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Today In History

Mon., Dec. 1, 1997, midnight

In 1824: The presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock developed among John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. (Adams ended up the winner.)

In 1917: Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1955: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man aboard a Montgomery, Ala., city bus. Her arrest sparked a year-long bus boycott by blacks.

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