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This Day in History – September 25

On September 25 in 1957, under escort from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in this city. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration

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This Day in History – September 24

On September 24 in 1964, this group presents President Lyndon B. Johnson with its report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which had occurred on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 23

On September 23 in 1969, the trial these antiwar activists charged with the responsibility for the violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention opens.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 20

On September 20 in 1519, this Portuguese navigator sets sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 19

On September 19 in 1881, this President, who had been in office just under four months, succumbs to wounds inflicted by an assassin 80 days earlier, on July 2.   - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 18

On September 18 in 1975 this newspaper heiress and wanted fugitive is captured in a San Francisco apartment and arrested for armed robbery.   - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 17

On September 17 in 1916, the German air ace Manfred von Richthofen - known to history by this name - shoots down his first enemy plane over the Western Front during World War I.    - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 16

On September 16 in 1620, this ship sails from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World with 102 passengers. The ship was headed for Virginia, where the colonists - half religious dissenters and half entrepreneurs - had been authorized to settle by the British crown

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This Day in History – September 13

On September 13 in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes this song. The poem, originally titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812

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This Day in History – September 12

On September 12 in 1953 Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries this woman, a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald, at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island. More than 750 guests attended the ceremony presided over by Boston Archbishop Richard Cushing and featuring Boston tenor Luigi Vena, who sang "Ave Maria

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