Feb 11, 2017
February 11. In 1790, the Quakers petitioned the US Congress to abolish slavery. In 1812, the term "gerrymandering" was coined when the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a redistricting law that favored his party. In 1937, General Motors agreed to recognize the United Automobile Workers Union, ending a 44-day sit-down strike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ7v1FQJTiQ In 1964, the Beatles played their first live American concert in DC. In 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in prison. In 1993, Janet Reno became the first woman Attorney General under (dare I say it?) Bill Clinton. Happy Birthday, Tina Louise, Mary Quant, Sergio Mendes, Sheryl Crow, D’Angelo. Mission: Sit down for a second and relax.