From The Harry Chapin Wiki
On this day:
- 1985 - U.S. Representative Byron L. Dorgan (ND) introduced H.R.1207, a bill to award a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal to the family of Harry Chapin. The bill would eventually have 231 co-sponsors and be signed into law 15 months later on May 20, 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. This became public law 99-311.