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The first president of the
United States, George Washington,
died at the age 67 on this day in 1799. The diagnosis of his final
illness and the immediate cause of his death have been subjects 
of debate since the day he died.
 

        
        
        
        
       
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George Washington’s Death Bed in his home at Mt Vernon, VA.

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George Washington  (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

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Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (front left) became the first man
to reach the South Pole on this day in 1911. He reached the area 35
days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott.

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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen

(July 16, 1872 – June 18, 1928)

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On this day in 1995, the presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Serbia, Croatia signed an internationally brokered formal peace
agreement in Paris to end fighting in Bosnia.

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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Maris was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983. In response, Maris
organized the annual Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money for
cancer research and treatment. He died at age 51 on December 14, 1985 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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SANDY KOZEL

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U.S. forces captured ousted dictator Saddam Hussein on this
day in 2003.

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Authorities in Poland imposed martial law on this day in 1981 in an 
attempt to crackdown on the Solidarity labor movement. Martial law 
ended formally in 1983.

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In
America on this day in 1862, an estimated 11,000 Northern
troops were killed or wounded when Union forces were defeated
by the Confederates under the command of General Robert E.
Lee, at the Battle of  Fredericksburg.

        

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The Korean war campaign for the Chosin Reservoir began on
this day in 1950.

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Richard Wayne Van Dyke is 92 years old today.

Van Dyke of The Dick Van Dyke Show on CBS from 1961 – 1966
and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS from 1993 – 2001. He won a SAG
Life Achievement Award in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in
1998. He starred in the 1964 classic Mary Poppins and was also
cast in the film’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which is slated
for a 2018 release.

During the late 1940s, Van Dyke was a radio DJ in Danville, IL.
and served as a radio announcer in the United States Army Air
Corps during World War II and later transferred to the Special
Services as an entertainer. 

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Francis Albert Sinatra
  (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Singer, actor, and producer Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular
and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the
best-
selling music
artists of all time
, selling more than 150 million records
worldwide. Born in
Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra
began his musical career in the
swing era with bandleaders Harry James
and
Tommy Dorsey.

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CENSURE REJECTED ON THIS DATE IN 1998

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The House Judiciary Committee rejected censure of President Bill
Clinton (above) and approved the
final article of impeachment
against
Clinton. The case was submitted to the full House for a
verdict.



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Bill Clinton denied an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Lying under oath about the affair led to impeachment proceedings.

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The
U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 2000 found that the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 Presidential
election was unconstitutional. Vice President Al Gore conceded 
the election to Texas Gov.
George W. Bush the next day.

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