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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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Filmmaker Steven Allan Spielberg is72 years old today.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office records with
the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993).

He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s
List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones starring
Harrison Ford, in the
’80s.


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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

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The bus, restored to the 1955 condition of Ms. Parks’ historic ride, is
located in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 83 today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend of
comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall (1977),
Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Deconstructing Harry
(1997), and
Midnight in Paris (2011). He performed card and magic tricks
in his youth and underwent the legal process of changing his name to
Heywood Allen when he was 17.

 

             
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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon told an Associated
Press managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL, "people have
got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not        
a crook."

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC,
in the newly completed north wing of the unfinished Capitol
building
 (above)  on this day in 1800. They moved from

Philadelphia.

 

        

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On this day in 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United States in a four-way race ad the American
Civil War nears.

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Election poster, campaign of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin, 1860, lithograph.

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The American Civil War (1861-1865)

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On this day in 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in
the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham,
Alabama, killing four young
girls.

With its large African-American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church
served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.,
who once called Birmingham a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration.” Alabama’s governor, George Wallace, made preserving racial segregation one
of the central goals of his administration. Birmingham had one of the most
violent and lawless chapters of the
Ku Klux Klan.

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On this day in 1950 During the Korean War, U.S. Marines land at Inchon on
the west coast of Korea, 100 miles south of the 38th parallel and just 25 miles
from Seoul. The location had been criticized as too risky, but U.N. Supreme Commander
Douglas MacArthur (below) insisted on carrying out the landing.


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General Douglas MacArthur (center) observes the shelling of
lightly defended Incheon from the U.S. Navy amphibious force
command ship USS Mount McKinley.   

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