Today in 1989: Hundreds of civilians are shot dead by China’s People’s Liberation Army during a bloody military operation in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Students and workers had become part of a growing pro-democracy movement, gathering there for weeks. The Chinese government still officially denies any deaths occurred. Thousands who were arrested “disappeared” and remain unaccounted for.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour at the UW Arboretum, focusing on shade trees. Laura Wyatt will lead the group through the Gardens’ extensive collection of larger trees while discussing strategies for growing healthy trees in urban and suburban conditions. This free tour will last until dusk. Meet at 7pm at the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway. More info at 608-263-7888.
Tonight, the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation hosts a free, public panel discussion on historic districts in Madison. Come ask questions in an open and honest discussion of how historic districts encourage sustainability, smart growth, and place-making in Madison. Learn from preservation professionals what defines a historic district, how they’re evaluated, how to take advantage of tax credit programs, and what the benefits are to both property owners and the city as a whole. This is at 6:30 at Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. More info at madisonpreservation.org.
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