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On this day in 2000, the
U.S.
Supreme Court found that the recount
ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore (below) 
conceded the election to Texas Gov.
George W. Bush the next
day.

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President-elect George W. Bush (left) meets with Vice President Al
Gore following the election.







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A REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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AMENDMENT ADOPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1870

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Following its ratification by the requisite three-fourths of the states, the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally
adopted into the U.S.
Constitution. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment reads, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not
be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of
race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The next day after it was
adopted, Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy,
New Jersey (below),
became the first
African American to vote under the authority of the 15th Amendment.


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Thomas Mundy Peterson
(October 6, 1824 – February 4, 1904)

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking
Roman Senators on this day in 44 B.C.The day is known as the
"Ides of March."

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Site of Julius Caesar stabbing found in Rome.

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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress in Washington, during which he urged the
passing of the Voting Rights Act.

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President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act
of 1965.

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On this day in 2005, World come CEO Bernie Ebbers (center) was convicted of corporate fraud. He is currently serving a 25-year
sentence at the Oakdale Federal Correctional Institution in
Louisiana

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In Montreal on this day in 1964, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
were married.

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The Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway
on this day in 1956.

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