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In April 1970, residents of Barrio Logan occupied land beneath the Coronado Bridge to stop construction of a California Highway Patrol station and to keep the parcel as a neighborhood park.
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred after a botched safety test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in what was then the Soviet Union.
Local San Diego students joined others across the nation in a “war against pollution” on the first Earth Day in 1970.
Residents tell U-T visual journalist Ana Ramirez of their struggles living amid pollution and their mission to change their proud community
Texas City, Texas, on Galveston Bay was the scene of the nation’s deadliest industrial accident 75 years ago this month.
From The San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday, July 31, 1998: By Sandra Dibble Down below, sirens blared, electric signs flickered, and thudding bass rhythms blasted from the bars along Avenida Revolucion.
From The San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday, Nov. 28, 1997: By Sandra Dibble and Gregory Gross The embattled editor of a muckraking Tijuana weekly newspaper was seriously wounded yesterday in a hail of bullets that left his bodyguard and one of his assailants dead.
On April 17, 1993, NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa — who grew up in La Mesa and graduated from San Diego State University — and the the crew of the space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth after a nine-day mission.
In 1912, the British luxury liner Titanic collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage from England to New York City and sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland.
Thirty years ago, on April 11, 1992, the carrier Midway was decommissioned at North Island Naval Air Station.
Alejandro Ramos made his final trip home inside a coffin, stashed in the cargo compartment of a Boeing 727.