Sweden recognized the independence of the UnitedStates.
George,the Prince of Wales,was named Prince Regentdue to the mental illness of his father,Britain’s King George III.
Verdi’s opera “Otello”premiered at La Scala.
Congress passed,over President Woodrow Wilson’sveto,an immigration act severely curtailing the inﬂux of Asians.Mexico’s constitution was adopted.
,the ﬁrst edition of Reader’s Digest was published.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasingthe number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal,whichfailed in Congress,had critics accusing Roosevelt of attemptingto “pack”the nation’s highest court.
Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “TuxedoJunction”for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label.
Walt Disney’s animated feature “Peter Pan”was ﬁrstreleased.
“The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”premiered onCBS-TV.
,Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchellstepped onto the surface of the moon in the ﬁrst of two lunarexcursions.
former Nazi Gestapo ofﬁcial Klaus Barbie,expelledfrom Bolivia,was brought to Lyon ,France,to stand trial. (Hewas convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison; hedied in 1991.)
the Arizona House impeached Gov. Evan Mecham,setting the stage for his trial in the state Senate,where he wasconvicted of obstructing justice and misusing funds.
Ten years ago:
Secretary of State Colin Powell urged the U.N.Security Council to move against Saddam Hussein,saying Iraqhad failed to disarm,was harboring terrorists and was hidingbehind a “web of lies.”Country singer Claude King is 90. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeleyis 85. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 79. Actor StuartDamon is 76. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 75.Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 74. Actor David Selby is 72.Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 72. Football Hall-of-FamerRoger Staubach is 71. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 71.Movie director Michael Mann is 70. Rock singer Al Kooper is 69.Actress Charlotte Rampling is 67. Racing Hall-of-Famer DarrellWaltrip is 66. Actress Barbara Hershey is 65. Actor Tom Wilkinsonis 65. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 51. Actress Laura Linney is49. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 49.
Officials eye use of state helicopter at game
SACRAMENTO — State ofﬁcials areinvestigating the use of a Department of Justice helicopter at a high school home-coming football game in NorthernCalifornia.KCRA-TV reported Thursday that topofﬁcials at the DOJ did not know the hel-icopter — usually ﬂown for drug busts— was being used to hover over thegame in El Dorado Hills.The incident was caught on video anduploaded to YouTube. The station says itshowed a DOJ agent dropping a footballfrom the helicopter to his son,a player,on the ﬁeld.The cost to taxpayers for use of thechopper was between $900 and $1,300for the stunt,not including the cost of personnel used to ﬂy the aircraft.Larry Wallace,director of law enforce-ment for the DOJ,said he will now per-sonally approve any authorized use of the helicopter.
‘Cookie Monster’sendssecond note in sculpture theft
BERLIN — Police in Germany saysomeone dressed as the Cookie Monsterhas sent a second note regarding a stolencookie sculpture — this time saying hewants to return it.But ofﬁcials aren’t sure the person inthe photo actually stole the 20-kilogram(44 pound),century-old sculpture.The gilded bronze item was part of astatue outside German cookie bakerBahlsen’s Hannover ofﬁce,and it wasreported stolen last month.The Hannover police’s statement saysa local newspaper on Monday received apicture of someone dressed like theSesame Street character holding whatappears to be the stolen cookie.The enclosed note is written in cut-outletters.An earlier letter demanded that cook-ies be delivered to children at a city hos-pital,but the new note made no demands.
Porn star Jeremy likelyto be in hospital a while
LOS ANGELES — Porn star RonJeremy’s agent says the proliﬁc actor willlikely stay at a Los Angeles hospital awhile to recover froman aneurysm near hisheart.Agent MikeEsterman saysJeremy isn’t allowedto receive visitors ordeliveries followinga procedure atCedars-SinaiMedical Center lastweek. Esterman says he doesn’t expectthe 59-year-old to leave the hospital“for some time.”Jeremy had a heavy feeling in his chestand drove himself to the hospital lastWednesday.One of the best-known names in theporn industry,Jeremy has said he hasappeared in more than 2,000 adult ﬁlms.While ofﬁcially retired,he still shows upin ﬁlms and public events,and appearedin the reality TV series “The SurrealLife.”
Joe Pesci settles disputeover ‘Gotti’film payday
LOS ANGELES — Joe Pesci has set-tled a lawsuit ﬁled against a companyplanning a biopic onthe Gotti crime fami-ly.The Oscar-winnersued Fiore Films inJuly 2011 claimingthe filmmakersreneged on a deal fora $3 million role inthe film and wereoffering him a lesserpart in the project and a lower payday.Pesci’s attorney Jessica Trotter con-ﬁrmed Monday that a settlement hadbeen reached in the case but said shecould not provide any details.Michael Froch,an attorney for FioreFilms,said he could only conﬁrm thecase had been dismissed.Pesci’s lawsuit stated the actor gained30 pounds in anticipation of playing achildhood friend and enforcer of crimeboss John Gotti Sr.
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