|Year|| Event |
|1860|| The Pony Express is started between St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA. Postage is $2 to $10 per ounce! |
|1866|| In "Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 1 (1866)", The Supreme Court set limits to the authority of martial law and to suspension of habeas corpus in time of war after flagrant abuse by Lincoln in the U.S. "War Between the States", this date. Justice Davis delivered the opinion of the court on Dec. 17. |
|1948|| President Truman (D) signs the "Economic Cooperation Act" which implements the Marshall Plan. Secretary of State George C. Marshall had proposed the idea of financial help to the war-torn European nations on 5 June 1947. |
|1961|| Washington, D.C. residents are given the right to vote for President and VP by the enactment of the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution. |
|1996|| Commerce Department secretary Ron Brown|
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