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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington,
DC.
on this day in 1982.

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Taliban regime flees the Afghan capital on this day in 2001.

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Bill Clinton ordered to pay Paula Jones $850,000 on this day in 1998.

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Bill Clinton

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On this day in 2003, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
Roy Moore (above) lost his position
 for refusing to remove a Ten  Commandments monument. 

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On this day in 1997, the musical "The Lion King"
opened on Broadway.

It is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history and the
highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having
grossed more than $1 billion.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency on this
day in 1948. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above)." The Truman victory had 
surprised many polls and newspapers.

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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It was on this day in 1983.

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President Ronald Reagan

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On this day in 1956.

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A Sony tape recorder used to tape conversations in the White House.

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Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling, who gained
infamy as the man who orchestrated the largest corporate
fraud in history, was sentenced to more than 24 years in
jail on this day in 2006.
   

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John William Carson
(October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Also known as the Elvis of hosting, Johnny Carson was an Emmy-
winning face of NBC’s Tonight show from 1961 to 1992.

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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this
day in 1975. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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MIKE  GRACIA

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On this day in 20001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan
in response to that state’s support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act
was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the
U.S. on September 11, 2001. 

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On this day in 1985.

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On this day in 1991.

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Clarence Thomas turned 69 on June  23.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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The musical "Cats" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on this day
in 1982. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in
Broadway history.

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John J Mellencamp  (John Cougar Mellencamp) is 66 today.

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is best known for his #1 hit song,
"Jack & Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy
Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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