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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.

2008

The Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia as it affirmed, 5-4, an individual right to gun ownership.

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