On August 30, 2001, the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) informed former Yugoslav
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.
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.