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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 29

It was on this day in 1987 that Jerry and Ben and Jerry announced a new flavor of ice cream called Cherry Garcia. Goooooood stuff….yum!   The earliest event that Wiki says occurred on this day is “238 – The Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 29

It was on this day in 1956 that President Eisenhower signed a bill into law that created the United States Interstate Highway System. He had first envisioned a better highway system across America when, as an officer in the Army, he took … Continue reading

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