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By a vote of 96-3, Ford was easily confirmed. Click to learn who the three dissenting votes were.
The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass what would become the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.
President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.