On this day: December 19

Published On: Dec 18 2012 05:58:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 19 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

OTD December 19 - Bill Clinton
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1998: U.S. President Bill Clinton is impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives. Two other impeachment articles, a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power, failed in the House. All the charges arose from the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the Paula Jones lawsuit. Clinton would eventually be acquitted by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 12, 1999.

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