On this day, March 26 …
2019: New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fails to pass a procedural vote as the Senate does not reach the 60 votes necessary to begin debate on the non-binding resolution. (Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with 42 Democrats, voted “present.”)
Also on this day:
- 1812: An earthquake devastates Caracas, Venezuela, causing an estimated 26,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- 1827: Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna.
- 1945: During World War II, Iwo Jima is fully secured by U.S. forces following a final attack by Japanese soldiers.
- 1962: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Baker v….