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Comment by Rich Rubino on March 18, 2013 at 8:28pm

March 18, 1963 - In the case of Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S Supreme Court rules that the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mandates state courts to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford one.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 14, 2013 at 9:08pm

March 14, 1900 – U.S. moves to the Gold Standard.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 13, 2013 at 8:17pm

March 13, 1868 – The U.S. Senate trial of President Andrew Johnson commences.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 12, 2013 at 8:46pm

March 12, 1968 – Minnesota Senator and Presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy scores a surprisingly strong showing in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary.  He garnered 42.4% of the vote, just 7 points shy of the 49% mustered by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 11, 2013 at 8:14pm

March 11, 1930 – President William Howard Taft becomes the first President buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 10, 2013 at 2:21am

March 10, 1848 – U.S. Senate ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 9, 2013 at 3:25am

March 9, 1976 – Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter wins the Florida Democratic Presidential primary beating Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, and becoming the candidate of the South.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 7, 2013 at 8:52pm

March 7, 1801 – Massachusetts enacts the first state voter registration law.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 6, 2013 at 9:38pm

March 6, 1820 – President James Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise, which admits Maine into the union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 5, 2013 at 8:08pm

March 5, 1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders a four-day bank holiday.

 

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