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NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY

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In Los Angeles,
California, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts was
nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party
Convention on this
day in 1960, defeating Senator
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas. The next day, 
Johnson
was named Kennedy’s running mate by a unanimous vote of the 
convention.

1960 Democratic Convention

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A FEMALE VP WAS NAMED ON THIS DAY IN 1984


Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announced
that he had chosen Representative
Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his
running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously
gained recognition as a vocal advocate of women’s rights in Congress. She
became the first female vice presidential candidate to represent a major
political party.

Four days after Ferraro was named vice presidential candidate, Governor
Mario Cuomo of New York opened the Democratic National Convention in
San Francisco.

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Rep. Geraldine Ferraro and Democratic Presidential Candidate
Walter Mondale.

Geraldine A. Ferraro - Obituary - The New York Times
Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (right) 
and City Supervisor Harvey Milk (left), a gay-rights activist, were
shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White (below), a former
supervisor.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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After months of maintaining his innocence, Agnew pleaded no 
contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion and resigned
from office. Nixon replaced him with House Republican leader
Gerald Ford. Agnew spent the remainder of his life quietly,
rarely making public appearances.
    
    
    
    
    
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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President. Ford, the longtime
House Minority Leader, was selected as VP by Richard Nixon (far right)
after the resignation of Spiro Agnew.  Ford would become president
eight months later when Nixon himself resigned.




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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Actor Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 years old today.

Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor for
his role in the 2001 film
Training Day. He has starred in several
films based on true events such as
Remember the Titans (2000), 
Cry Freedom (1987), American Gangster (2007), Flight (2012), 
and
Malcolm X (1992). 

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