1. In 1920, the Oregon state legislature ratified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Oregon was the 25th state to ratify the amendment.
2. On January 10, 1912, the Oregon state capitol building in Salem was officially dedicated. The building had been under construction for several years and had cost nearly $3 million to complete.
3. In 1853, the Oregon Territory passed a law that prohibited African Americans from living or owning property in the territory. The law was not repealed until 1926.
4. On January 10, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case of Brady v. Maryland that prosecutors are required to provide defendants with any evidence that might be favorable to their defense. The case had been brought by John Brady, who had been convicted of murder and argued that the prosecution had withheld evidence that might have helped him.
5. On January 10, 1987, the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) defeated the Denver Nuggets 156-116 in a game that set a new record for the most points scored by a single team in a game. The Trail Blazers' Clyde Drexler scored 47 points in the game.
5 Fun Facts About January 10 In Oregon History
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