March 7, 1975

On This Date in! 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 doing higher math and deciding if 66 or 67 was the correct number of senators required was causing snarky comments during lunchtime.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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