|Year|| Event |
|1863|| At least 120 killed and $2-million in property damage during draft riots in New York City. Lasted for 4 days. |
|1888|| Congress created the Department of Labor. |
|1933|| The Home Owners' Refinancing Act created the Home Owners' Loan Corporation to refinance home mortgages. |
|1952|| US Air Force war plane, RB-29, with crew of 12 (no survivors or remains recovered) while spying on the USSR was apparently shot down either over the Sea of Japan or near the Kamchatka Peninsula of the USSR. |
|1966|| The Supreme Court issued its landmark 'Miranda versus Arizona' decision. A summary. |
|1971|| The “Pentagon Papers” excerpted in the New York Times beginning this date give details of U.S. involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II to 1968. After the third installment of the series appeared in The Times, the Nixon Administration won a restraining order from a judge: the first prior restraint against newspaper publication ever granted to the federal government. |
|1973|| President Nixon (R) orders a freeze on all retail food prices since purchases of food stuffs by the Soviet Union has caused some inflation. |
|1996|| The 81-day-old Freemen standoff ended as 16 remaining members of the anti-government group surrendered to the FBI and left their Montana ranch. |
|1996|| The Supreme Court, in BUSH, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, et al. v. VERA et al., placed greater limits on congressional districts intentionally drawn to get more minorities elected to Congress. |
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