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Bill Clinton To Team With Patterson On Mystery Novel

(Undated) -- It could be Bill Clinton’s best work ever-Former President Bill Clinton is turning mystery writer. Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson are working on the former President's first novel, "The President Is Missing." Clinton is a fan of thrillers and mysteries and said he's been a fan of Patterson for a long time. In a statement, Clinton said working on the novel about a sitting president "has been a lot of fun." Patterson said Clinton's insight will help them give readers an inside look at what it's like to be President and called working with the former President the highlight of his career. The book is due out in June 2018.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1974

The House Judiciary Committee began formal hearings on the Nixon impeachment.

1962

A laser beam was successfully bounced off the moon for the first time.

1941

The German submarine U-110 was captured at sea along with its Enigma machine by the Royal Navy.

1864

Union General John Sedgwick was shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during fighting at Spotsylvania. His last words were: "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--" Famous Last words...if not complete!

1754

The first newspaper cartoon in America appeared.

1502

Christopher Columbus left Spain on his final trip to the New World.

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