Today in History 2-3-2015

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1468 Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died.

1870 The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.

1913 The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified.

1917 The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.

1959 Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.

1995 Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the space shuttle when the Discovery blasted off.

1998 Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984.

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