This was 284th day of the year and 82 days remained in the year.
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
Actor and director Orson Welles died in Hollywood at age 70.
California representative Nancy Pelosi became minority whip.
The US Congress gave President Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq.
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