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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick convicted of racketeering conspiracy – Chicago Tribune

Today is Monday, March 11, the 71st day of 2024. There are 295 days left in the year.

Highlights of this day in history:

On March 11, 2013, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) was convicted of multiple crimes, including racketeering conspiracy (he was later sentenced to 28 years in prison).

On this date:

In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln relieved General George B. McClellan as general in chief of the Union armies, leaving him in command of the Army of the Potomac; McClellan also lost this position.

In 1918, what are believed to be the first confirmed U.S. cases of the deadly global influenza pandemic were reported among U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas; 46 soldiers would die. (The worldwide flu pandemic claimed the lives of an estimated 20 to 40 million people.)

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act, which provided war supplies to countries fighting the Axis Powers.

In 1942, as Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia, where he vowed on March 20, “I will be back”; He kept his promise more than 2 times. /after 2 years.

In 1954, the US Army, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis. and its subcommittee’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, Pvt. G. David Schine, a former advisor to the subcommittee. (The conflict culminated in the famous Senate Army-McCarthy hearings.)

In 1985, Mikhail S. Gorbachev was elected general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, replacing the late Konstantin U. Chernenko.

In 1997, Paul McCartney met Queen Elizabeth II. He was awarded the title of knight by Elizabeth.

In 2002, two pillars of light rose skyward from Ground Zero in New York as a makeshift memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks six months earlier.

In 2004, ten consecutive bombs exploded on the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people in an attack linked to Al Qaeda-inspired militants.

In 2006, former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic was found dead of a heart attack in his prison cell in the Netherlands, bringing an abrupt end to a four-year UN war crimes trial; He was 64 years old.

In 2010, a federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the use of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency.

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Japan in 2011 killed approximately 20,000 people and severely damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

In 2012, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales shot and killed 16 Afghan villagers, mostly women and children, as they slept; Bales later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

In 2018, lawmakers in China removed presidential term limits that had been in place for more than 35 years, paving the way for the possibility of Xi Jinping retaining power for life.

In 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual abuse in New York.

In 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package that he said would help defeat the virus and nurse the economy back to health; Americans will receive direct payments of up to $1,400, as well as extended unemployment benefits.

In 2022, as Russia expanded its offensive in Ukraine, striking airfields in the west and a major industrial city in the east, the massive armored force that had been halted outside Kiev for more than a week was again in action.

Today’s birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 93 years old. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 90 years old. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH’-koh hee-MEH’-nez) is 85 years old. Actor Tricia O’Neil is 79 years old. Actor Mark Metcalf is 78 years old. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 77 years old. Singer Bobby McFerrin 74. Film director Jerry Zucker 74. Singer Cheryl Lynn 73. Actor Susan Richardson 72. Record executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN’) 71. Singer Nina Hagen 69. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) 69. Actor Elias Koteas 63. Actor-director Peter Berg 62. Singer Mary Gauthier (GOH’-shay) 62. Actor Jeffrey Nordling 62. Actor Alex Kingston 61. Actor Wallace Langham 59. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill. 59. Actor John Barrowman 57. Singer Lisa Loeb 56. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble ( Paul & the Broken Bones) 55, Singer Pete Droge 55, Actor Terrence Howard 55, Rock musician Rami Jaffee 55, Actor Johnny Knoxville 53, Rock singer -musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; Madden Brothers) are 45, Actor David Anders is 43, Singer LeToya Luckett is 43, Actor Thora Birch is 42, TV star Melissa Rycroft is 41, Actor Rob Brown is 40, Actor Jodie Comer is 31.

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