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This Day in History.

In 1954, the Senate voted to condemn Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy for conduct that "tends to bring the Senate into disrepute.''

Today is Monday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2013. There are 29 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Dec. 2, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry the previous October. Artist Georges-Pierre Seurat was born in Paris.

On this date:

In 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French.

In 1823, President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.

In 1942, an artificially created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the first time, at the University of Chicago.

Ten years ago: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that after knocking, police don't have to wait longer than 20 seconds before breaking into the home of a drug suspect. Authorities in Ohio announced that they had linked 12 shootings along a 5-mile stretch of interstate around Columbus, including one that killed a woman and another that broke a window at an elementary school.

Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama promised swift action on an economic plan "to solve this crisis and to ease the burden on our states.''

One year ago: In the aftermath of a murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, NBC's Bob Costas delivered a "Sunday Night Football'' halftime commentary supporting gun control. Israel Keyes, charged in the death of an Alaska barista, was found dead in his jail cell in Anchorage in an apparent suicide; authorities announced that he'd been linked to seven other possible slayings in three other states.

Today's Birthdays: Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III is 82. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is 74. Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 69. Movie director Penelope Spheeris is 68. Actor Ron Raines is 64. Country singer John Wesley Ryles is 63. Actor Keith Szarabajka is 61. Actor Dan Butler is 59. Actor Dennis Christopher is 58. Actor Steven Bauer is 57. Country singer Joe Henry is 53. Rock musician Rick Savage (Def Leppard) is 53. Rock musician Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters) is 45. Actress Suzy Nakamura is 45. Actress Rena Sofer is 45. Rock singer Jimi HaHa (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 45. Actress Lucy Liu is 45. Rapper Treach (Naughty By Nature) is 43. Tennis player Monica Seles is 40.
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