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Bob Schieffer
February 25, 1937
Journalist



Bob Lloyd Schieffer is an American television journalist who is one of the few journalists to have covered all four of the major Washington national assignments: the White House, the Pentagon, United States Department of State, and United States Congress. He has won six Emmy Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, was named Broadcaster of the Year by the National Press Foundation, and named to the Broadcasting/Cable Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.


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TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day 151 years ago, in 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress.


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1836 Inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver.
1866 Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull, human remains that indicate that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
1913 The 16th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified authorizing Congress to levy an income tax.
1919 Oregon places a 1 cent per gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first state to levy a gasoline tax.
1933 The first aircraft carrier, Ranger, is launched.
1964 Cassius Clay becomes the world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston.
1991 In the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans are killed when an Iraqi missile hits U.S. barracks in Saudi Arabia.

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