The 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off today. Look back at 100 years of memorable GOP convention moments.
The 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off today in Tampa Bay, Fla. Here's a look back at 100 years of GOP conventions and memorable moments from each according to the Library of Congress.
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Vasco da Gama arrives in India, Christopher Columbus dies, Norman Rockwell makes his Saturday Evening Post cover debut, HIV is discovered, and "Cheers" airs its series finale, all on this day.