Monday, March 16, 2009

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 16, 1984/1985/1988

March 16, 1984/1985/1988

1984 - William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity.

1985 - Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

1988 - Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Oh man, I remember those events! Terry Anderson spent 2400 days (~7 years) in captivity!



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