The American History Blog was updated today.
Your Daily Dose of History:
- 1816: The United States Supreme Court affirms its to review the decisions of state courts.
- 1922: The USS Langley, converted from the collier USS Jupiter, is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
- 1942: In Australia, General Douglas MacArthur pledges to fight his way back to the Japanese-controlled Philippines.
- 2003: One day after an air attack, a coalition of troops comprised mainly of United States and British forces invades Iraq, quickly overwhelming Saddam Hussein’s army.
The Quote of the Day
“I shall return.” -General Douglas MacArthur