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1879- President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1933- President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an attempt on his life in Miami, when shots fired at him by an assailant Giuseppe Zangara missed. However, Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed.

1961- Jackie Wilson was shot twice by his girlfriend, Juanita Jones, when he answered the door of his apartment in New York. One bullet resulted in the loss of his kidney.

1964- Nat King Cole, singer, pianist and entertainer, died at just 45 years old.

1969- Vickie Jones, an Aretha Franklin impersonator, was arrested after holding a concert in Florida pretending to be the real Franklin; her act was so convincing that no one in attendance demanded a refund.

1986- The single "How Will I Know" by the late Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

1992- Jeffrey Dahmer was found sane and guilty of killing 15 men and boys. He was sentenced to 15 life terms. On November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by another inmate.

1998- Dale Earnhardt, on the day NASCAR celebrated its 50th anniversary, won the Daytona 500 on his 20th try, ending an overall 59-race winless streak. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., won the Daytona 500 exactly six years later, in 2004.

1999- The one-time Rolling Stones bodyguard, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, declared it "Rolling Stones Day" in his state.

2006- Testifying before the Senate, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff acknowledged delayed aid and fumbled coordination in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

PS... The picture is of Cricket, our cat ( she rules the house.) I took the picture. She picked the pose...