Born: Mar 31, 1948 (age 70) · Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6′ 1″
Spouse: Tipper Gore (m. 1970 – 2010)
Children: Kristin Gore (Daughter) · Karenna Gore (Daughter) · Albert Gore III (Son) · Sarah Gore (Daughter)
Founded: The Climate Reality Project · Current TV · Generation Investment Management · Chicago Climate Exchange · The Climate Project
Education: Harvard University · Harvard College · Vanderbilt University · St. Albans School
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During the Sino-Japanese War, Japan overtakes the capital of China and Gen. Matsui Iwane orders the city destroyed. His troops will butcher about 150,000 Chinese men and rape 20,000 women and girls, most of whom will be killed afterward. Iwane will later be hanged for war crimes.1989 | South African President de Klerk meets Nelson Mandela
South Africa’s President F.W. de Klerk holds his first meeting with imprisoned African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela at his office in Cape Town. In the coming months, de Klerk will call for a “new South Africa,” lift the ban on the ANC and other groups, and release Mandala from prison after 26 years.2002 | Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured
After nine months on the run, Saddam Hussein is found hiding in a “spider hole” 6-8 feet underground near his hometown of Tikrit. He offers no resistance to US troops and looks like a different man than during his 24-year reign: Saddam is filthy, with a bushy, unkempt beard.
Date: Dec 13, 2003
Iraqi-American, Samir, 34, pinning deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to the ground during his capture in Tikrit, on Saturday, December 13, 2003. Samir was the translator for the U.S. Special Forces that helped find Hussein and pull him from his hiding place on December 13, 2003. Samir later met with U.S. President Bush and thanked him for liberating Iraq.