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Because the Constitution did not distinguish between President and Vice-President in the votes cast by the Electoral College, both Jefferson and his running mate Aaron Burr received 73 votes in the election of 1800. The House of Representatives cast thirty-five ballots over five days to break the tie and finally, on February 17, 1801, on [...]
Posted by Darren Cole on February 17, 2011, under Documents, February.
Thomas Alva Edison, inveterate American inventor, was born on February 11, 1847. In 1891, Edison submitted a patent application for a kinetoscope, more commonly referred to today as a motion picture camera. Edison wanted to “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.” Later, he submitted patent applications, like this one in [...]
Distributed on February 11, 1946, the Argentine “Blue Book” was prepared by the US State Department following World War II and catalogued Argentina’s support for the Axis cause and subversive activities in which German organizations were known to have engaged in Argentina.
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