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Buford O. Furrow, 1999 News

37, white supremacist, opened fire in August at a Los Angeles Jewish community center, injuring five people, and an hour later killed Filipino-American letter carrier Joseph Ileto, 39. The…

Hawaii Overview

(Encyclopedia) Hawaii həwī´ē, hävä´ē [key], 50th state of the United States, comprising a group of eight major islands and numerous islets in the central Pacific Ocean, c.2,100 mi (3,…

Timeline: Cesar Chavez

by Borgna Brunner 1927Cesar Chavez is born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona, to a poor Mexican American family. They run a farm, grocery store, garage, and pool hall. 1938 The…

August 1999 News and Events

1999 News Month-By-Month World China Launches Long-Range Missile (Aug. 2): Announcement is unusual. Beijing attacks U.S. for sale of military equipment to Taiwan in middle of crisis. NATO…

Timeline: Labor Unions

Here's a history of organized labor in the United States 1869 One of the earliest and most influential labor organizations, the Knights of Labor is founded by Philadelphia tailors.…