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Jefferson DavisMay 6, 1861

Abraham LincolnMar 3, 1863

MacArthurMay 7, 1947

StalinOct 30, 1961

Richard NixonJul 21, 1974

Jim ThorpeOct 13, 1982

President ClintonJan 14, 1995

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Approves - Historical Events
Date Event
1524-12-12

Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome

1665-03-11

NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights

1775-10-23

Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

1776-01-16

Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks

1782-06-20

Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol

1818-03-18

Congress approves 1st pensions for government service

1825-01-27

U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."

1836-03-16

Texas approves a constitution

1855-03-03

US Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use

1861-05-06

Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy

1862-04-16

American Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)

1863-03-03

Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

1864-09-17

Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign

1865-03-04

Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"

1867-03-29

Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial

1870-03-14

California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible

1887-01-20

US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor

1893-10-30

US Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890

1898-05-26

SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities

1900-06-14

The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.

1902-03-20

France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea

1911-04-30

Portugal approves female suffrage

1912-05-07

Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer

1914-02-04

US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law

1914-04-20

US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves

1916-04-08

Norway approves active & passive female suffrage

1916-06-06

Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage

1917-05-23

Dutch 2nd Chamber approves 1908 conscription draft

1918-03-19

US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time

1919-07-10

Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage

1919-07-11

Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work

1919-12-17

Austria parliament approves 8-hour day

1924-10-02

League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva

1929-02-13

Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier

1930-12-04

Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control

1932-06-22

NL finally approves players wearing numbers

1934-05-18

Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a capital offense

1938-05-17

US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy

1939-04-19

Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

1939-11-15

US Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check

1941-05-02

FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1

1943-03-13

Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)

1945-12-04

Senate approves US participation in UN

1946-08-22

Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it

1947-05-07

General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

1947-06-04

US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

1948-12-09

UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide

1952-01-19

PGA approves allowing black participants

1952-03-03

Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution

1952-04-25

American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter

1953-02-19

Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board

1953-03-18

NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)

1953-09-16

AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles

1953-12-17

FCC approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications

1954-05-19

Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project

1954-08-04

The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla.

1954-11-08

AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City

1957-02-14

Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

1957-05-22

South Africa government approves race separation in universities

1957-05-28

NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast

1957-09-16

LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers

1958-02-20

LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility

1959-10-21

Players Association approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in KC & NY

1960-10-26

AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961

1961-03-24

NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows

1961-10-30

Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square

1964-08-07

US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution

1964-12-04

Baseball approves a free-agent draft

1965-03-14

Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany

1967-05-18

Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial

1969-07-07

Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang

1971-03-10

US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18

1972-03-22

Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)

1972-10-27

OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

1973-05-14

US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military

1973-09-05

Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands

1973-11-08

Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai

1974-07-21

US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

1975-11-10

UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism

1976-03-26

AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M

1976-09-16

American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop

1976-11-10

Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore

1978-05-23

AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M

1978-08-15

US House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA

1978-10-10

US Congress approves Dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony

1978-10-25

Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace

1978-12-17

Referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda

1979-03-22

Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt

1979-05-16

NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M

1981-01-29

AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million

1981-09-15

US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court

1981-12-10

The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.

1982-07-23

FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo

1982-10-13

IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1985-03-02

US approves screening test for AIDS

1986-06-18

US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa

1986-06-24

US Senate approves "tax reform"

1987-03-20

FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)

1988-01-27

Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court

1988-04-26

NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season

1988-08-18

FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment

1989-06-07

Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons

1989-09-21

Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki

1990-01-10

NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

1990-09-27

Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court

1990-11-29

UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991

1991-05-20

Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad

1992-11-11

The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests

1995-01-14

Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

1995-03-17

USt approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co

1995-07-06

Venezuela's Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production

1995-11-20

FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC

1996-01-19

NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix

1996-03-26

The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.

1996-04-30

US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years

1996-06-20

The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry

1996-07-09

US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage

1996-07-18

The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986

1996-12-05

Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement

1997-06-25

NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul

1997-08-08

The UN approves a sale-price formula for Iraqi crude oil sales under the oil-for-food plan

1997-12-04

Nizar Hamdoon warns that Iraq will not allow oil to flow during a third six-month phase of the UN's oil-for-food sale until the UN approves an aid distribution plan

2001-09-07

The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco

2001-11-29

UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution extending the Oil-for-Food program in Iraq for another six-month period

2002-04-30

A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years.

2002-11-08

Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".

2003-09-14

Estonia approves joining the European Union in a referendum.

2003-10-31

A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.

2012-10-04

Turkey's parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria

2012-10-12

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali

2013-03-07

UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing

2013-03-23

The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50—49

2013-04-02

The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty

2013-04-09

The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage

2016-02-10

Senate approves new North Korea sanctions

2016-03-02

UN Security Council approves North Korea sanctions

2016-11-30

Canada PM Approves Controversial Pipeline to Pacific Coast

2017-03-31

Israeli cabinet approves new settlement, first in 2 decades

2017-04-01

Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement Of Trump University Lawsuit

2017-06-06

US State Dept approves $1.4 billion in military sales to Saudi

2018-02-03

Trump escalates fight over Russia probe, approves release of secret memo

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