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Thomas Jefferson elected president to replace Aaron Burr – Chicago Tribune


Today is Saturday, February 17, the 48th day of 2024. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 17, 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives broke the electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr and elected Jefferson president; Burr became vice president.

On this date:

In 1815, the United States and Great Britain exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812.

In 1863, the International Red Cross was founded in Geneva.

In 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and sunk by the Confederate hand-cranked submarine H.L. Hunley in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, in the first naval attack of its kind; Hunley also sank.

In 1897, the National Mothers’ Congress, the forerunner of the National PTA, held its first meeting in Washington.

In 1944, during World War II, US forces occupied Eniwetok Atoll and initially met little resistance from Imperial Japanese troops. (The Americans secured the atoll less than a week later.)

In 1959, the United States launched the Vanguard 2 satellite, carrying meteorological equipment.

In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled in Wesberry v. In his case, Sanders ruled that congressional districts in each state should be roughly equal in population.

In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon left the White House with his wife, Pat, for a historic trip to China.

In 1988, Lt. Col. William Higgins, a Marine Corps officer serving with the United Nations ceasefire monitoring group, was kidnapped by Iran-backed terrorists in southern Lebanon (he was later killed by his captors).

In 1995, Colin Ferguson was convicted of six counts of murder in the December 1993 shooting on the Long Island Railroad (he was later sentenced to at least 200 years in prison).

In 2013, Danica Patrick became the first woman to capture the top spot in any Sprint Cup race by winning the Daytona 500 pole position.

Jimmy Fallon made his debut as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” in 2014.

In 2015, Vice President Joe Biden opened a White House summit on combating extremism and radicalization, saying the United States must ensure that immigrants are fully integrated into the fabric of American society to prevent violent ideologies from taking root at home.

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism in 2021, has died at the age of 70, a year after announcing he had Stage Four lung cancer.

In 2022, Anna Shcherbakova won a stunning gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Beijing Games, while her Russian teammate Kamila Valieva fell short of the medals haul after an error-filled end to her controversial Olympics.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Christina Pickles is 89, Actor Brenda Fricker is 79, Actor Becky Ann Baker is 71, Actor Rene Russo is 70, Actor Richard Karn is 68, Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 62, Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is 61. Actor-comedian Larry, the Cable Guy 61. TV star Rene Syler 61. Film director Michael Bay 60. Singer Chante Moore 57. Rock musician Timothy J. Mahoney (311) 54. Actor Dominic Purcell 54. Olympic gold and silver medal-winning skier Tommy Moe is 54, Actor Denise Richards is 53, Rock singer-musician Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) is 52, Actor Jerry O’Connell is 50, Country singer Bryan White is 50, Actor Kelly Carlson is 48, Actor Ashton Holmes is 46, Actor Conrad Ricamora is 45, Actor Jason Ritter is 44, TV star Paris Hilton is 43, Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 43, TV presenter Daphne Oz is 38, Actor Chord Overstreet is 35.


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