In Washington, DC, the 42nd Congress of the United States ends its second session

In Washington, DC, Speaker James G. Blaine of Maine brings down the gavel on the second session of the Forty-second Congress of the United States. The House has sat for a total of 190 days in this session. The "lame duck" second session will begin on December 2, 1872. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."  http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Legal/Political
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