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This Day in History – February 24

This Day In History1803 – US Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)

1857 – 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government.

1868 – US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson.

1908 – In ‘Muller v Oregon’, the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails ‘liberty of contract’.

1909 – The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.

1917 – Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleveland for $15,000.

1932 – Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (243.96 mph) at Daytona.

1937 – 1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Washington, DC.

1938 – DuPont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles.

1943 – Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II.

1955 – 12th Golden Globes: “On The Waterfront’, Marlon Brando & Judy Garland win.

1963 – 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund wins (151.566 MPH)

1964 – “My Heart Skips a Beat” single released by Buck Owens (Billboard No. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1964)

1977 – US President Jimmy Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights.

1979 – Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas.

1983 – Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time.

1986 – Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million.

2002 – 19th Winter Olympic Games close at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

2008 – 80th Academy Awards: “No Country for Old Men”, Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard win.

2013 – 55th Daytona 500:  Jimmie Johnson wins (159:25 MPH)

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