history fact – May 2, 2017

Today is Tuesday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2017. There are 243 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On May 2, 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Buck v. Bell, upheld 8-1 a Virginia law allowing the forced sterilization of people to promote the “health of the patient and the welfare of society. (On this date in 2002, Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner apologized for the state’s thousands of forced sterilizations from 1924 to 1979, calling the practice “a shameful effort.”)

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