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Herald & Review Almanac for February 27 | Lifestyle


Today’s moment of history:

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

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

In 1933, the German parliament building, the Reichstag, was destroyed by fire; Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used fire to justify the suspension of civil liberties.

In 1939, the Supreme Court in the case of the National Labor Relations Council v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. actually declared the strike illegal.

In 1942, during World War II, the Battle of the Java Sea began; Japan’s navy won a decisive victory over the Allies.

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

In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wund-Ni in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until next May.)

In 1991, Operation Desert Storm ended when President George W. Bush announced that “Kuwait was liberated, the Iraqi army was defeated,” and announced that the Allies would suspend hostilities at midnight Eastern Time.

In 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland.

In 1998, with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II, the House of Lords of Great Britain agreed to end 1,000 years of male supremacy by giving the monarch’s eldest daughter the same claim to the throne as any eldest son.

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

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

In 2012, President Barack Obama called on White House governors to invest more public resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforce is critical to keeping the U.S. competitive with other countries. Three students were shot dead in the canteen of Chardonnay High School, Ohio, by a 17-year-old teenager who later received three life sentences.

In 2017, President Donald Trump proposed in his first federal budget to increase U.S. military spending by $ 54 billion on new aircraft, ships and fighter jets, while cutting large parts of domestic programs and foreign aid to force the government to “do more with less”. The Senate approved billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as trade minister by 72 votes to 27.

In 2020, U.S. stocks recorded their worst one-day decline since 2011, when global markets fell sharply amid growing coronavirus anxiety; The Dow fell nearly 1,200 points. President Donald Trump said a widespread outbreak of the virus in the United States was not inevitable, even when higher health officials warned that infections were coming.

In 2021, the U.S. received a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration rejected an injection of Johnson & Johnson, which worked with only one dose instead of two.

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