On this Date
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III is 87. Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 74. Broadcast journalist Stone Phillips is 64. Actress Lucy Liu is 50. International Tennis Hall of Famer Monica Seles is 45. Singer Nelly Furtado is 40. Pop singer Britney Spears is 37. NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 35.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1823, President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
In 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October. Artist Georges-Pierre Seurat was born in Paris.
In 1954, the U.S. Senate passed, 67-22, a resolution condemning Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., saying he had “acted contrary to senatorial ethics and tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
In 2001, in one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history, Enron filed for Chapter 11 protection.