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Palmer Raids, Teapot Dome, 55 MPH

On this day: January 2
Brigham Young is arrested on charges of bigamy for having 25 wives (1872)

Woodrow Wilson's Palmer Raids begin (1920)

U.S. Interior Secretary Albert Fall resigns over the Teapot Dome scandal (1923)

President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH during an OPEC embargo (1974)

b: Willi Graf (1918); d: Daniel Keefe (1929), Dixy Lee Ray (1994)


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