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A RECOMMENDATION ON THIS DAY IN 1998

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President Bill Clinton on January 26, 1998, watched by First Lady 
Hillary, rejects allegations of improper behavior with Monica
Lewinsky.

    
   
After nearly 14 hours of debate, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.

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COLLECTION FETCHES BIG $ AT AUCTION

    
   

NEW YORK (AP) — The sale of a prominent Abraham Lincoln scholar’s
collection of material pertaining to the nation’s 16th president brought
in nearly $300,000 at a New York City auction.

Swann Galleries says nearly 90 percent of Harold Holzer’s collection of
hundreds of Lincoln books, artwork and documents was sold recently
at auction in Manhattan. The overall sale total of $299,995 topped the
presale estimate of $158,000 to $236,000.

An 1860 painting of Lincoln before he grew a beard drew the highest
price at $40,000.

Holzer is an award-winning historian best known for his books on
Lincoln and the Civil War. He collected hundreds of Lincoln items
during the decades he spent researching and writing about him.

Holzer currently serves as director of Hunter College’s Roosevelt     
House Public Policy Institute.

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Scholar's Lincoln collection fetches $300G at NYC auction
Harold Holzer

  Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia       
Abraham Lincoln’s Opera Glasses,The Pair He Brought to Ford’s
Theatre and Held in His Hands at The Time of His Assassination.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1919,  President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive
stroke that left him
 
partially paralyzed.  
            

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Final report on President Wilson’s condition written by Dr. Dercum.

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It was on this day in 1985.

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"Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, appeared 
for the first time in seven newspapers on this day in 1950.

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Charles Monroe Schulz  (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

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Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 67 years old today.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Police, Sting is known for such
hits as "Don’t Stand So Close to Me" and "Message in a Bottle." He also
became a successful solo artist, releasing his first album The Dream of
the Blue Turtles in 1985, followed by ten more albums within the next
two decades.
 


 

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Sting (left) with other members of The Police.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida 
on this day in 1988.
It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is 83 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis is known for the hit "Great Balls of Fire"
and his marriage to his thirteen year old first cousin once removed, Myra Gale Brown. He became the last living member of the Sun Records Million Dollar
Quartet (below) and hence was nicknamed The Killer.

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On September 29, 1954, Willie Mays, centerfielder for the New York Giants, makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit
by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz to rob Wertz of extra
bases in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy on  November 22, 1963.

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On this day in 1954, The"Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV
with Steve Allen (below) as host.

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