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On Dec. 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was subse…

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In 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, winding up the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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In 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by Chief Justice Warren…

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In 1975, John Paul Stevens was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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In 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to camp…

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In 1986, the Soviet Union announced it had freed dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile, and pardoned his wife, Yelena Bonner.

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In 1986, Lawrence E. Walsh was appointed independent counsel to investigate the Iran-Contra affair.

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In 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell declared Iraq in "material breach" of a U.N. disarmament resolution.

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Ten years ago: An unwavering Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) served notice he had no intention of quitting over his corrupti…

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Five years ago: Al Goldstein, 77, the publisher of Screw magazine who smashed down legal barriers against pornography, died in New York.