25 September 2016

Little Rocks Central High

25 September 1957 

On this date in 1957 ...

With 300 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne standing guard, U.S. Marshalls escorted nine black children into class during the manufactured crisis at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas

Other Years:

1789 - The first U.S. Congress adopted the first 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten were ratified and became known as the Bill of Rights.
1845 – Future Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest married Presbyterian minister's daughter, Mary Ann Montgomery in Hernando, Mississippi.

1847 - During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by Virginia General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey Mexico. 
1897 - Southern literary genius and Nobel Prize winner, William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi.
1965 - Willie Mays of Westfield, Alabama became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season at the age of 34, after also setting the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier.
1992 - In Orlando, Florida a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley, who had sought a divorce from his biological parents
1995 - Ross Perot of Texas announced that he would form the Independence Party. 

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