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CONFIRMATION VOTE ON THIS DAY IN 1991

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After a bitter confirmation hearing, the U.S. Senate votes 52 to 48 to
confirm Clarence Thomas to the U.S.
Supreme Court
.

In July 1991, Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to sit on the
Supreme Court, announced his retirement after 34 years. President
George Bush quickly nominated Clarence Thomas, a 43-year-old African
American judge known for his conservative beliefs, to fill the seat. He  
had been chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
during the Reagan administration, and in 1990 Bush had appointed him
to the U.S. Court of Appeals. As the confirmation hearings for Thomas’
Supreme Court nomination got underway, he evaded controversy over
his conservative views on issues such as abortion by refusing to state
a clear political position. He seemed headed for an easy confirmation
until Anita Hill, a former aide, stepped forward and accused him of
sexual harassment.

   
    
   

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Anita Hill during the confirmation hearings.    
    

Hill is a university professor of social policy, law, and women’s
studies at
Brandeis University and a faculty member of the
university’s
Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
    
    

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas turned 71 in June.

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Anita Faye Hill became 63 in July.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1945, the American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola
Gay
,(above) dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little  Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima,
Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed that morning.

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The so-called A-Bomb Dome was preserved as a reminder of the devastation the bomb caused [GALLO/GETTY]

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 72.


Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a career
that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs as "Rocket
Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."Elton
began playing the piano at age three and won a junior scholarship to the
Royal Academy of Music.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 44 BC, the assassination of Roman Emperor Julius
Caesar by many high ranking Roman Senators. The day is known 
as the "Ides of March."
 


A marble bust of Julius Caesar.

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On this day in 1956, the Lerner and Loewe musical
"My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway.

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Composer Frederick Loewe, left, and
lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, right.

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The ballroom scene.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 2000, the
U.S.
Supreme Court found that the recount
ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore (below) 
conceded the election to Texas Gov.
George W. Bush the next
day.

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President-elect George W. Bush (left) meets with Vice President Al
Gore following the election.







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