February 5


After George III was declared insane, the Prince of Wales became Prince Regent of England, and later George IV.


Congress passed the Immigration Act, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Wilson's veto.


Mexico adopted its present constitution.


FDR proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices—"packing" the court.


Byron De La Beckwith was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Medgar Evers, 30 years after the crime in Jackson, Mississippi.


Under international pressure, three of Switzerland's biggest banks created a fund worth 100 million Swiss francs for Holocaust victims and their families.

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