Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
1993: Janet Reno is confirmed as U.S. attorney general by the United States Senate. She would be sworn in the next day, becoming the first female attorney general in American history. She went on to become the longest serving attorney general in the 20th century.
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