Notable happenings in history on this day March 2nd

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

1807 – The U.S. Congress passed an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States… from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.”
1836 – Texas declared its independence from Mexico
1904 – Dr. Seuss was born
1917 – The Russian Revolution began with Czar Nicholas II abdicating.
1917 – Citizens of Puerto Rico were granted U.S. citizenship with the enactment of the Jones Act.
1933 – The motion picture King Kong had its world premiere in New York.
1944 – Our Trail Mixer friend Jamie appeared in all her glory

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Standing in the Wings

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

Not necessarily a success story is the list of stand-ins for Senate President Pro Tem succession when Orrin Hatch is gone. The job traditionally goes to the majority party’s senator with most seniority.

Wiki list of Republicans are the Senators Cochran, Grassley, McConnell, Shelby, and McCain respectively. On the Democrat list are Senators Leahy and Feinstein.

Pays your money and takes your cherce …

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