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What Happened – September 24

It was on this day in 1957 that President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas in order to enforce desegregation in the public schools. Segregated schools had been declared illegal the year before, but when nine black students registered at an all-white … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 16

It was on this day in 1969 that a Saturn V rocket took off from Cape Canaveral. On board were three astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The mission was called Apollo 11 and the destination was the moon.  Five days later … Continue reading

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