On This Day February 3rd
On This Day:
1809- The territory of Illinois is created.
1870- The 15th Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
1913- The 16th Amendment of the US Constitution is ratified. The amendment authorizes the power to impose and collect tax.
1972- The first Winter Olympics in Asia are held at Sapporo, Japan.
1993- Gloria Estefan receives the 1,974th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2009- Eric Holder is sworn in as the first African American attorney general.