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Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is sent to prison

Celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart was today sentenced to 5 months in prison and 5 months of home confinement for lying about a stock sale. Just before her sentence was pronounced, Stewart asked the judge to "remember all the good I have done". She said: "Today is a shameful day. It's shameful for me, for my family and for my company."

George W. Bush creates the Office of Homeland Security

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Pres. George W. Bush created the Office of Homeland Security, to coordinate counterterrorism efforts by federal, state, and local agencies; and the Homeland Security Council, to advise the president on homeland security matters. Both offices were superseded in January 2003 with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. House of Representatives initiates Clinton impeachment

U.S. House of Representatives voted to proceed toward impeaching President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

The first McDonald's on the Chinese mainland is opened

The first McDonald's opened in mainland China in 1990 in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. More prominently, the largest McDonald's in the world opened in Beijing. It had 700 seats, 29 cash registers, and served over 40,000 on its opening day. By 1996, 29 restaurants had opened in Beijing alone.

Sex Pistols sign contract with EMI

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. They initiated the punk movement in the United Kingdom and still serve as an inspiration to many musicians. After they signed a two-year contract with EMI, they released their first single called Anarchy in the UK.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1980

Nick Cannon

born 1943

Chevy Chase

born 1941

Jesse Jackson