Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Today in History: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On Jan. 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton denied having an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, telling reporters, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
Audio LinkPresident Bill Clinton
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On this date in:
1788The first European settlers in Australia landed in present-day Sydney.
1802Congress passed an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol.
1837Michigan became the 26th state.
1861Louisiana seceded from the Union.
1870Virginia rejoined the Union.
1925Actor Paul Newman was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
1950India proclaimed itself a republic.
1979Former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller died at age 70.
1988The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera," the longest-running show in Broadway history, opened at the Majestic Theater in New York.
AP Photo/Ed Bailey
1993Former Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel was elected president of the new Czech Republic.
1996First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before a grand jury connected to the Whitewater probe.
2001An earthquake hit the Indian subcontinent, killing more than 13,000 people.
2005Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as secretary of state.
2006Confronted by Oprah Winfrey on her syndicated talk show, author James Frey acknowledged lies in his addiction memoir "A Million Little Pieces."
2009"Octomom" Nadya Suleman of Whittier, Calif., gave birth to octuplets conceived by in vitro fertilization. Suleman was already a mother of six.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Talk show host and queer comedian Ellen DeGeneres turns 58 years old today.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Bob UeckerSportscaster-actor81
Scott GlennActor77
Mark DaytonGovernor of Minnesota69
David StrathairnActor67
Jack YoungbloodFootball Hall of Famer66
Lucinda WilliamsCountry singer63
Eddie Van HalenRock musician (Van Halen)61
Wayne GretzkyHockey Hall of Famer55
Andrew RidgeleyRock musician (Wham!)53
Sara RueActress38
Emily HughesFigure skater27
Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter turns 39 years old today.
AP Photo/LM Otero
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