Today in History

Today in History:

On this day in 1948, Supreme Court ruled in favor of Shelley v Kraemer. Supreme Court ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer that federal and state courts could not enforce restrictive covenants, which barred persons from owning or occupying property because of their race. ...

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Today in History: Los Angeles Begins Clean Up and Rebuilding After the Rodney King Riots

On this day in 2002, Slavery Purchased America's Freedom While the white Americans profit from slave trade, they actually benefited from the slave system to fund the war against England. Americans purchased their freedom with products grown by slaves and then traded to the French during the War of Independence. Before the war, agricultural products such as rice, indigo, and tobacco all produced by enslaved ...

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Today in History: Dr. Frederick D. Patterson Wrote an Open Letter to the Presidents of the Nation’s Private Black Colleges?

On this day in 1943, Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), wrote an open letter in the Pittsburgh Courier to the presidents of our nation’s private black colleges, urging them to "pool their small monies and make a united appeal to the national conscience. ...

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Today in History: S.H. Love Patents Improvement to Military Gun

On this day, in 1919, S H. Love, from Colt, Arkansas, served in Europe during WWI, where he always claimed he had passed on to a buddy the idea for a draw theater curtain, as opposed to one which dropped from the ceiling. However He developed an idea to improve military guns, for which he applied and was granted a patent on April 22nd 1919, Patent no. 1,301,143. ...

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