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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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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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U.S. flag ripped to shreds by Hurricane Florence.                        (ABC)

                

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Tim maguire
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George Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama,
a position he occupied for four terms.

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June 1963

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George Corley Wallace Jr.
(August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)

In his later years, Wallace suffered from deafness and
Parkinson’s disease. He died of septic shock from a
bacterial infection in Jackson Hospital in Montgomery
on September 13, 1998. He suffered from respiratory
problems in addition to complications from his gunshot
spinal injury.

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Victims bodies are carried from the wreckage of the 1900 hurricane in Galveston.

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On this day in 1966, NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek"
entitled "The Man Trap". The series was canceled on September 2,
1969.

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Victims of Hurricane Katrina stay at the Astrodome stadium where
16,000 evacuees were receiving food and shelter in Houston on
Sept. 4, 2005.

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