March 17, 2012
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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

March 17, 1766 — Faced with an outcry from the colonists in America, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, which taxed all forms of printed paper.

March 18, 1959 — President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill allowing for Hawaiian statehood. Hawaii joined the Union later that year.

March 19, 1979 — The U.S. House of Representatives begins televising its day-to-day business. Since then, gavel-to-gavel coverage of every House session has aired on C-SPAN.

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March 17, 2012