On This Day in History: March 13, 2008

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Elementary school students in Ann Arbor took swing dancing lessons.

Mariah Carey’s signature perfume was nominated for an award.

President George W. Bush receives well-deserved praise for his singing voice.

Time published an article questioning Hillary Clinton’s “’Experience’” [scare quotes in the original].

In her race to win the democratic nomination against a first-term Senator from Illinois, Hillary Clinton has put the criterion of experience front and center. She often references what she says is 35 years of work that qualifies her to run the country. And the most important achievements Clinton cites are the ones she claims from her years as First Lady — a job that carries no portfolio but can wield enormous influence.

The nature of Hillary Clinton’s involvement was always a matter of great sensitivity in her husband’s White House.

That 70s Show actor Danny Masterson turned 32, Lords of Dogtown star Emile Hersch turned 23, and Fargo star William H. Macy turned 58.

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