Tuesday, February 27, 2007

On February 27, ...

... 1922, in Fairchild v. Hughes, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Louis Brandeis, unanimously rejected a challenge to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women's right to vote.
... 1998, England's Queen Elizabeth II approved of Parliament's plan to end a millennium of male preference so that a monarch's first-born, daughter or son, would have claim to the throne.
... 2003, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced Biljana Plavsic, former co-President of Republika Srpska, the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb republic, to 11 years in prison after she had pleaded guilty to the crime against humanity of persecution.

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