Milestones

ARRIVED. THE FINAL SHIPMENT of food aid from the United Nations to China, in the form of 43,450 tons of grain shipped from Canada; in Shenzhen. Since 1979, the World Food Program has provided nearly $1 billion worth of food aid to the once-impoverished nation; in 2001 it announced it would eliminate the program in light of China's booming economy.

SWORN IN. JALAL TALABANI, 71, GHAZI YAWAR, 47, and ADEL ABDUL MAHDI, 61, as Iraq's first democratically-elected President and Vice-Presidents in more than half a century; in Baghdad. Talabani, who spent years fighting the regime of former...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!