A February 1879 US Army Court of Inquiry exonerated Major Marcus Reno of this charge.
- Being Drunk on Duty
- Conduct Unbecoming an Officer
- Disobedience to a Direct Order
Today in History: Born on May 25
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher.
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, tap dancer.
Philip Murray, American labor leader, founder of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
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Bennett Cerf, publisher, founder of Random House.
Gene Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion.
Theodore Roethke, poet.
Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter.
Beverly Sills, opera singer.
John Gregory Dunne, novelist and journalist.
Raymond Carver, American writer.
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