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Today in History

Today is Sunday, February 27, the 58th day of 2022. There are 307 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On February 27, 1922, the Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women’s suffrage.

To this date :

In 1807, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine.

In 1933, the building of the German parliament, the Reichstag (RYKS’-tahg), was ravaged by fire; Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used fire to justify the suspension of civil liberties.

In 1939, the Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. effectively banned sit-down strikes.

In 1942, the Battle of the Java Sea began in World War II; Imperial Japanese naval forces have won a decisive victory over the Allies.

In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms, was ratified.

In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until the following May.)

In 1991, Operation Desert Storm ended when President George HW Bush declared “Kuwait is liberated, the Iraqi army is defeated” and announced that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight Eastern time. ‘Is.

In 1997 divorce became legal in Ireland.

In 1998, with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II, the British House of Lords agreed to end 1,000 years of male preference by granting the eldest daughter of a monarch the same right to the throne as any son. elder.

In 2006, former Newark Eagles co-owner Effa Manley became the first woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 2010, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Chile killed 524 people, caused $30 billion in damage and left more than 200,000 homeless.

In 2020, US stocks posted their worst one-day decline since 2011 as global markets slumped amid growing anxiety over the coronavirus; the Dow Jones fell nearly 1,200 points. President Donald Trump has said a widespread outbreak of the virus in the United States is not inevitable, even as top health authorities alongside him have warned that more infections are coming.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama urged the country’s governors at the White House to invest more public resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforce was crucial for the United States remain competitive with other countries. Three students were shot dead in a high school cafeteria in Chardon, Ohio by a 17-year-old who was later sentenced to three life terms in prison.

Five years ago: President Donald Trump proposed a huge $54 billion increase in US military spending on new planes, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while cutting big chunks of national programs and the foreign aid so that the government “does more with less”. The Senate confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary by a vote of 72 to 27.

A year ago: The United States got a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration licensed a Johnson & Johnson vaccine that worked with just one dose instead of two.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward turns 92. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 88 years old. Actress Barbara Babcock is 85 years old. Actress Debra Monk is 73 years old. Singer and rock musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 68 years old. Rock musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 65. Actor Timothy Spall is 65 years old. Rock musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark) is 62 years old. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 62 years old. Rock musician Leon Mobley (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) is 61. of Famer James Worthy is 61 years old. Actor Adam Baldwin is 60 years old. Actor Grant Show is 60 years old. Actor Noah Emmerich is 57 years old. Actor Donal Logue (DOH’-nuhl LOHG) is 56 years old. R&B singer Chilli (TLC) is 51 years old. Rock musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 50 years old. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker is 44. Chelsea Clinton is 42 years old. Actor Brandon Beemer is 42 years old. Rock musician Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory) is 42 years old. Rock musician Jake Clemons (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) is 42. R&B singer Bobby V is 42 years old. Singer Josh Groban is 41 years old. Banjoist Noam (cq) Pikelny is 41. Rock musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 39. Actress Kate Mara is 39 years old. TV personality JWoww (AKA Jenni Farley) is 36 years old. Actor Lindsey Morgan is 32 years old.

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