Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bonus Wednesday

On This Day in History:

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France in Chartres.

1807: The poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born.

1922: The United States Supreme Court declares the Nineteenth Amendment constitutional, thereby guaranteeing women's voting rights.

1932: The actress, Elizabeth Taylor, is born.

1933: The Reichstag, seat of the German parliament, is set on fire.

1974: The first issue of People magazine, a weekly publication featuring entertainment and social-interest news, hits the newsstands.

1978: The person, Aaron Ash, is born.

1990: The Exxon Corporation is indicted on five criminal charges relating to the 1989 Alaskan oil spill.

2003: A design by architect Daniel Libeskind is selected to be built on the former site of the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center.

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