Gotta Watch: Saddam statue falls; Arthur Ashe's announcement; FLDS raid
April 8th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Saddam statue falls; Arthur Ashe's announcement; FLDS raid

The end of Saddam's regime – The video is a look back at the day the Iraqi people pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.  It happened on April 9, 2003.  You can see people cheering and waving flags as they carry bits and pieces of the statue around central Baghdad.  Someone even shouts "Goodbye Saddam" as you watch him fall. This symbolized the end of the Iraqi leader's regime.  

Arthur Ashe's big announcement– This day in 1992, tennis legend Arthur Ashe went public with the fact that he had AIDS.  In a shaky voice, he told the media he contracted HIV during a blood transfusion after heart bypass surgery. Ashe died from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1993.



2008 polygamist sect raided – The controversial raid of the Yearning For Zion ranch had everyone talking when dozens of women and children were removed from a Texas compound. The ranch, run by Warren Jeffs, had been under scrutiny by the surrounding community after a complaint was made of sexual abuse. This weekend marks three years since the raid.  CNN's Gary Tuchman took a trip to the ranch in 2009 to find out what some kids had to say about the raid.

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Filed under: AIDS • Gotta Watch • History • Iraq • Polygamy • Sports • Tennis
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