Saturday, March 3, 2007

On March 3, ...

... 1819, Congress reinforces its 1807 ban on slave trafficking by defining the act as piracy, punishable by death.
... 1879, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
... 2000, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher welcomed the release and return to Chile of former dictator Augusto Pinochet after he had spent 16 months under house arrest as British courts and government wrestled with a request to extradite Pinochet to Spain for trial on charges of torture.

No comments: