On #ThisDayinHistory 1994, the Rwandan Civil War begins: The genocide had already begun and then 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers were killed in an effort to discourage international intervention: In approximately three months, Hutu extremists brutally murdered an estimated 1 million civilians from the Tutsi ethnic group, as well as moderate Hutus in the worst episode of ethnic genocide since World War II #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Apr.10: The immediate roots of the 1994 genocide dated back to the early 90s, when President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, began using anti-Tutsi rhetoric: Following that, there were several massacres of Tutsis in the country. Although both ethnic groups had shared the same language and culture for centuries, Rwandan law required registration based on ethnicity #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8278 Throughout the 90s, the government and army had been amassing Interahamwe (meaning “those who attack together”) and preparing for the elimination of the Tutsi ethnic, and in January 1994, UN forces in Rwanda warned that larger massacres were imminent…………..On April 6, 1994, President Habyarimana was killed when his plane was shot down: Hutu extremists in the military and civilian supporters were spurred into grisly action by the event and within hours of the crash the genocide began: Soon after the Belgian peacekeepers were killed, radio stations in Rwanda were broadcasting appeals to the Hutu majority to kill all Tutsis in the country…………By the summer, the RPF had defeated the Hutu forces and driven them out of the country and into several neighboring nations. However, by that time, an estimated 75 percent of the Tutsis living in Rwanda had been murdered…………….Despite the horrific crimes, the international community, including the U.S., hesitated to take definitive action…………President Clinton later called America’s failure to do anything to stop the genocide “the biggest regret” of his administration. #Rwanda #Genocide #CivilWar #OTD

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1969, the Chicago Eight, indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, plead not guilty. The trial for the eight antiwar activists had begun on March 20:

#AceHistoryNews – Apr.09: The defendants included David Dellinger of the National Mobilization Committee (NMC); Rennie Davis and Thomas Hayden of SDS; Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, founders of the Youth International Party (“Yippies”); Lee Weiner and John Froines; and Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8300 The eight men were charged with conspiracy to cross state lines with intent to incite a riot. Attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass represented all but Seale. The trial, presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman, turned chaotic as the defendants used the court as a platform against the war, racism, and oppression: Bobby Seale in particular wanted to represent himself; a right guaranteed by the U.S. legal system but denied him by the judge…………..To deal with Seale’s interruptions, at one point Judge Hoffman ordered Seale gagged and strapped to his chair………….Days of this caused defense attorney Kunstler to say: “This is no longer a court of order, Your Honor, this is a medieval torture chamber.” Seale’s case was eventually separated from that of the other defendants. When the trial ended in February 1970, Hoffman found all of the defendants and their two attorneys guilty of 175 counts of contempt of court and sentenced them each to terms ranging from two to four years………..Although declaring the defendants not guilty of conspiracy, the jury found all but Froines and Weiner guilty of intent to riot. The others were each sentenced to five years and fined $5,000……………However, none of the defendants served time because in 1972 a Court of Appeals overturned the criminal convictions, and eventually most of the contempt charges were also dropped. #Chicago1968 #Chicago8 #Chicago10 #wontyoupleasecometochicago #History #USHistory #LegalHistory #OTD

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1959, @NASA introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpen ter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Ala n Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton: The seven men, all military test pilots, were carefully selected from a g roup of 32 candidates to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program. NASA pl anned to begin manned orbital flights in 1961 #AceHistoryDesk

#AceHistoryNews – Apr.09: On October 4, 1957, the USSR scored the first victory in the “space race” when it successfully launched the world’s 1st artificial satellite, Sputnik. In response, the U.S. consolidated its efforts into NASA and in January 1959, the astronaut selection process began with 110 candidates #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8294 An initial battery of written tests, interviews, and medical history reviews further reduced that number 36. After learning of the extreme physical and mental tests planned for them, four men dropped out: The final 32 candidates underwent exhaustive medical and psychological examinations. The men proved so healthy, however, that only one candidate was eliminated.

The remaining 31 candidates then traveled to the Wright Aeromedical Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, where they underwent the most grueling part of the selection process. For six days and three nights, the men were subjected to tests of their tolerance of physical and psychological stress. Among other tests, the candidates were forced to spend an hour in a pressure chamber that simulated an altitude of 65,000 feet, and two hours in a chamber that was heated to 130°F (54°C). At the end of one week, 18 candidates remained and the selection committee was to choose six based on interviews…………But, seven candidates were so strong they ended up settling on that number. After they were announced, the “Mercury Seven” became overnight celebrities………… Less than one month later, on May 5, astronaut Alan Shepard was successfully launched into space on a suborbital flight and in February 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. NASA continued to trail the Soviets in space achievements until NASA’s Apollo program put the first men on the moon. #NASA #Spacerace #history #mercury7 #OTD

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