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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 2000, America’s Presidential vote faced limbo. There
was no winner named until more than a month later.

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A Florida election official tries to figure out a voter’s intentions.

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Also on this day in 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton made history when
she became the first president’s wife to win public office. The state
of New York elected her to the
U.S. Senate
. (New York).

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn in as a United States Senator by
Vice President
Al Gore in the Old Senate Chamber, as President
Clinton and daughter Chelsea look on, January 3, 2001.

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The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington
state collapsed during a windstorm on this day in 1940. The third
longest suspension span in the world opened to traffic on July 1,
1940.

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge as it looks today.

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On this day in 1986, the Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine,
first broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release
of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra
affair.

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Reagan meets with aides on the Iran-Contra affair.

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President Ronald Reagan holds up a copy of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra affair.

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One of the 52 United States hostages is displayed to the crowd
outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by his captors, a few days
into their ordeal.

 

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On this day in 1992, Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 71 August 16.

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were
published under the pen name "Publius."

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On this day in 1978, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left)
and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Right) were both named
winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward
achieving a Middle East accord. 
  

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(Left to right) Egyptian Pres. Anwar Sadat, U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter,
and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signing the Camp David Accords in the White House, Washington, D.C., September 17, 1978.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1792. The building became known as the White
House in 1818.

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The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be
played in Major League Baseball. It was between the Boston
Americans of the American League and the Pittsburgh Pirates
of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston
prevailing five games to three, winning the last four.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Paul Frederic Simon is 77 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is known for his partnership
with
Art Garfunkel in Simon & Garfunkel. He went on to find
solo success with albums like Graceland and Still  Crazy
After All These Years. Simon met
Garfunkel while both
were performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth
grade graduation and they went on to perform at school
dances together.

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