On this day in 1789 Congress passes the Bill of Rights. These were the first 10 amendments of the Constitution designed to protect the rights of American citizens. You know them as the right to keep and bear arms, the right to speak freely, the right to peaceably assemble, the right to a speedy trial, and the right to remain silent. The Constitution was James Madison's baby and he designed 12 amendments to the Constitution, of which these 10 were passed by the majority of the states. Yeah, this video is funnier in English, but you get the point.
On this day in 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor takes her seat as the first woman on the Supreme Court. She faced criticism from the right-wing for her moderate stance on many issues and her pro-choice views. She served until 2005 when she retired. This upset the left-wing as she was replaced by Samuel Alito, who leaned more to the right. I'll have to do more research, but I wonder what she thought of Larry Flint?
On this day in 1970 the Partridge Family debuts on ABC. A family that sings crappy pop songs and lives in a bus was the premise for the show and it launched the career of David Cassidy. No wonder Danny Bonaduce had such a messed up life.