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NINE BLACK STUDENTS ENTER HIGH SCHOOL

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Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine
Black students entered all-white Central High School in Little Rock,
Arkansas on September 25, 1957. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National
Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration.

After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized
the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to
Little Rock to enforce the court order.


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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

(October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)

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FIRST SUPREME COURT ESTABLISHED ~ 1789

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed
by President
George Washington, establishing the Supreme
Court
of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices
who were to serve on the court until death or retirement.

That day, President Washington nominated John Jay to preside
as chief justice, and John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair,
Robert Harrison and James Wilson to be associate justices. On September 26, all six appointments were confirmed by the
U.S.
Senate
.

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John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829

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OUTLAW ARRESTED FOR THE FIRST TIME

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On September 23, 1875, Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time
after stealing a basket of laundry. He later broke out of jail and
roamed the American West, eventually earning a reputation as
an outlaw and murderer and a rap sheet that allegedly included
21 murders.

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PLANET DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1846

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New images released this week from NASA’s James Webb
Space Telescope are revealing Neptune, and the planet’s
hard-to-detect rings, in a fresh light.

German astronomer Johann Gottfried (below) Galle discovered
the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.

An 1838 view of the Berlin Observatory
(“The New Observatory in Berlin,” 1838)

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Johann Gottfried Galle
(9 June 1812 – 10 July 1910)

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EXPLORES RETURNED TO ST. LOUIS IN 1806

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Amid much public excitement, American explorers Meriwether
Lewis
and William Clark returned to St. Louis, Missouri, from
the first recorded overland journey from the
Mississippi River
to the Pacific coast and back. The
Lewis and Clark Expedition
had set off more than two years before to explore the territory
of the
Louisiana Purchase.

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Lewis and Clark statue on Mississippi River.

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