Archive for August, 2019

TESTIMONY GIVEN ON THIS DAY IN 1998

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On August 17, 1998, President Bill Clinton (above) become the first sitting
president to testify before the Office of Independent Council as the subject
of a grand-jury investigation.

The testimony came after a four-year investigation into Clinton and his wife
Hillary’s alleged involvement in several scandals, including accusations of
sexual harassment, potentially illegal real-estate deals and suspected
“cronyism” involved in the firing of
White House travel-agency personnel.

The independent prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, then uncovered an affair
between Clinton and a White House intern named
Monica Lewinsky,
when questioned about the affair, Clinton denied it, which led Starr to
charge the president with perjury and obstruction of justice, which in
turn prompted his testimony on August 17.

   

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President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office, 1997.

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RARE COIN HAS RECENTLY BEEN AUCTIONED

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(FoxNews) – An extremely rare 1894 dime, one of only 24 minted and once
owned by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss, has sold at auction for $1.32
million, including the buyer’s commission.

Only nine of the rare 1894-S dimes are known to exist, according to the
auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The dime was auctioned Thursday
at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.

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Gerald Hatten Buss
(January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013)

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CANCER TAKES ACTOR PETER FONDA AT 79

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Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Actor Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the seminal
1960s
counterculture film "Easy Rider," has died. He was 79.

In a statement obtained by Fox News, Fonda’s family said that the actor  
— the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda, died
Friday morning at his Los Angeles home after suffering respiratory
failure due to lung cancer.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

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FESTIVAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival opened on a patch of
farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording
studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters
managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the
Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi
Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.

Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to hold the
event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last minute,
giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel, some 50
miles from Woodstock. The event attracted an audience of more than
400.00.

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