Monthly Archives: February 2013

125 million Americans watch ‘M*A*S*H’ finale on CBS 30 years ago this hour (1983)


Video: 'The War is Over - M*A*S*H'

(Monday, February 28, 1983, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — Over 125 million Americans tuned in tonight to watch the 251st and final episode of the dark comedy television series M*A*S*H on CBS, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.” Continue reading 125 million Americans watch ‘M*A*S*H’ finale on CBS 30 years ago this hour (1983)

Branch Davidian siege begins in Waco, Texas 20 years ago this hour (1993)


Video: 'WKYC Channel 3 News - Sunday, Feb 28, 1993 (Part 1 of 2)'

(Sunday, February 28, 1993, 9:45 a.m. CST) — A gun battle erupted today at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader Vernon Howell (later known as David Koresh) on weapons charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.

Six killed as terrorists bomb World Trade Center 20 years ago this hour (1993)


Video: '1993 World Trade Center Bombing Documentary'

(Friday, February 26, 1993, 12:17:37 p.m. EST) — New York’s World Trade Center was attacked today when a truck bomb was detonated in a parking garage below the North Tower, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. The 1,336 lb (606 kg) urea nitrate–hydrogen gas enhanced device was intended to knock the North Tower (Tower One) into the South Tower (Tower Two), bringing both towers down and killing thousands of people, but failed to do so.