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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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<a href="http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/02/21/concerned-students-parents-protest-11-sacramento-school-closings/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Students, Parents Protest 11 Sacramento School Closings</a>CBS LocalA crowd of parents, students and teachers say the Sacramento City Unified School District is focused too much on money. Closing

</embed> Template:OMG728 February 20 in history:

  • 1792, the Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington
  • 1809, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Peters, ruled the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state
  • 1839, Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia
  • 1872, in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded "idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons" from being admitted to the United States
  • 1931, California gets the go-ahead by the U.S. Congress to build the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • 1933, the Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would end Prohibition in the United States
  • 1938, Anthony Eden resigned as British foreign secretary following Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's decision to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
  • 1943, American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies
  • 1947, State of Prussia ceases to exist
  • 1962, Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn orbits the earth three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes, becoming the first American to orbit the earth
  • 1987, Soviet authorities released Jewish activist Josef Begun
  • 2007, in a victory for President Bush, a divided federal appeals court ruled that Guantanamo Bay detainees could not use the U.S. court system to challenge their indefinite imprisonmen