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Mar 4, 1789: Government Under the U.S. Constitution Begins

The first session of the U.S. Congress is held in New York City as the U.S. Constitution takes effect. However, of the 22 senators and 59 representatives called to represent the 11 states who had ratified the document, only nine

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Mar 1, 1932: Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped

On this day in 1932, in a crime that captured the attention of the entire nation, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who

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Mass. Company Helps Activists Avoid Online Government Censorship

Source: NECN – By John Moroney Before the Internet was shut down in Egypt on Friday, downloads skyrocketed. The streets of Cairo are filled with voices of dissent while more sophisticated forms of communication have been outlawed – including access

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Jan 2, 1811: First Censuring of a U.S. Senator

Senator Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, becomes the first senator to be censured when the Senate approves a censure motion against him by a vote of 20 to seven. Pickering was accused of violating congressional law by publicly revealing

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Dec 15, 1791: The Bill of Rights Becomes Law

On this day in 1791, Virginia becomes the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence. Before the Massachusetts ratifying

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