Ten years ago: The Palestinian uprising in Israel’s occupied territories spread to Arab east Jerusalem.
Five years ago: More than 400 suspected Muslim fundamentalists deported by Israel were confined to a makeshift refugee camp in a “no man’s land” in Lebanon because of the Lebanese government’s refusal to accept them.
One year ago: The television industry unveiled a plan to rate programs using tags such as “TV-G,” “TV-Y” and “TV-M.” The school board of Oakland, Calif., voted to recognize Black English, also known as “ebonics,” in a decision that set off a firestorm of controversy. (The board later reversed its stance.) Actor Marcello Mastroianni died in Paris at age 72.