Clinton Impeached – Today In Southern History

19 December 1998 

On this date in 1998…

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve and file two articles of impeachment against U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton.

Other Years:

  • 1795 – Kentucky became the first state to appropriate public money for road building.
  • 1823 – Georgia passed the first state law requiring registration of live birth in the U.S.
  • 1828 – South Carolina declared the right of states to nullify federal laws.
  • 1842 – Hawaiian independence was recognized by the U.S. 
  • 1862 – General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate cavalry attacked the federal supply line on the railroad near Jackson, Tennessee.
  • 1959 – Claiming to be the last veteran of the War of Northern Aggression, Walter Washington Williams died in Houston, Texas, at the age of 117.
  • 1990 – Bo Jackson of Bessemer, Alabama, playing for the Los Angeles Raiders became the first athlete to be chosen for All Star Games of two sports.

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