This Week in Political History: February 26-March 4

Find out what happened this week in political history, including many inaugurations. Also, we have more 2016 presidential election flashbacks, including Hillary Clinton dominating Super Tuesday. Read on for all the facts…

February 26:
1832: President Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary, John George Nicolay, is born.

February 27:
1886: Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black is born.
2016: Hillary Clinton wins the South Carolina Primary.

February 28:
1991: The Gulf War ends.

March 1:
1780: Pennsylvania is the first state to abolish slavery.
1803: Ohio becomes the 17th state.
2016: Hillary Clinton dominates Super Tuesday primary elections.

March 2:
1877: Rutherford B. Hayes declared winner of presidential election.
1974: A grand jury declares that President Richard Nixon was involved in the cover-up surrounding Watergate.

March 3:
1845: Florida becomes the 27th state.
1877: Rutherford B. Hayes is sworn in as President.

March 4:
1791: Vermont becomes the 14th state.
1793: George Washington is sworn in for a second term as President.
1797: Vice President John Adams is sworn in as President.
1901: William McKinley is sworn in for a second term as President.
1921: Warren G. Harding is sworn in as President.
1933: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as President.
2016: Ben Carson (R) ends presidential campaign.

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