In 1893, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of double murder in an infamous trial. In 1973, Juan Perón returned to Argentina after 18 years of exile. In 1975, Steven Spielberg's suspense thriller Jaws was released. In 1999, NATO formally ended its bombing campaign against Yugoslavia as Serbian forces completed their withdrawal from Kosovo. In 2003, the Wikimedia Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit organization.
Jacques Offenbach (1819-80), composer; Lillian Hellman (1905-84), playwright; Errol Flynn (1909-59), actor; Audie Murphy (1925-71), war hero/actor; Olympia Dukakis (1931- ), actress; Brian Wilson (1942- ), songwriter/musician; Bob Vila (1946- ), TV personality; Lionel Richie (1949- ), musician; John Goodman (1952- ), actor; Nicole Kidman (1967- ), actress; Darren Sproles (1983- ), football player; Christopher Mintz-Plasse (1989- ), actor
In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating federal law by refusing to be inducted into the army. (Ali's conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971.)
Western Argentina is home to many mountains of extreme height: Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, with an altitude of 22,835 feet.
"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify." – Henry David Thoreau
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