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THE KENNEDY-NIXON TV DEBATES IN 1960

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For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates was shown on television.

The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator
of
Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the
United States, met in a
Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic
matters.

Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this first of four
televised
debates, partly owing to his greater ease before the
camera than Nixon, who, unlike Kennedy, seemed nervous and
declined to wear makeup.



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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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THE FIRST STEP TO FREEDOM ON THIS DAY

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On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a
preliminary
Emancipation Proclamation in the midst of the
Civil War ,
which set a date for the freedom of more than 3
million enslaved in the United
States and would also recast
the
Civil War as a fight against slavery.

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CAPITOL CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY

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On September 18, 1793, George Washington laid the cornerstone
to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative
branch of American government. The building would take nearly
a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British
set fire to it and it was called into use during the
Civil War.

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The U.S. Capitol under construction, 1860

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