Tuesday, January 29, 2008

On January 29, ...

... 1978 (30 years ago today), Sweden became the world's 1st country to ban aerosol sprays, which contain chlorofluorocarbons believed to deplete the ozone layer and thus harm the global environment.
... 2007, an Associated Press story entitled Mujeres aumentan presencia en Corte Interamericana reported that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (right) began its 1st session of the year with 3 new judges. In an historic first, the panel comprised 3 women judges: Margarette May Macaulay of Jamaica and Rhadys Abreu Blondet of the Dominican Republic, both new, who joined the lone woman already on the Court, Cecilia Medina Quiroga of Chile.

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