New Prog Income Tax, Woodrow Wilson Dead, Tom Daschle Withdraws

On this day: February 3
The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax (1913)

The Communist Party of Vietnam is established (1930)

Islamic bombers kill at least 135 people and injure 339 at the outdoor Sadriyah market in Baghdad, Iraq (2007)

Obama Administration appointees Tom Daschle (Secretary of Health and Human Services) and Nancy Killefer (Chief Performance Officer) withdraw their nominations, both citing tax problems (2009)

b: Gertrude Stein (1874); d: Woodrow Wilson (1924), Buddy Holly, Roger Peterson, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson (1959)

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