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Today In History

Sat., June 21, 1997

In 1788: The U.S. Constitution went into effect as the ninth state ratified it.

In 1964: Civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later.

In 1982: John Hinckley Jr. was found innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Reagan and three other men.

In 1989: The Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest is protected by the First Amendment.

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