history fact – February 5, 2017

___ Per The AP:
Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2017. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On Feb. 5, 1917, Mexico’s present-day constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Santiago de Queretaro. The U.S. Congress passed, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, an act severely curtailing Asian immigration. ___ Per The AP:
On Feb. 5, 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label. ht http://www.ap.org
___ Per The UPI:
On this date in history: In 1631, British clergyman Roger Williams, who founded the colony of Rhode Island, arrived in Salem, Mass., seeking religious freedom.


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