1941 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt defines American goal of “Four Freedoms” – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.
1945
George Herbert Walker Bush marries Barbara Pierce.
1973 "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon peaks at No. 1.
1975 "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts.
1976 Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Braves for a reported $12 million.
1979 "Too Much Heaven" by Bee Gees peaks at No. 1.
1994 Nancy Kerrigan gets clubbed in Detroit.
1994 President Clinton's mother, Virginia Kelley, dies.
1994 Morty the Moose, star of "Northern Exposure," dies.
1997 Matt Lauer replaces Bryant Gumbel as co-host of the "Today Show."
1999 Bob Newhart gets a star on the Walk of Fame.
2001 With Vice President Al Gore presiding, Congress formally certifies George W. Bush the winner of the close and bitterly contested 2000 presidential election.
2005 President Bush and his wife Laura get a new pet, a Scottish terrier puppy named Miss Beazley.
2006 Lou Rawls, 72, dies.
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