In 1893, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of her parents’ murder in an infamous trial. In 1973, Juan Peron returned to Argentina after 18 years of exile. In 1999, NATO formally ended its bombing campaign against Yugoslavia as Serb forces completed their withdrawal from Kosovo.
Jacques Offenbach (1819-80), composer; Lillian Hellman (1905-84), playwright; Errol Flynn (1909-59), actor; Audie Murphy (1924-71), war hero/actor; Olympia Dukakis (1931- ), actress; Brian Wilson (1942- ), musician/songwriter; Bob Vila (1946- ), handyman/TV personality; Lionel Richie (1949- ), musician; John Goodman (1952- ), actor; Nicole Kidman (1967- ), actress; Christopher Mintz-Plasse (1988- ), actor.
In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating federal law by refusing to be inducted. (Ali's conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971.)
Western Argentina is home to many mountains of extreme height: Aconcagua Mountain is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, with an altitude of 22,834 feet.
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau