IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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African American taxi driver Rodney King was severely beaten by
Los Angeles police officers on this day in 1991 during an arrest 
that followed a pursuit through the streets of Los Angeles. The
scene was captured on amateur video, one of the first police 
brutality videos of its kind. It forever changed the conversation
about police and race in America.

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Over six nights in April, 53 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured; property damage topped $1 billion.

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National Guardsmen patrol Los Angeles during the rioting after the acquittal of officers involved in the beating of Rodney King.

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in 1923
by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce. It was the first weekly news
magazine in the United States. The distinctive red border for which
the magazine has come to be known was lacking. On the cover
was the now-obscure Joseph G. Cannon, former House Speaker.
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