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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The
ruling declared that racially segregated schools were inherently
unequal.

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The U.S. Senate Watergate Committee began its hearings on this day
in 1973. Sen. Sam Ervin (center) was the chairman of the Investigating Committee

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On this day in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was founded at
70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.

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The actual Buttonwood Agreement is shown on the right. The New
York Stock Exchange traces its origins to this historic document.

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The first Kentucky Derby was held at what would become known as Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. on this day in 1875. 

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Winning the race was Oliver Lewis riding the horse named Aristides
with a time of 2 min 37 seconds. The purse at that time was said to
be $2,850.

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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock
market on this day in 1929.

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On this day in 2004, Osama bin Laden (above) addressed the people of the
United States on Al-Jazeera television, excepting responsibility for the
September 11 attacks. Al-Jazeera did not say how it had obtained the tape.

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Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis on this
day in 1956.

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Leon Czolgosz (above) the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was
electrocuted on this day in 1901.

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A rendering of President William McKinley (white shirt) being shot by 
anarchist Leon Czolgosz during the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York on September 21, 1901.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn
on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to
orbit the Earth.

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Depiction of the surrender of the British army of Cornwallis at
Yorktown to General Washington on this day in 1781.

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On this day in 1987.

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On this day in 1812, Napoleon’s forces began retreat from Moscow.

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Concorde makes first landing at JFK Airport in New York on this
day in 1977.

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