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1998

House of Representatives approves impeachment proceedings against President Clinton

After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his term.In November 1995, Clinton began an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 21-year-old unpaid inter... Read more >

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1983

World Cup is Stolen

What is it about the World Cup trophy and theft? No one seems able to keep the darn thing out of the hands of random rapscallions, rogues and Raffles’ type gentleman thieves. Hitler himself wanted to get his hands on it (and famously wanted to host the event in 1942) but the FIFA vice-president at the time hid the Jules Rimet statuette under his bed so the Nazis couldn’t snaffle it. It was ... Read more >