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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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PRESIDENT PARDONED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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In a controversial executive action, President Gerald Ford pardoned
his disgraced predecessor
Richard M. Nixon for any crimes he may
have committed or participated in while in office.

Ford later defended this action before the House Judiciary Committee, explaining that he wanted to end the national divisions created by the Watergate scandal.

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President Richard Nixon (left) briefs the then House Minority Leader Gerald Ford at the White House October 13, 1973.

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PASSENGER JET SHOT DOWN ON THIS DAY

The wreckage of Korean Air Lines Flight 007
The wreckage of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.     
    
    
    
   

On September 1, 1983,Soviet jet fighters intercepted a Korean
Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shot the plane
down, killing  269 passengers and crew-members. The incident dramatically increased tensions between the
Soviet Union
and
the United
States.      
       

    

      
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 2005

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ROSS SIMPSON

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HAWAII BECAME THE 50TH STATE IN 1959

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The modern United States receives its crowning star when
President
Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation
admitting
Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The
president also issued an order for an American flag
featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-
star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became
official July 4, 1960.

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President Dwight Eisenhower helps unfurl the new 50-star
flag on Aug. 21, 1959 after signing a proclamation making
Hawaii the 50th state of the union. At right is Daniel K.
Inouye, Democratic congressman-elect from Hawaii.

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