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“Oh, well, the world said goodbye to one of the greatest men who ever lived, Nelson Mandela. They had his service. And what a life he lived. Amazing. You know, he spent 27 years in prison and then ascended to become president of his country. He went from prison to politics. It was exactly the opposite of how we do it in this country.” — Jay Leno
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1897: The Katzenjammer Kids, created by Rudolph Dirks, debuts in the Sunday supplement to the New York Journal. Featuring the rebellious exploits of Hans and Fritz, The Katzenjammer Kids is still in syndication, making it the longest-running comic strip ever.
1917: Father Edward Flanagan founds a community home for boys in Omaha, Neb. The center will grow to become the nonprofit organization Boys Town that now helps millions of troubled and neglected boys and girls across the country.
2000: George W. Bush is effectively named the winner of the contested 2000 presidential election when the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bush v. Gore to halt the recount of ballots in Florida. The state's 25 electoral votes give Republican nominee Bush a total of 271 electoral votes, to Democratic Vice President Al Gore's 266.
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