" In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice. "
Charles Dickens

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President Bill Clinton Is Acquitted

The US House of Representatives impeached President Clinton on December 19, 1998, charging him with perjury and obstruction of justice during investigations into the Lewinsky scandal. It was apparent, however, that much of the public, while fascinated by the scandal, believed the impeachment to be partisan and irrelevant to national affairs. In 1999, two impeachment counts were tried in the Senate, which voted to acquit Clinton. Who is the only other US President to have been impeached?



The Gleiwitz Incident

In 1939, Nazi forces staged an attack on a German radio station and planted the bullet-riddled body of a Polish sympathizer at the scene, reporting the attack as the work of Polish saboteurs. The attack was part of a Nazi propaganda campaign called Operation Himmler, which involved a series of staged incidents intended to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany and provide a basis for the subsequent invasion of Poland. What was Hitler quoted as having said about the campaign?

Born on a day like today


William Roscoe Estep

Estep was an American Baptist historian, author, and professor of Church History. He was considered to be one of the world's leading authorities on the Anabaptist movement, a Christian sect that rejects infant baptism and practices the ritual of believer's baptism only after a person has made a declaration of faith. Estep wrote numerous works on subjects such as Baptist and Anabaptist history, religious liberty, and world missions. At what theological seminary did he teach?

Last updated on Tuesday, 12th February 2008

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