... 2007 (today), oceanophiles celebrate the 15th annual World Oceans Day. Proclaimed for the 1st time during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the day is set aside to raise awareness of the importance of the oceans and the life within them. It is not yet a U.N.-declared day; devotees ask that you sign a petition to make it such here.
... 1992 (15 years ago today), the United States ratified the ICCPR, or International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, albeit with reservations so extensive they led our colleague William A. Schabas to ask, in a 1995 article published at 21 Brooklyn J. Int'l L. 277, "Is the United States Still a Party?"
... 1970, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was born in Tucscon, Arizona.