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Ketanji Brown Jackson nominated to Supreme Court – Chicago Tribune


Today is Sunday, February 25, the 56th day of 2024. There are 310 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, becoming the first Black woman elected to serve on that court.

On this date:

In 1901, United States Steel Corp. was founded by JP Morgan.

In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave Congress the power to impose and collect income taxes, was declared into effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.

In 1919, Oregon became the first state to impose a one-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline.

In 1954, Gamal Abdel Nasser became Egypt’s prime minister after the country’s president, Mohammed Naguib, was effectively overthrown in a coup.

In 1957, the Supreme Court ruled in Butler v. In the Michigan case, Michigan overturned its law to make it a misdemeanor to sell books containing obscene language that might tend to corrupt the “morals of youth.”

In 1964, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became the world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

In 1973, the Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Musical” opened at the Shubert Theater on Broadway.

In 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years in power following a flawed election; Corazon Aquino assumes the presidency.

In 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans were killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hit the US barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

In 1994, American-born Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire with an automatic rifle at the Cemetery of the Patriarchs in the West Bank, killing 29 Muslims before being beaten by worshipers.

In 1997, a jury in Media, Pennsylvania, convicted chemical fortune heir John E. du Pont of third-degree murder and ruled that he was mentally ill when he shot and killed world-class wrestler David Schultz. (Du Pont died in prison in December 2010 while serving a 13- to 30-year sentence; he was 72.)

In Vancouver in 2010, Canadian women won their third consecutive Olympic hockey title by defeating the United States 2-0.

In 2013, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, 96, died in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Actor Bill Paxton died in 2017, at the age of 61, due to a stroke that was a complication of heart surgery he had 11 days earlier.

In 2018, the Winter Olympics in South Korea ended with North and South Korean officials sharing a VIP box with U.S. presidential advisor and first daughter Ivanka Trump at the closing ceremonies.

In 2020, US health officials warned that the coronavirus was certain to spread more widely in the United States; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to be prepared. Speaking in India, President Donald Trump said the virus was “very well under control” in the US

Today’s birthdays are: Actor Ann McCrea is 93, Actor Tom Courtenay is 87, Former CBS correspondent Bob Schieffer is 87, Actor Diane Baker is 86, Actor Karen Grassle is 82, Former talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael is 82, Former professional wrestler Ric Flair is 75. Humorist Jack Handey 75. Film director Neil Jordan 74. Rock singer-musician/actor John Doe (X) 71. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) 67. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm); Big Country) 65, Comedian Carrot Top 59, Model and actor Veronica Webb 59, Actor Alexis Denisof 58, Actor Tea Leoni 58, Actor Lesley Boone 56, Actor Sean Astin 53, Singer Daniel Powter 53 years old Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. 51, R&B singer Justin Jeffre 51, Actor Anson Mount 51, Comedian actor Chelsea Handler 49, Actor Rashida Jones 48, Country singer Shawna Thompson (Thompson Square) 46. Actor Justin Berfield is 38 years old. Actors James and Oliver Phelps (“Harry Potter” movies) are 38 years old. Actor Jameela Jamil is 38. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 37 years old.


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