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On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in
Washington,
DC
. It attracts more than 5.6 million visitors each year.

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 Photo taken by National Guard Spc. Praxedis Pineda via Flickr

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Former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones (left) sued President
Bill Clinton for sexual harassment when he was governor, alleging
he exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991. The Jones suit,
which went all the way to the Supreme Court, was ultimately
dismissed by a judge on the grounds Jones could not show
damages. While it was on appeal, President Clinton agreed to      
an out-of-court settlement on this day in 1998. He paid $850,000 
without admitting liability.
 

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President Clinton is shown in this video image during his deposition
Jan. 17, 1998 in the Paula Jones case,

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Paula Corbin Jones (Paula Rosalee Corbin) turned
52 September 17.

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John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson won the election 
on this day in 1960, defeating incumbent Vice President and  
Republican nominee Richard Nixon, who would later go on
to be the 37th President of the United States.
This was the
first election in which all fifty states participated, and the
last in which the
District of Columbia
did not.

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Newley elected President John F. Kennedy meets
with Richard M. Nixon following the election.

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On this day in 1966, Ronald Reagan was elected to his first term as Governor of California with 57.65% of the vote. He left office in 1975, declining to run for a third term.

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IT WAS A RECORD THIRD TIME WIN!

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On this day in 1940, Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) was
reelected president of the United States for a record third time, 
handily defeating his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey
(right), the governor of
New York

    
     
     
      
     
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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 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt won an
unprecedented third term in office.

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The U.S. presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968. The Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon,
defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President
Hubert Humphrey.

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After more than a year out of the ring, on this day in 1994, George
Foreman took on the new champ, Michael Moorer, and knocked
him out in the 10th round. With the victory, at the age of 45, he
became the oldest fighter ever to win the heavyweight crown
as well as the boxer with the most time between one world
championship and the next. Foreman ultimately retired in 1997
after compiling an amazing 76-5 career record.

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George Edward Foreman turned 69 in January.

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