Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on this day in 2000.
After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.
Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.
Dick Van Dyke, actor, singer, producer; (The Dick Van Dyke TV series, Mary Poppins)
Richard D. Zanuck, film producer; won Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989 (Driving Miss Daisy)
France sues the United States over the discovery of an AIDS serum.
Ted Nugent, singer, songwriter, musician, actor.