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Today In History

Fri., Feb. 20, 1998

1792: President Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office.

1809: The Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.

1933: The House of Representatives completed congressional action on an amendment to repeal Prohibition.

1938: Anthony Eden resigned as British foreign secretary in a dispute with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

1962: Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, flying aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.

1987: A bomb blamed on the Unabomber exploded behind a computer store in Salt Lake City, seriously injuring a store executive.


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