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Senate acquits Donald Trump in first impeachment trial – Chicago Tribune


Today is Monday, February 5th, the 36th day of 2024. There are 330 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 5, 2020, the Senate acquitted President Donald Trump, ending the third presidential trial in American history; However, a majority of senators expressed discomfort with Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine, which resulted in two articles of impeachment. Only one Republican, Utah’s Mitt Romney, broke with the GOP and voted to convict.

On this date:

In 1811, Prince George of Wales married his father, King George III of Britain. Due to George’s mental illness, he was named Prince Regent.

In 1917, the U.S. Congress passed a law severely restricting immigration from Asia, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.

In 1918, during World War I, the Cunard ship SS Tuscania, carrying approximately 2,000 American soldiers to Europe, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Irish Sea, killing more than 200 people.

In 1922, the first edition of Reader’s Digest was published.

In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; The proposal failed in Congress, prompting accusations that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the nation’s highest court.

In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon on the first of two lunar trips.

In 1973, services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for U.S. Army Colonel William B. Nolde, the last official American war casualty before the Vietnam armistice went into effect.

Former Nazi Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie, deported from Bolivia in 1983, was brought to Lyon, France, for trial. (Found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment; died in 1991.)

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act, giving workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family emergencies.

In 1994, white separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963 and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles guru who introduced transcendental meditation to the West, died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop in 2008; He was believed to be in his 90s.

In 2012, Eli Manning and the New York Giants edged Tom Brady and the New England Patriots by one point to win 21-17 in the final minute of Super Bowl XLVI.

CVS Caremark announced in 2014 that it would withdraw cigarettes and other tobacco products from its stores.

In 2017, Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history; this was highlighted by Julian Edelman’s spectacular catch that helped lift New England from a 25-point deficit against the Atlanta Falcons to the Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl victory (34-28). first time in overtime.

In 2018, Jerome Powell was sworn in as the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve.

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will be on the eve of celebrations of her 70th anniversary on the throne. Elizabeth has offered support for the Duchess of Cornwall to be named Queen Camilla; This was an important decision in shaping the future of the British Monarchy.

Beyoncé won her 32nd Grammy award in 2023, becoming the most awarded artist in the award’s history.

Today’s birthdays are: Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare 86. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn 85. Actor David Selby 83. Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach 82. Film director Michael Mann 81. Rock singer Al Kooper 80. Actor Charlotte Rampling 78. Racing Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip is 77. Actor Barbara Hershey is 76. Actor Christopher Guest is 76. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm is 65. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 63. Actor Jennifer Jason Leigh is 62. Actor Laura Linney is 60 years old. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) is 60 years old. World Golf Hall of Fame member Jose Maria Olazabal is 58 years old. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 57. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 56. Singer Bobby Brown is 55, Actor Michael Sheen is 55, Actor David Chisum is 54, Country singer Sara Evans is 53, Country singer Tyler Farr is 40, Actor-singer Darren Criss is 37, Actor Alex Brightman is 37, Actor Henry Golding is 37. Rock musician Kyle Simmons (Bastille) is 36 years old. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 35. Drummer Graham Sierota (Echosmith) is 25.


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