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1882 Mar 16
US Pres. Chester Arthur signed the Treaty of Geneva following the Senateís ratification of the treaty. The US thus joined the Intíl. Red Cross.
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1882 May 6
Over President Arthurís veto, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the United States for 10 years. It was amended and passed by Congress on August 3 and was signed by Pres. Arthur. Renewals and amendments continued to 1904. The laws were repealed in 1943. In 2011 the US Senate passed a resolution expressing regret for the act.
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1882 Aug 3
US Congress passed the 1st Immigration Act. The amended act banned Chinese immigration for ten years. The Chinese Exclusion Act barred laborers from China and halted a massive immigration of Cantonese peasants. [see 1882-1943]
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1882
US Pres. Chester Arthur (1829-1886) was diagnosed with terminal kidney disease. Only his doctors knew and his fatigue was commonly mistaken for executive laziness.
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1967 Jan 10
American artist Charles Birchfield (b.1893) died.
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