Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Today in History.....March 28

On this day in …

* 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States

* 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia

* 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen

* 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara

* 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco

* 1942, during World War II, British naval forces raided the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire

* 1996, Congress passed the line-item veto, giving the president power to cut government spending by scrapping specific programs.
ALSO: The space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts said goodbye to the crew of Russia's space station Mir and then flew off, leaving Shannon Lucid behind for a five-month stay in orbity

* 2001, the authors of a book on the Oklahoma City bombing revealed that during prison interviews, Timothy McVeigh had shown no remorse for what happened, and called the 19 children who died "collateral damage"

* 2005, the Colorado Supreme Court threw out the death penalty in a r ape-and-murder case because five of the jurors had consulted the Bible and quoted Scripture during deliberations

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