30 May 1958
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On this date in 1958...
Unidentified American soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflict were buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 1848 - Mexico ratified the treaty giving the U.S. ownership of New Mexico, California, parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado in return for $15 million.
- 1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise and set off the Kansas-Missouri border war.
- 1934 - The U.S. Congress established the Everglades National Park in Florida.
- 1965 - Vivian Malone became the first black student to graduate from the University of Alabama.
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