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.
1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted. The document is similar to the U.S. Constitution, but there are crucial differences in tone and legal content, and having to do with the topics of states' rights and slavery.
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