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ICTY announces genocide charges against Slobodan Milosevic

On August 30, 2001, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) informed former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic that he would be charged with genocide in addition to other war crimes. The charges stemmed from Milosevic's role in the Balkan civil wars of the 1990's in which Milosevic, as President of Serbia and Yugoslavia, attempted to use force to prevent the ethnic dissolution of the Yugoslav Federation.Learn more about the trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the charges filed against him from the BBC.

Thurgood Marshall confirmed as US Supreme Court justice

On August 30, 1965, civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice by the US Senate, becoming the first African-American to be approved for the nation's highest tribunal. Learn more about Thurgood Marshall.

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