... 1998 (10 years ago today), at 6:45 p.m. Central time, Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the 1st woman put to death that state since the Civil War. Tucker, on death row for 15 years, had become a born-again Christian. Although evangelicals had taken up her cause,
her final appeals to the Supreme Court and to Gov. George W. Bush for a reprieve were denied today. She became the second woman executed in the United States since the Supreme Court allowed the death penalty to resume, in 1976.... 1916, a protest was led by French-speaking teachers whose pay had been frozen on account of their resistance to state-imposed language restrictions. The teachers' stirke closed 17 bilingual schools in Ontario, Canada.