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Thurgood Marshall and the end of Separate but Equal

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the…

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The Berlin Wall

On this day in 1961, in efforts to stem the tide of Cold War refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East…

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The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

On this day in 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is authorized by President Lyndon Johnson to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed…

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Title IX

On this day in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, is…

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Peace With Honor?

Adding to the dark Nixon legacy, recent revelations have shown intentional sabotaging of Johnson’s efforts to end the war during the 1968 political campaign.

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Random Presidential Facts: Lyndon Baines Johnson

President Johnson was the only President to take Oath of Office on an airplane (Air Force One), the only President to be administered the oath…

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