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One year ago, on January seventh, 1999, for the
second time in history, an impeached American
president went on trial before the Senate.
President Clinton faced charges of
perjury and obstruction of justice; he was
In 1610, the astronomer Galileo Galilei sighted
four of Jupiter's moons.
In 1800, the 13th
president of the United States, Millard Fillmore,
was born in Summerhill, New York.
In 1894, one of
the earliest motion picture experiments took
place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange,
New Jersey, as comedian Fred Ott was filmed
commercial transatlantic telephone service was
inaugurated between New York and London.
In 1942, the World
War Two siege of Bataan began.
In 1953, President
Truman announced in his State of the Union
address that the United States had developed a
In 1959, the
United States recognized Fidel Castro's new
government in Cuba.
In 1972, Lewis F.
Powell Junior and William H. Rehnquist were sworn
in as the 99th and 100th members of the US
Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital
of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge
In 1989, Emperor
Hirohito of Japan died in Tokyo at age 87; he was
succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Akihito.
Ten years ago: The
president of El Salvador, Alfredo Cristiani, said
in a nationally broadcast address that military
men had carried out the massacre of six Jesuit
priests, their housekeeper and her daughter the
Five years ago:
Major General Viktor Vorobyov, a senior commander
leading Russian troops in their advance on the
secessionist capital of Chechnya, was killed by a
"Whether women are
better than men I cannot say -- but I can say
they are certainly no worse."
Golda Meir, Israeli prime minister (1898-1978).