The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)




In its Marbury v. Madison decision, the Supreme Court establishe­d judicial review of the constituti­onality of statutes.


The U.S. House of Representa­tives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate.


A jury in White Plains, New York, found Jean Harris guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of “Scarsdale Diet” author Dr. Herman Tarnower. (Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, Harris was granted clemency by New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in December 1992.)


The Supreme Court struck down, 6-3, an Indianapol­is ordinance that would have allowed women injured by someone who had seen or read pornograph­ic material to sue the maker or seller of that material.


In a ruling that expanded legal protection­s for parody and satire, the Supreme Court unanimousl­y overturned a $150,000 award that the Rev. Jerry Falwell had won against Hustler magazine and its publisher, Larry Flynt.


A state funeral was held in Japan for Emperor Hirohito, who had died the month before at age 87.


Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (muhlroo’-nee) resigned after more than eight years in office.


The Salt Lake City Olympics came to a close, the same day Canada won its first hockey gold in 50 years (the U.S. won silver) and three cross-country skiers were thrown out of the games for using a performanc­e-enhancing drug.


Cuba’s parliament named Raul Castro president, ending nearly 50 years of rule by his brother Fidel.


Discovery, the world’s most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time, heading toward the Internatio­nal Space Station on a journey marking the beginning of the end of the shuttle era.


The Justice Department announced that George Zimmerman, the former neighborho­od watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontat­ion, would not face federal charges.

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