Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

On Dec. 9, 1950, Gen. Dwight D. Eisen­hower was named com­man­der of the mil­i­tary forces of the North At­lantic Treaty Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

In 1974, Nel­son A. Rock­e­feller was sworn in as the 41st vice pres­i­dent of the United States in the U.S. Se­nate cham­ber by Chief Jus­tice War­ren Burger with Pres­i­dent Ger­ald R. Ford look­ing on.

In 1997, James Cameron’s epic film “Ti­tanic” opened in U.S. the­aters.

In 1998, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton was im­peached by the Repub­li­can-con­trolled House for per­jury and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice. (He was sub­se­quently ac­quit­ted by the Se­nate.)

In 2003, de­sign plans were un­veiled for the sig­na­ture sky­scraper at the site of the World Trade Cen­ter in New York City.

In 2008, Ge­orge W. Bush or­dered an emer­gency bailout of the U.S. auto in­dus­try.

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