12 March 2016

The Southern Manifesto

12 March 1956  

On this date in 1956...

Eighty-two Southern Representatives and nineteen Southern Senators issued the Southern Manifesto in Congress to admonish the U.S. Supreme Court for "clear abuse of judicial power," and to protest federal meddling in local matters.

Other Years:

  • 1848 – Cherokee Chief Tahchee, one of the original Cherokee settlers to move west, died in Indian Territory.
  • 1865 - The Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri.
  • 1884 - Mississippi established the first state-owned womens’ college in the U.S.
  • 1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time at the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • 1912 - Juliet Gordon Low founded the Girl Guides (now the Girl Scouts of America) in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1981 - Walter Witschey installed the world's largest analemmatic sundial at Richmond, Virginia.

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