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Apr 29 William Jervis Hough

Apr 29 US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Establish SI

 

Apr 29 US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Establish SI

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Year: 
1846
Month: 
april
Day: 
29
Date: 
Wed, 1846-04-29
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The United States House of Representatives, by a vote of 85 to 76, passes a bill organizing the Smithsonian Institution. The bill does not, however, pass the Senate. The final form of the bill, H. 5, was an amended substitution by William Jervis Hough of New York, that finally passed in August of 1846.