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One year ago, on February 12, 1999, the Senate
voted to acquit President Clinton
of perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton
told Americans he was "profoundly
sorry" for what he had said and done in the
Monica Lewinsky affair that triggered the
On this date:
In 1733, English colonists led by James
Oglethorpe founded Savannah, Georgia.
In 1809, Abraham
Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States,
was born in present-day Larue County, Kentucky.
In 1870, women in
the Utah Territory gained the right to vote.
In 1892, President
Lincoln's birthday was declared a national
In 1909, the
National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People was founded.
In 1915, the
cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in
In 1924, George
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" premiered
in New York.
In 1940, the radio
play "The Adventures of Superman"
debuted on the Mutual network with Bud Collyer as
the Man of Steel.
In 1973, the first
release of American prisoners of war from the
Vietnam conflict took place.
In 1993, in a
crime that shocked Britons, two ten-year-old boys
lured two-year-old James Bulger from his mother
at a shopping mall in Liverpool, England, then
beat him to death.
Ten years ago:
President Bush rejected Soviet President Mikhail
S. Gorbachev's new initiative for troop
reductions in Europe, but predicted a "major
success" on arms control at the superpower
summit in June.
Five years ago:
Jurors from the O.J. Simpson murder trial toured
the scene where Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald
Goldman had been slain, then visited the estate
of the former football star.
One year ago:
Swarms of anxious travelers were left stranded
when American Airlines again scrubbed more than a
thousand flights after its pilots defied a court
order and continued their mass sickout.
"Men make history
and not the other way around. In periods where
there is no leadership, society stands
President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).