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CLINTON IMPEACHED ON THIS DAY IN 1998

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President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his taped grand jury testimony
on Aug. 17, 1998, at the White House.

After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two
articles of
impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with
lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the
second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his
term.

On February 12, the Senate voted on whether to remove Clinton from office
and the president was acquitted on both articles of impeachment. The
prosecution needed a two-thirds majority to convict but failed to achieve
even a bare majority. Rejecting the first charge of perjury, 45 Democrats
and 10 Republicans voted “not guilty,” and on the charge of obstruction
of justice the Senate was split 50-50. After the trial concluded, President
Clinton said he was “profoundly sorry” for the burden his behavior
imposed on Congress and the American people.
     
    
    
    
    
    
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RECOMMENDATION WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

President Bill Clinton pauses as he apologizes to the U.S. on Dec. 11, 1998 for his conduct in the Monica Lewinsky affair. Rex Banner/Getty Images
President Bill Clinton pauses as he apologizes to the U.S. on Dec. 11, 1998 for his conduct in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

On December 15, 1998, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on
the Judiciary releases a 265-page report recommending the
impeachment
of President
Bill Clinton for high crimes and misdemeanors.     

The subsequent impeachment proceedings were the culmination of a slew
of scandals involving the president and first lady Hillary Clinton. 

Added to the mix were stories of Clinton’s extra-marital affairs and a sexual harassment claim filed against him. An independent counsel, Kenneth Starr,
was appointed to investigate the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and
the ensuing investigation led Starr to
Monica Lewinsky, a former White
House intern who had been accused of having an affair with Clinton.

     
      

    
    
    
   
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President Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky.     

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The 1868 impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson
The 1868 impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson.

Only two U.S. presidents have been formally impeached by Congress—
Andrew Johnson and Bill Clintonand no U.S. president has ever been
removed from office through impeachment.


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1996, a single homemade pipe bomb left in a knapsack exploded amid a crowd of spectators in Centennial Olympic Park,
near the main sites of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. The blast
caused by the crude device killed one person and injured 112
others.
  

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Eric Robert Rudolph, the Olympic Park Bomber.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also
appeared in 1938 in plays performed in
White Plains, New
York
, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut
in 1935, and his career grew after his
Academy Award
nominated performance as
Tom Joad in The Grapes of
Wrath
, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s novel
about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the
Dust Bowl
.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1868, the United States House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson due to his attempt to
dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The
U.S. Senate later acquitted Johnson on May 26, 1868.

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. He was
was vice president at the time of the assassination of Abraham
Lincoln.

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Edwin McMasters Stanton
(December 19, 1814 – December 24, 1869)

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The impeachment trial against President Andrew Johnson opens
in the Senate Chambers.


George T. Brown, sergeant at arms of the Senate (left), serving the summons on President Andrew Johnson.

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