Wednesday, January 2, 2008

On January 2, ...

... 1890, encouraged by his wife, Caroline Scott Harrison, President Benjamin Harrison hired Alice B. Sanger as a stenographer, making her the 1st woman to work for pay at the White House as anything other than a domestic servant. Sanger went on to work for 40 years at the U.S. Postal Service in Washington.
... 1993 (15 years ago today), leaders of the Bosnian Serbs, Bosnian Muslims, and Croats -- the 3 factions at war for nearly a year in the former Yugoslavia -- met in Geneva at the instance of U.N. special envoys Cyrus Vance and Lord Owen. The talks would fail, and peace accords would not be signed for another 3 years.

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