Friday, June 30, 2006

This Day in Boomer History

1914- Gandhi's first civil disobedience arrest, advocating Indian rights in South Africa.

1946-Operation Crossroads, first postwar U.S. atom bomb test, begins in South Pacific.

1948- Southpaw Bob Feller pitches a no-hitter.

1951- NAACP begins attack on segregation and racial discrimination

1960- Congo becomes independent from Belguim

1962- Rwanda and Burundi become independent.
Southpaw Sandy Koufax pitches no-hitter.

1966- Beatles begin tour of Japan.

1971- Ohio becomes 38th state to ratify 26th amendment, thus lowering
U.S. voting age to 18.

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