In 1868, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing full citizenship rights to African Americans and due process of law to all citizens. In 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, beginning a string a war declarations entangling much of Europe in World War I. In 1932, the Bonus Army—unemployed World War I veterans demanding the disbursement of promised bonus payments in full—was evicted from government property in Washington, DC. In 2005, the Irish Republican Army renounced violence as a political tactic and ordered its units to disarm and cease all terrorist activities.
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), children's author/illustrator; Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), artist; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-94), first lady; Bill Bradley (1943- ), basketball player/U.S. senator; Jim Davis (1945- ), Garfield cartoonist; Sally Struthers (1947- ), actress; Hugo Chavez (1954-2013), Venezuelan president; Scott Pelley (1957- ), TV journalist; Alexis Tsipras (1974- ), Greek politician
In 1989, Vince Coleman's base-stealing streak ended at 50. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder's record-setting streak included six steals from the 1988 season.
Jacqueline Kennedy was the first First Lady who was born in a hospital.
"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them." – Jim Davis
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