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Co-founder HP William Hewlett dies

William Redington Hewlett was an American engineer and the co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company. The almost whole professional life of William Hewlett is connected with HP company. He founded HP on January 1, 1939, and worked here until 1987. Hewlett served as a Director of Chase Manhattan Bank from 1969 to 1980.

Bill Clinton sent a check for $850,000 to Paula Jones

Paula Jones is a former Arkansas state employee who sued U.S. President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. Several State Troopers claimed they had arranged sexual liaisons for Clinton. This showed up to be a conspiracy, later called Troopergate. However, Clinton paid the money to protect his reputation.

The first joint American-Russian military operation since WW II

The Implementation Force was a NATO-led multinational peace enforcement force in Bosnia in Operation Joint Endeavour with goals: ending of hostilities, authorization of military and civilian program going into effect, and the establishment of a central Bosnian government. USA was component of IFOR.

Congress authorizes Bush to use military force against Iraq

After a series of failed negotiations between major world powers and Iraq, the United States-led coalition forces launched a massive military assault on Iraq and Iraqi forces stationed in Kuwait. This was one of the starting incidents for the Gulf War.

The Broadway Theatre begins to sell tickets for Les Misérables

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The musical premiered in Paris in 1980 and has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and original French-language lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. During the first week on Broadway, the show sets a new record $1,721,098.

Jeff Bezos is born

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world's largest online shopping retailer. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services.

Motown Records founded in Detroit

Motown is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy Jr. The company played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label. For many decades, Motown was the highest-earning African American business in the USA.

Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the Senate

Caraway represented Arkansas and was the first woman to preside over the Senate to serve a full term as a United States Senator. Lacking significant political backing, she accepted the offer of help from Huey Long, whose efforts to limit incomes of the wealthy and increase aid to the poor she had supported.

American statesman John Hancock is born

John Hancock was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1954

Howard Stern

born 1876

Jack London

born 1951

Rush Limbaugh