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This Week in House History
The historical highlights featured in This Week in House History are written by the historians, archivists, and curators who preserve the history of the U.S House of Representatives. New highlights are added weekly. The collection, searchable by date or subject, includes more than 400 historical House events.
A Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Dissolve the United States Senate
April 27, 1911
On this date, freshman Representative Victor Berger of Wisconsin introduced a resolution to amend the Constitution to dissolve the United States Senate.
Representative Arthur Mitchell of Illinois and the Supreme Court
April 28, 1941
On this date, Representative Arthur Mitchell of Illinois, the only African-American Congressman of the era and the first black Democrat elected to Congress, successfully argued before the Supreme Court that African Americans were entitled to interstate railroad accommodations equal to white passengers.
The 1926 Congressional Baseball Game
May 01, 1926
On this date, Democrats and Republicans met on the greensward at American League Park for the ritual Congressional Baseball Game—a tradition dating to 1909.
A Bonus for World War I Veterans
May 02, 1922
On this date, a Hearst newspaper truck from New York City delivered a petition to the Capitol bearing more than one million signatures in support of a bonus for World War I veterans.