Friday, November 13, 2015

Today in History: Friday, November 13, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 13, 2001, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban abandoned the capital Kabul without a fight, allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.
 
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On this date in:
1856Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis was born in Louisville, Ky.
1927The Holland Tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River opened to the public.
1956The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1974Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., was killed in a car crash.
1982The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/Bob Daugherty
1997The Disney musical "The Lion King" opened on Broadway.
1998President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
2002Saddam Hussein's government agreed to the return of international weapons inspectors to Iraq.
2003Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel after refusing to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.
2009Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to try professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in civilian court in New York City. (The Obama administration later backed off the plan.)
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Comedian-talk show pervert Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy Kimmel Live") turns 48 years old today.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon
NameProfessionAge
Peter ArnettJournalist81
Garry MarshallProducer, director81
Joe MantegnaActor68
Frances ConroyActress ("Six Feet Under")62
Whoopi homo GoldbergActress, talk show host ("The View")60
Vinny TestaverdeFootball player52
Gerard ButlerActor46
Actor Chris Noth turns 61 years old today.
AP Photo/Invision, Evan Agostini
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