Income Tax, Ba'ath Party, Evil Empire

On this day: March 8
The IRS begins to levy and collect federal income taxes (1913)

The U.S. Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule (1917)

The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'├ętat by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command (1963)

President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire" (1983)

President Barack Obama lectures on Obamacare, the federal government's socialization of the health insurance industry, at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA (2010)

b: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841); d: William Howard Taft (1930)

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