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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was published on this day in 1823.

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TOY TRAINS FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING IN 1911

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The Ives Manufacturing Corporation made toy trains from 1868 to
1932.  For decades, Ives made clockwork trains, but created its
first electric train in 1910.

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GIVE THE MODERN NEW IRONRITE IN 1948

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1803, the United States Senate ratified a treaty that included the Louisiana Territories from France for $15 million. The transfer was completed with formal ceremonies in New Orleans.

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Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana. Painting depicting first raising of the USA flag with the Louisiana Purchase, in main plaza
(now Jackson Square), New Orleans.

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The Frank Capra film "It’s A Wonderful Life" premiered at the Globe Theatre in New York on this day in 1946.

 Time said, "It’s a Wonderful Life is a pretty wonderful movie. It has
only one formidable rival (Goldwyn’s The Best Years of Our Lives
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as Hollywood’s best picture of the year. Director Frank Capra’s inventiveness, humor, and affection for human beings keep it
glowing with life and excitement."

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Frank Russell Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra)
(May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton, America’s chief
executive, was impeached on two charges of perjury and
obstruction of justice by the
U.S. House of Representatives,
becoming only the second president to be ordered to stand
trial in the Senate since Andrew Johnson in 1868.

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President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky pose for a photo in
the Oval Office.

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President Bill Clinton speaks about the Monica Lewinsky scandal at 
the White House on January 26, 1998 as First Lady Hillary Clinton
looks on.

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On this day in 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific,
ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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The three astronauts (from left to right – Eugene Cernan, Ronald
Evans and Harrison Schmitt) get the red-carpet welcome back.

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