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Standing Your Ground or Target Practice?

On this day in 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old high school student, is fatally shot in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer….

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Muhammad Ali Becomes The Greatest

On this day in 1964, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) wins the first of two heavyweight championship bouts against Sonny Liston, cementing his arrival and indisputable…

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Judicial Review Limitations

On this day in 1803, the landmark case of Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803), is decided by the fledgling United States…

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And Spain Loses Florida

On this day in 1819, Spanish minister Don Luis de Onis and US Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, under the Monroe administration, sign the…

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Malcolm X was Killed at 39 by Religious Fanaticism

On this day in 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam while preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American…

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John Glenn Became the First American to Orbit the Earth

On this day in 1962, Col. John Glenn, USMC, becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. The Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spacecraft, named Friendship 7,…

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