Friday, March 3, 2017

DAY 62 - This day in legal and military history

March 3

NATIONAL I Want You to be Happy Day

NATIONAL Anthem Day 
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NATIONAL Day of Unplugging [first Friday in March]

NATIONAL Employee Appreciation Day [first Friday in March]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1791 Congress established the US Mint.

1803 The first impeachment trial of a US Judge, John Pickering, begins.

1845 Florida admitted as the 27th US state.

1845 For the first time, the US Congress passed legislation on this day overriding a President’s veto. President John Tyler was in office at the time.

1871 Congress passed the Indian Appropriation Act, which revoked the sovereignty of Indian nations and made Native Americans wards of the American government.

1879 Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman lawyer to be admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States.

1931 President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.

1952 The US Supreme Court upholds New York’s Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.

1969 Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy.

1991 Rodney King's vicious beating by Los Angeles police officers was caught on videotape.

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