On this day: March 13

POSTED: 03:42 PM PST Mar 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 12, 2016 

Uncle Sam makes his print debut, Susan B. Anthony dies, the NHL crowns its first champion, Cher's career resurgence breaks a record, and gold prices top $1,000 for the first time, all on this day.

OTD March 13 - Andrew Johnson impeachment
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1868: The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. In the first impeachment in history of a sitting United States president, the U.S. House of Representatives had impeached Johnson on Feb. 24, primarily charging him with violation of the Tenure of Office Act by removing Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton from office and replacing him with Maj. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas. The trial concluded in May 1868 with Johnson's acquittal, the votes for conviction being one vote less than the required two-thirds tally.


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