5/18/12

Abolition, Werner Sombart, 27th Amendment

On this day: May 18
Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal (1652)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (1933)

The Archivist of the U.S. officially announces the Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution (1992)

In Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton demand that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu halt settlement expansion (2009)

b: Walter Sisulu (1912); d: Bill Haywood (1928), Werner Sombart (1941)


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