04 September 2015

Central High Crisis Begins

4 September 1957 


On this date in 1957 the Central High Crisis began...

Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus

Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to preserve the peace when nine black students attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock.

Other Years:

  • 1862 - C.S.S. Oreto ran Federal blockade and made port at Mobile, Alabama.
  • 1864 - Confederate General John Hunt Morgan was killed at Greenville, Tennessee. 
  • 1864 -  Bread riots broke out in Mobile, Alabama.

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