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March 25, 2004

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2004 the U.S. Senate voted (61-38) on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997) to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during the commission of a violent federal crime. In … Continue reading

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March 7, 1975

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1975 the US Senate revised the filibuster rule to allow 60 senators to limit debate instead of the previous rule of two-thirds. The reason for the change was that most senators were incapable of … Continue reading

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February 19, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 the US Senate finally approved a treaty outlawing genocide. The treaty had been submitted 37 years earlier in 1949 for ratification, but it’s believed several of the Senators wanted to be sure that … Continue reading

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