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One hundred years ago, on January
14th, 1900, Puccini's opera "Tosca"
received a mixed reception at its Rome world
In 1639, the first constitution of
Connecticut -- the "Fundamental Orders"
-- was adopted.
In 1742, English
astronomer Edmond Halley, who observed the comet
that now bears his name, died at age 85.
In 1784, the United States
ratified a peace treaty with England ending the
In 1858, French
emperor Napoleon the Third escaped an attempt on
In 1943, President
Roosevelt and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill opened a wartime
conference in Casablanca.
In 1952, NBC's
"Today" show premiered.
In 1953, Josip
Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by
the country's Parliament.
In 1963, George C.
Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with
a pledge of "segregation forever."
In 1969, 25 crew
members of the US aircraft carrier
"Enterprise" were killed in an
explosion that ripped through the ship off
In 1970, Diana
Ross and the Supremes performed their last
concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las
Ten years ago: The
Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers earned
a trip to the Super Bowl by winning the American
and National Football Conference championships.
Five years ago:
Russian troops in the breakaway republic of
Chechnya captured the Council of Ministers
building, a key rebel position in the capital
Grozny. Pope John Paul the Second addressed a
huge rally in Manila, urging young people to
One year ago:
Before a jury of 100 silent senators, House
prosecutors demanded President Clinton's removal
from office, charging he had "piled perjury
upon perjury" and obstructed justice.
"In much wisdom is
much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge