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December 19 – Bill is Impeached

On This Day in Time, 17 years ago – December 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on two separate counts: one for perjury and one for obstruction of justice. The impeachment stemmed from… Continue Reading →

December 18 – The Official End of Slavery

On This Day in Time, 150 years ago – December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William Seward proclaimed the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, officially abolishing slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment had quite the journey, having… Continue Reading →

December 16 – Tea Anyone?

On This Day in Time, 242 years ago – December 16, 1773, American patriots initiated the Boston Tea Party and kicked off what would eventually become the American Revolution.  Angered by the Tea Act and the increased British stranglehold over the… Continue Reading →

December 14 – The Infamous Presidential Shoe-Dodge

Seven years ago, on December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at then U.S. President George W. Bush.  al-Zaidi reportedly yelled “this is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog”  and “this is for… Continue Reading →

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