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Today In History

Tue., Feb. 17, 1998

In 1801: The House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, electing Jefferson president. Burr became vice president.

In 1964: The Supreme Court ruled in Westberry v. Sanders that congressional districts within each state had to be roughly equal in population.


 

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