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On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have
a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington,
D.C. where
more than 200,000 people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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Emmett Till was a 14-year-old
African-American who was lynched in Mississippi after offending a white woman in a grocery store on this
day in 1955.

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Emmett Louis Till  (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Prince Charles
and Princess Diana on this day in 1996. This made the
end of the couples 15-year marriage official.


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On this day in 1945

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It was on this day in 1886.

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The Coca-Cola logo was created by John Pemberton’s bookkeeper,
Frank Mason Robinson, in 1885. Robinson came up with the name
and chose the logo’s distinctive cursive script.

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Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by The Beatles. It was
released on this day in 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-
up.

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On this day in 1911, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 

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Former President George H.W. Bush skydiving to celebrate his
72nd birthday on this day in 1997.

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In this March 25, 1965 file photo, state troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their five-day march from Selma, Ala.
State troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their
five-day march from Selma, Alabama on this day in 1965.

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Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to the crowd of marchers at the
state capital in Alabama.

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Aerial photo shows crowd of thousands assembled in front of the 
Capitol.

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Aretha Louise Franklin is 75 today.

Aretha Franklin started singing at her father’s church after her
mother’s death and launched her solo career when she was
eighteen.

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STUDENT PROTEST ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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Students at Howard University, a historically Black college, located in Washington, D.C., seized the administration building. The sit-in lasted
five days and led to campus reform and the establishment of the Afro-
American studies curriculum. In all, more than 100 students stood in
solidarity.

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