Nicole BrownSimpson; Ron Goldman assassinated 28 years ago today

Today in 1787, the United States passed the law stating that a senator must be at least 30 years old.

Today, in 1899, the new Richmond tornado in west-central Wisconsin – the eighth deadliest tornado in US history, killed 117 people and injured more than 100 more.

Today in 1917, the Secret Service began to extend the protection of the president to his family.

Today, in 1935, Louisiana Senator Huey Long launched a one-man filibuster, speaking continuously for 15 1/2 hours in what was then the longest Senate speech to date. Your theme? An amendment to the National Recovery Act (he argued it was a gift to big business).

Today, in 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame was opened in Cooperstown, New York. The first members were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson.

Today, in 1942, Anne Frank is believed to have received her diary as a birthday present.

Today in 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. His murder and the resulting trials inspired civil rights protests; his life and these events inspired numerous works of art, music and film. As a veteran, Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Murdered by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Council of White Citizens, all-white juries failed to reach a verdict in the first two trials in the 1960s. Fast-forward to 1994 and the conviction came in a new state judgment based on new evidence. Sentenced to life in prison, he died in prison in 2001 at the age of 80.

Today in 1967, the Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s 1924 law that prohibited interracial marriages in Loving v. Virginia. The ruling affected similar laws today in 15 other states.

Today in 1971, the presidential daughter Tricia Nixon married Edward Cox in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Today, in 1978, David Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life for each of the six “Son of Sam” murders that had terrified New Yorkers.

Today in 1978, the deliberations of the United States House were broadcast by radio for the first time. The debate covered a resolution condemning the Ugandan government for alleged human rights violations, legislation to allocate money to the Department of Transport, and a bill to increase funding for the Bureau of Toxic Substances.

Today, in 1979, for the first time in humans, 26-year-old cyclist Bryan Allen flew the pedal-powered Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel.

Today in 1981, Tom Snyder interviewed Charles Manson on “The Tomorrow Show”.

Today in 1982, over 750 thousand anti-nuclear protesters gathered in Central Park NYC at the “Nuclear Freeze” rally.

Today, in 1987, President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbechev to tear down the Berlin Wall in one of his most famous Cold War speeches.

Today, in 1989, Jerry Falwell announced the dissolution of “the Moral Majority.”

Today in 1991, the Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.

Today in 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside their home in Los Angeles. OJ Simpson was later acquitted of the murders, but was found liable in a civil suit.

Today in 1996, in Philadelphia, a panel of federal judges blocked a law against Internet indecency. The panel said the Communications Decency Act of 1996 would infringe on the free speech rights of adults.

Today, in 1997, interleague play in baseball began, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

Today in 2000, in a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court said that patients cannot use a federal law to sue HMOs for giving doctors a financial incentive to lower treatment costs.

Today, in 2008, in a stinging rebuke to President George W. Bush’s counterterrorism policies, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that foreigners detained for years in Cuba’s Guantánamo Bay had the right to appeal to US civilian courts to challenge his indefinite imprisonment. no fees

Today, in 2009, the complete switch from analog to digital TV broadcasting in the United States was made.

Today in 2016, a gunman claiming to be loyal to ISIS opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Killing 49 and wounding 53, this marked the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

Today in 2016 at the 70th Tony Awards: “Hamilton” won 11 awards after a record 16 nominations. When creator Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted the award for best score, he gave his incredible “Love Is Love” speech in honor of those killed and injured in Orlando.

Today in 2018, the Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump took place. Because of the time zones, it was the 12th there…and the 11th

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