On This Day in American History…

September 12, 1958: U.S. Supreme Court Orders Little Rock High School to Integrate its Students

September 13, 1857: U.S General Winfield Scott Captures Mexico City in the Mexican-American War

September 14, 1891: The Empire-State Express, a Train From Buffalo to New York City, Completes its First Round-Trip

September 15, 1978: Boxer Mohammed Ali Beats Leon Spinks in 15 Rounds, Earning Heavyweight Boxing Title

September 16, 1983: Arnold Schwarzenneger Becomes a Citizen of the United States

September 17, 1940: F.D.R. Signs into Law the Selective Training & Service Act, the First Peacetime Military Draft

Facts courtesy of onthisday.com


A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, September 12th print edition.


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