Eisenhower warns that the situation in Asia is becoming “very ominous for the United States.” In the speech, Eisenhower made specific reference to the need to defend French Indochina from the communists. Abby, Lizzie’s stepmother, was found upstairs with her head smashed to pieces. Floodwaters finally recede in Luzon, Philippines, on this day in 1972, revealing devastation and hundreds dead.
An astounding rainfall in July had caused rivers all over the large island to flood.
Previously identifying publicly as male, Jenner revealed her identity as a trans woman in April 2015, publicly announcing her name change from Bruce to Caitlyn in a July 2015 Vanity Fair cover story.
Her name and gender change became official on September 25, 2015. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, Jenner was in fifth place in the men's decathlon, behind Steve Gough and Andrew Pettes.
One storm after another battered Luzon in July 1972. Washington was 21 years old and would soon command his first military operation as a major in...
Manila received nearly 70 inches of rain during the month. George Washington, a young Virginia planter, becomes a Master Mason, the highest basic rank in the secret fraternity of Freemasonry. On this day in 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden are found hacked to death in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home.
Track and field will be contested at the Olympics from Aug. He won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens before serving a four-year suspension due to a positive test for testosterone that kept him out of competition until 2010.
Gatlin won a silver medal behind Usain Bolt at the 2012 Olympics in London. He decided to turn professional after Beijing and signed a sponsorship contract with New Balance.
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Today, Olympic track and field events are a highlight of the games.
Ameer Webb Age: 25Hometown: Tustin, California Webb broke out in early 2016 as a potential new U. sprints star as he set a personal best of 9.94 in the 100, just barely lose to Gatlin, and won the Doha Diamond League meet in 19.85 seconds. Michael Johnson's world record of 43.18 may be threatened. Gil Roberts Age: 27 Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Roberts will compete in his first Olympics after not making it out of the semifinals at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Webb was the 2013 NCAA champion but finished fourth at that year's U. His 44.73 run to make the Olympic team was just off his 44.53 personal best from 2014.