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This Day in History – February 24, 2011

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1582 – Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull introducing the Gregorian calendar reform.   1803 – The Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void.   1821 – Mexico declared its independence from Spain.   1868 – Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, became the first president to have impeachment proceedings brought against him by the House of Representatives. 1903 – The lease for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was signed.   1920 – Adolf Hitler outlined the basic points of the Nazi party at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.   1968 – The discovery of a pulsar was announced.   1980 – The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.]]]]> ]]>

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