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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1977, Voyager 2 was launched by NASA from a
spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Titan IIIE / Centaur
rocket .
The spacecraft was carrying a copper phonograph
record containing greetings in dozens of languages and
samples of music (below).

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Singer Robert Anthony Plant is 71 today.

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Led Zepplin reunited for a show at London’s O2 arena, 2007.

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FIRST SPEEDWAY RACE ON THIS DAY IN 1909

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The first race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of
the world’s most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500.

Built on 328 acres of farmland five miles northwest of Indianapolis, Indiana,
the speedway was started by local businessmen as a testing facility for
Indiana’s growing automobile industry. The idea was that occasional races
at the track would pit cars from different manufacturers against each other
and after seeing what these cars could do, spectators would presumably
head down to the showroom of their choice to get a closer look.

The rectangular two-and-a-half-mile track linked four turns, each exactly 440
yards from start to finish, by two long and two short straight sections. In that
first five-mile race on August 19, 1909, 12,000 spectators watched Austrian
engineer Louis Schwitzer win with an average speed of 57.4 miles per hour.

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Louis Schwitzer (1880 – 1967) winner of the inaugural
race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.        

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LARRY BIRD RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Bird entered the NBA in 1979 and had an immediate impact on the league, winning Rookie of the Year after leading the Celtics to a
61-21 record and first place in the Atlantic Division just one year
after they went 29-53 and finished in last place. In his second
season.

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Larry Joe Bird will be 63 in December.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Retired actor Charles Robert Redford Jr. is 83 today.

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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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