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Americans on this day in 1789, voted for the electors that would
choose George Washington to be the first United States president.

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George Washington accepted the wish of the American people for
him to be their first president. No one campaigned for the office.

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United States President Bill Clinton went on trial before the Senate
on this day in 1999. It was only the second time in
U.S. history that
an impeached president had gone to trial. Clinton was later
acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

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President Bill Clinton tells America, “I did not have sexual relations
with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. These allegations are false”.

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President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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On this day in 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian
capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the government of Khmer
Rouge.    

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Phnom Penh just after the overthrow by Vietnamese forces.

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Japanese Emperor Hirohito died on this day in 1989. His son, Crown
Prince Akihito (below) became emperor.

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Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko.

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

Wilson served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921
as a member of the
Democratic Party.

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On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president
of the
United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago,"
an expose of the Soviet prison system on this day in
1973.

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Solzhenitsyn bravely wrote about the brutality of Stalin’s network
of gulags.

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The musical "On the Town" opened in New York City on
this day in 1944 and ran for 462 performances. It featured
the song,
"New York, New York." It was made into a film
in 1949.

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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 today.

Popular actor Denzel Washington won an Academy Award
for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 film
Training Day.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph
waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal on this day in
2004. The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in a dozen
countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand
and India.

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Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder,
CO on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the
U.S. Congress.

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Tennessee Williams’ play "The Glass Menagerie"
was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre
in Chicago,
IL. on this day in 1944.

Anthony Ross, Laurette Taylor, Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon in
the Broadway production of “The Glass Menagerie”.

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Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

Truman served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953),
taking the office upon the death of
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On December 5, 1972, Truman was admitted to Kansas City’s
Research
Hospital and
Medical Center
with lung congestion from pneumonia. He
developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26
at the age of 88.

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Although one paper decided early that Dewey won, Truman was victorious, November 4, 1948.

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge,
PA, to camp for the winter on this day in 1777.

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‘The Prayer at Valley Forge’ by Arnold Friberg.

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Charles Dickens’ novel "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England on this day in 1843.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)
 
 

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Apollo 17
splashed down in the Pacific on this day in 1972, ending
the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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On this day in 1957, "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

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Robert Preston Meservey  (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987)

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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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