February 25, 1937
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
|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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