1984 U.S. and Vatican Establish Diplomatic Relations
In 1984, newly established diplomatic relations with the Vatican raised the church and state debate. Those who opposed the formal diplomacy felt that it was unconstitutional and favored the Catholic church over other religions.
1994 Lorena Bobbitt Trial Begins
On June 23, 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut off the penis of her husband, John, while he was sleeping. Lorena Bobbitt claimed the attack was defensive, and that her husband had raped her that night, and previously abused her emotionally and physically. The trial took place in Manassas, Virginia; the jury found Lorena Bobbitt not guilty due to insanity.
2002 Criminal Investigation of Enron
President Bush's deep ties to the corrupt energy company Enron were questioned. Enron and CEO Ken Lay were one of President Bush's most generous financial supporters.
2008 India Debuts Tiny Tata Car
At the New Delhi Auto Expo, India's Tata Motor Company unveiled a new car model for about $2,500. The Tata Nano was touted as the "world's cheapest car," accessible to the many families who hadn't been able to afford a car before. The four-door car's interior was simplified, displaying only a speedometer, odometer and gas gauge. The original Nano model did not have any air conditioning, radio or power windows.
1945 Rod Stewart
1949 George Foreman
1949 Linda Lovelace
1953 Pat Benatar
1956 Shawn Colvin
1961 Evan Handler
1965 Butch Hartman
1980 Sarah Shahi
1982 Josh Ryan Evans
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