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In 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than …

In 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — a…

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President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna, and more events …

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alison Moyet, Blake Shelton, Isabella Rossellini, Nathan Morris, Pa…

In 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the …

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Barry Manilow, Greg Kinnear, Jodie Whittaker, Kendrick Lamar, Venus…

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In 1978, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties durin…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Levert, John Cho, Joyce Carol Oates, Laurie Met…

In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the northern Philippines exploded in one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, and more events tha…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Courteney Cox, Helen Hunt, Ice Cube, Jim Belushi, Neil Patrick Harr…

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In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more events that happened on this …

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Donald Trump, Kevin McHale, Lucy Hale, Marla Gibbs, Rod Argent, Ste…

In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court…

President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorted Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this w…

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