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Today in History: Federal State Crisis Transpires

On this day September 13, 1962, Mississippi Governor Ross R. Barnett defied the federal government in impassioned speech on statewide radio-television hookup, saying he would "interpose" the authority of the state between the University of Mississippi and federal judges, who had ordered the admission of James H. Meredith. ...

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Today in History: September 11th Attack Occurred

On this day September 11th there was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. ...

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Some 2.5 billion TV Viewers Watch Princess Diana’s Funeral

On this day in 1997, an estimated 2.5 billion people around the globe tuned in to television broadcasts of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died at the age of 36, in a car crash in Paris. During her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II and the heir to the British throne, Diana became one of the most famous, most photographed people on the planet. ...

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