The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1792: Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office Department

1809: The Supreme Court ruled that the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.

1839: Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.

1962: astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth

2005: Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson shot himself to death at age 67.

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~ by thehalobender on February 20, 2009.

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