22 August 2017

The Ten Commandments

22 August 2003  


On this date in 2003...

The Alabama Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order in response to a Southern Poverty Law Center suit to remove a stone monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building. The suspension was short-lived as Moore won re-election to the court by a landslide.


Other Years:
  • 1775 - King George III proclaimed that the American colonies were in open rebellion.
  • 1848 - The United States annexed New Mexico.
  • 1950 - Althea Gibson of South Carolina became the first black tennis player to be accepted into a national competition.
  • 1986 - Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million to settle a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit from its Crescent, Oklahoma fuel plant.
  • 1989 - Texas baseball legend Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 5000 batters.
  • 2007 - The Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.


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