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CALENDAR OF SIGNIFICANT DATES

05/17/1989
Germany – Conviction of Mohammad Ali Hamadei of hijacking TWA flight 847 on June 14, 1985 and of the murder of a passenger, U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem.

05/17/1983
Israel – Israeli Troops Leave Lebanon

05/18/1980
Peru – The Maoist terrorist movement Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) began its armed struggle.

05/19/1928
Cambodia – Birthday of Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge.

05/19/1991
Turkey – Ataturk Holiday

05/19/1890
Vietnam – Birthday of Ho Chi Minh

05/20/1989
China (- Martial Law in Beijing. The death of Hu Yao Bang on April 15 set off protests, hunger strikes, and the occupation of Tienanmen Square by pro-democracy student radicals, which led to the imposition of martial law in Beijing.

05/20/1927
Saudi Arabia – Independence Day

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