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1811 – After George III was declared insane, the Prince of Wales became Prince Regent of England, and later George IV.   1917 – Congress passed the Immigration Act, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Wilson’s veto.   1917 – Mexico adopted its present constitution.   1937 – FDR proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices—”packing” the court.   1994 – Byron De La Beckwith was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Medgar Evers, 30 years after the crime in Jackson, Mississippi.   1997 – Under international pressure, three of Switzerland’s biggest banks created a fund worth 100 million Swiss francs for Holocaust victims and their families.]]]]> ]]>

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