Super Tuesday comes 5 months early today as voting takes place regarding the proposed CFB Playoff format. Cross your fingers and hold on to your butts....
|1894||The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, called a general strike in sympathy with Pullman workers.|
|1917||The first troops of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during World War I.|
|1919||The New York Daily News was first published.|
|1925||Charlie Chaplin's comedy "The Gold Rush" premiered in Hollywood.|
|1945||The United Nations charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.|
|1948||The Berlin Airlift began in earnest as the United States, Britain and France began ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes.|
|1950||President Harry S. Truman authorized the Air Force and Navy to enter the Korean conflict.|
|1973||Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" kept by the Nixon White House.|
|1990||President George H.W. Bush, who had campaigned for office on a pledge of "no new taxes," conceded that tax increases would have to be included in any deficit-reduction package.|
|1996||The Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to admit women or forgo state support.|
|2000||Rival scientific teams completed the first rough map of the human genetic code.|
|2003||The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, struck down state bans on gay sex.|
|2003||Strom Thurmond, the second longest-serving senator in U.S. history, died in Edgefield, S.C., at age 100.|
The Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia as it affirmed, 5-4, an individual right to gun ownership.