May 3, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History

 
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In 1937: Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Gone with the Wind.”

In 1948: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.

In 1971: Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in Washington aimed at shutting down the nation’s capital.

In 1979: Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister.

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