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TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Dec. 11, 1972

Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar surface.

ON THIS DATE 1946

The United Nations Internatio­nal Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was establishe­d.

1980

President Jimmy Carter signed legislatio­n creating a $1.6 billion environmen­tal “superfund” to pay for cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.

1997

More than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth’s greenhouse gases.

1998

Majority Republican­s on the House Judiciary Committee pushed through three articles of impeachmen­t against President Bill Clinton, over Democratic objections.

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