In 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Marbury v . Madison, in which the Court first exercised its inferred power to strike down laws as unconstitutional. In 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson. In 1903, the U.S. acquired a naval station at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. In 2008, Cuba's parliament officially named Raúl Castro president.
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), artist; George Moore (1852-1933), poet/dramatist; Honus Wagner (1874-1955), baseball player/manager; Joseph Lieberman (1942- ), politician; Edward James Olmos (1947- ), actor; Steve Jobs (1955-2011), computer pioneer; Judith Butler (1956- ), philosopher; Eddie Murray (1956- ), baseball player; Billy Zane (1966- ), actor; Zach Johnson (1976- ), golfer; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977- ), boxer
In 2003, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig banned the use of ephedra, a supplement that was implicated in the death of a pitching prospect for the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the month.
Andrew Johnson was the only U.S. senator from a Southern state to remain loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
"The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people." – Andrew Johnson
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