Term Limits Amendment Ratified, Caracazo Riots, Desirée Rogers Out

On this day: February 27
The British Labour Party is founded (1900)

The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna (1921)

The 22nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified (1951)

The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota (1973)

Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo (1989)

President B. Hussein Obama starts the process to repeal or modify a "midnight rule" protecting health workers who refuse for conscience reasons to provide particular services (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama names Julianna Smoot as Deputy Assistant to the President and Social Secretary; replacing the disgraced Desirée Rogers (2010)

b: Hugo Black (1886), Ralph Nader (1934); d: Ivan Pavlov (1936), Henry Cabot Lodge (1985), William F. Buckley, Jr. (2008)

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