1808 - Born on the 6th of May in Somers, Conn., U.S.
1832 - Admitted to the bar.
1847-1851 - Served in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1857-1868 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Strong, a Democrat but a firm supporter of the Union, changed his political affiliation and became a Republican.
1870 - On the 7th of February, President Ulysses S. Grant, also a Republican, nominated Strong to succeed the retiring justice Robert C. Grier, a Democrat.
- The very day that the two appointees were nominated, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Hepburn v. Griswold, a case that involved the constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act.
1895 - Died on the 19th of August in Lake Minnewaska, New York.
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