Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.
1990: The Exxon Corporation and Exxon Shipping are indicted on five criminal counts in reference to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The companies would eventually reach a plea deal and paid $100 million in restitution and $150 million in fines, although $125 million of the fines were forgiven in recognition of Exxon's cooperation in cleaning up the spill and paying certain private claims. Exxon would also agree to reimburse the state and federal government for cleanup costs over the course of a decade from a $900 million fund. However, Exxon has said the overall cleanup costs for the company actually reached $2.1 billion.
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