Today in History
Today in History:
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.
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Supervisor Dianne Feinstein briefs reporters
On this date in:
1901 The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
1910 New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
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1942 The French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
1953 Playwright Eugene O'Neill died at age 65.
1970 Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1973 The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.
1985 The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord, giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
2002 U.N. specialists began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq.
2008 Iraq's parliament approved a pact requiring all U.S. troops to be out of the country by Jan. 1, 2012.
2009 Golfer Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of marital infidelity.
2009 Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced daughter Chelsea's engagement to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky.
Highlights of This Day in History
Director-producer Kathryn Bigelow turns 63 years old today.
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Name Profession Age
Bill Nye TV personality 59
William Fichtner Actor 58
Caroline Kennedy Daughter of President John F. Kennedy 57
Mike Scioscia Baseball manager 56
Tim Pawlenty Former governor of Minnesota 54
Robin Givens Actress 50
Jaleel White Actor 38
Jimmy Rollins Baseball player 36
Actress Alison Pill ("Newsroom") turns 29 years old today.
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