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Bill Clinton's Grand Jury testimony is released

The House Judiciary Committee cleared the way to release President Bill Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony and 2,800 pages of supporting material, including sexually explicit testimony from Monica Lewinsky. Lawmakers plan to make public the material as early as 9 a.m. EDT Monday, although that timetable could slip.

O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice

In September O'Connor was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 99–0; Senator Max Baucus of Montana was absent from the vote and sent O'Connor a copy of A River Runs Through It by way of apology. In her first year on the Court, she received over 60,000 letters from the public, more than any other justice in history.

Malta becomes independent after 164 years of British rule

The British Parliament passed the Malta Independence Act in 1964, giving Malta independence from the United Kingdom as the State of Malta, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and queen. The country became a republic in 1974. It has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations since independence and joined the European Union in 2004.

The People's Republic of China is declared

In September 1949, Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China. This was followed by a mass celebration in Tiananmen Square in October which became the new country's 1st National Day. In 1950, the People's Liberation Army succeeded in capturing Hainan from the ROC and incorporating Tibet.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1947

Stephen King

born 1957

Mark Levin

born 1968

Ricki Lake