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On January 12th, 1948, the Supreme Court ruled
that states could not discriminate against
law-school applicants because of race.
On this date:
In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian the First
In 1773, the first
public museum in America was established, in
Charleston, South Carolina.
In 1915, the US House of
Representatives rejected a proposal to give women
the right to vote.
In 1932, Mrs.
Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected
to the US Senate.
In 1942, President
Roosevelt created the National War Labor
In 1945, during
World War Two, Soviet forces began a huge
offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.
In 1964, leftist
rebels in Zanzibar began their successful revolt
against the government.
In 1966, President
Johnson said in his State of the Union address
that the U-S should stay in South Vietnam until
Communist aggression there was ended.
In 1969, the New
York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-to-7 in
Super Bowl Three, played at the Orange Bowl in
In 1971, the
situation comedy "All in the Family"
premiered on CBS television.
Ten years ago: The
astronauts aboard the space shuttle
"Columbia" retrieved an eleven-ton
floating science laboratory in a rescue mission
that kept the satellite from plunging to Earth.
Five years ago: In
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, an American soldier was
killed, another wounded, during a shootout with a
former Haitian army officer who was also killed.
Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, was
arrested in Minneapolis on charges she'd tried to
hire a hitman to kill Nation of Islam leader
Louis Farrakhan (the charges were later dropped
in a settlement with the government).
One year ago: The
Supreme Court limited state regulation of voter
initiatives, striking down several methods used
by Colorado to police such measures. Mark
McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction
in New York for $3 million to an anonymous
tombstones should read, `Died at 30. Buried at
Nicholas Murray Butler, American educator