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This Week in History (9/23 – 9/29)

Hunter Hoskins, Staff Writer

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September 23rd: On this day in 1806, Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis, Missouri. 1846, the eighth planet Neptune was discovered. In 1875, Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry. In 1944, FDR defended his dog. In 1994, Shawshank Redemption debuted.

September 24th: On this day in 1789, the Supreme Court was established. In 1948, the Honda Motor Company was created.

September 25th: On this day in 1789, the Bill of Rights passed through Congress. In 1957, nine black students entered all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1959, Eisenhower and Khrushchev meet for talks. In 2005, the IRA officially disarmed.

September 26th: On this day in 1820, Daniel Boone died. In 1945, the first American died in Vietnam. In 1957, Bernstein’s “West Side Story” premiered.  In 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates was shown on television between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

September 27th: On this day in 1779, the Continental Congress appointed John Adams to travel to France as minister in charge of negotiating peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. In 1938, Franklin Roosevelt appealed to Hitler for peace.

September 28th: On this day in 48 B.C., Pompey the Great was assassinated. In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England.

September 29th: On this day in 1939, the Nazis and Communists divided Poland. In 1941, the Babi Yar Massacre began. In 1988, the first American woman climbed Mt. Everest.

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