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This Day in History for February 5 – United Artists Launched and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1917 – The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto (More info)

1919 – Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists (More info)

1937 – President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges (More info)

1972 – Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame (More info)

1994 – Byron de la Beckwith is convicted of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers 31 years earlier, ending the lengthiest murder case in American history (More info)

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