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Strongman put down

Register • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:34 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Five teenagers who were caught “red-handed” painting their initials on a Berlin Road railroad bridge, were back at the scene with buckets of paint remover and a lot of elbow grease.

25 years ago, 1988: The Reagan administration planning to oust Panamanian strongman Gen. Manuel Antionio Noriega, were in complete chaos after a U.S.-backed coup unexpectedly failed when plotters were locked into the arsenal at the country’s military headquarters.

10 years ago, 2003: With the fall of Bagdad, Iraq’s U.N. ambassador declared “the game is over.” and became the first Iraqi official to concede defeat in the U.S.-led war.

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