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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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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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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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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, a former supervisor.

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Daniel James White.

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San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (above) was named
to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R.
Ford (left) as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T.
Agnew (below).

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Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency
amid accusations of income tax evasion.

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Vice President Gerald R. Ford (left) and President Richard M. Nixon.

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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

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REVIEWING PAST WORLD NEWS

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It was on this day in 1973.

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China’s Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under
Sun Yat-sen on this day in 1911.

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A plane carrying Palestinian terrorists who hijacked the cruise liner
Achille Lauro was ‘captured’ over Malta forced to land on this day
in 1985.



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Movie Legend George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi
(October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901)
 

Verdi became one of the pre-eminent opera composers in
history. His 26 operas remain extremely popular today.

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