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1788 – Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution. 1910 – The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come. 1997 – An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir. 1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

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