Britannica Reports This Day in History
On this day in 1998, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton, charging him with perjury and obstruction of justice, though Clinton was acquitted by the Senate the following month.
More Events on this day:
1974: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States.
1966: The United Nations General Assembly endorsed the Outer Space Treaty, an international treaty binding the parties to use outer space only for peaceful purposes.
1946: The Viet Minh, founded by Vietnamese nationalist Ho Chi Minh, began the First Indochina War against France.
1777: During the American Revolution, General George Washington led 11,000 regulars to take up winter quarters at Valley Forge on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Philadelphia.