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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868
    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The First Vote

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868

    The first vote was taken on May 16 for the eleventh article. Prior to the vote, Samuel Pomeroy, the senior senator from Kansas, told the junior Kansas Senator Ross that if Ross voted for acquittal that Ross would become the subject of an investigation for bribery. Afterward, in hopes of persuading at least one senator who voted not guilty to change his vote, the Senate adjourned for 10 days before continuing voting on the other articles.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868
    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Article XI

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868

    All republicans voted guilty (35 Votes), the majority of democrats also voted guilty (10 votes) and 9 democrats voted not guilty on Article XI.




  • U.S.
    Thursday May 16, 1957
    Nuclear Power

    USS Skate (SSN-578)

    U.S.
    Thursday May 16, 1957

    USS Skate (SSN-578), the third submarine of the United States Navy named for the skate, a type of ray, was the lead ship of the Skate class of nuclear submarines. She was the third nuclear submarine commissioned, the first to make a completely submerged trans-Atlantic crossing, and the second submarine to reach the North Pole and the first to surface there.




  • U.S.
    Monday May 16, 2011
    Donald Trump

    Trump announced he would not run for president

    U.S.
    Monday May 16, 2011

    On May 16, 2011, Trump announced he would not run for president in the 2012 election.




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