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today inhistory today is saturday, dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2018. there are 23 days left in the year. today’s highlight in history: was early Dec. 9 in Somalia). in 1998, struggling to stave off On Dec. 8, 1941, the United impeachment, President Bill Clinton’s States entered World War II as defenders forcefully pleaded his Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack case before the House Judiciary Committee. The Supreme Court on Pearl Harbor. ruled that police cannot search people On this Date: and their cars after merely ticketing in 1813, Beethoven’s Symphony them for routine traffic violations. No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, was in 2001, the U.S. Capitol was first performed in Vienna, with reopened to tourists after a twoBeethoven himself conducting. in 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed month security shutdown. ten years agO: In a startling the Catholic dogma of the about-face, Khalid Sheikh Immaculate Conception, which Mohammed told the Guantanamo holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from war crimes tribunal he would the moment of her own conception. confess to masterminding the in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln Sept. 11 attacks; four other men issued his Proclamation of Amnesty also abandoned their defenses. A malfunctioning F/A-18D Hornet and Reconstruction for the South. jet trying to reach Marine in 1972, a United Airlines Boeing military Corps Air Station Miramar 737 crashed while attempting to slammed into a densely populated land at Chicago-Midway Airport, San Diego neighborhood, killing killing 43 of the 61 people on board, four members of a family and as well as two people on the ground; incinerating two homes; the pilot among the dead were Dorothy ejected safely. Mystery writer Hillary Hunt, wife of Watergate conspirator Waugh died in Torrington, Conn. E. Howard Hunt, U.S. Rep. George at age 88. Character actor Robert W. Collins, D-Ill., and CBS News Prosky died in Washington, D.C. correspondent Michele Clark. five days short of his 78th birthday. in 1980, rock star John Lennon Five years agO: Hundreds of was shot to death outside his New thousands of protesters poured York City apartment building by an into the streets of the Ukrainian apparently deranged fan. capital of Kiev, toppling the statue in 1982, a man demanding an end to of former Soviet leader Vladimir nuclear weapons held the Washington Lenin and blocking key government Monument hostage, threatening to buildings in an escalating stand-off blow it up with explosives he claimed with the president on the future of were inside a van. (After a 10-hour the country. Zach Johnson rallied standoff, Norman D. Mayer was shot from four shots behind with eight dead by police; it turned out there holes to play and beat Tiger Woods, were no explosives.) the No. 1 player in golf, at the World in 1987, President Ronald Reagan Challenge. Lydia Ko, a 16-year-old and Soviet leader Mikhail S. from New Zealand, rallied to win her Gorbachev signed a treaty at the first title as a professional, winning White House calling for destruction of the Swinging Skirts World Ladies intermediate-range nuclear missiles. Masters with a three-stroke victory in 1991, AIDS patient Kimberly over South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu. Bergalis, who had contracted the tODay’s BirthDays: Flutist disease from her dentist, died in James Galway is 79. Singer Jerry Fort Pierce, Fla., at age 23. Butler is 79. Pop musician Bobby in 1992, Americans got to see live Elliott (The Hollies) is 77. Actress television coverage of U.S. troops Mary Woronov is 75. Actor John landing on the beaches of Somalia Rubinstein is 72. Reggae singer as Operation Restore Hope began Toots Hibbert is 70. Actress Kim (because of the time difference, it Basinger (BAY’-sing-ur) is 65.