Poland Premier resigns following espionage allegations

On January 24, 1996, Jozef Oleksy, the Premier of Poland, resigned after he was accused of spying for the Soviet Union. Former KGB officer Andrzej Milczanowski alleged that Oleksy had passed him classified information while serving as the Polish Minister of Internal Affairs.

A military investigation was closed in April of 1996 for lack of evidence.

Justice Thurgood Marshall died

On January 24, 1993, retired US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who had spent much of his life fighting and supporting civil rights causes, died in Bethesda, Maryland.

Learn more about the life and legal career of Thurgood Marshall from biographer Juan Williams.

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