On This Day, Back In The Day
1789 – The first 12 Amendments to the Constitution were OK’d by Congress and sent to the states to be ratified. (The first ten became the Bill of Rights.)
1890 – Mormon Church leaders denounce polygamy — why is this important? It pushed forward Utah’s drive to become a state
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court
2011 – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah grants women the right to vote and run for political office
BIG STORIES OUT OF D.C. AND POLITICS.
OTHER STORIES CATCHING MY EYE