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Saddam Hussein

12-13 In History: Saddam Hussein Is Captured

This day, December 13th in history. . In 2003 U.S. forces captured long-time dictator Saddam Hussein.

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King Edward and Mrs. Simpson on vacation

12-11 In History – King Edward Abdicates The Throne

December 11th in History: Great Britain’s King Edward stepped down from the throne so he could be with the woman he loved.

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10-03 Lincoln Proclaims Thanksgiving A National Celebration

Thanksgiving became a national holiday thanks in large part to Sarah Josepha Hale, author of “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” After the Battle At Gettysburg, Sarah Josepha Hale felt more compelled than ever to restore unity to the country. She wrote letters to Lincoln, In the end Sarah Josepha Hale won. President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday to be held the final Thursday in Novenber.

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Thurgood Marshall

10-02 Thurgood Marshall Becomes First Black Supreme Court Justice In The U.S.

On October 2, in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court Justice. Before serving on the Supreme Court, Marshall had made a reputation for himself as an advocate for racial equality. Of the many cases he argued before the Supreme Court, the most famous one was Brown Versus The Board Of Education In Topeka. In a landmark case that made racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Thurgood Marshall’s favor. As a Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall continued to fight for the more vulnerable people in America.

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