Today in History

  • 09 April, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 1947, the Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride began through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws.

On this day in 1957, the Suez Canal in Egypt was cleared and opened to shipping.

On this day in 2003, Baghdad fell to American forces; Iraqis turned on symbols of their former leader Saddam Hussein, pulling down a grand statue of him and tearing it to pieces.

And on this day in Georgia in 2009, up to 60,000 people protested against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.


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