Today In History
In 1886: At Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.
In 1942: The Battle of the Coral Sea began during World War II.
In 1961: A group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on buses and in bus terminals.
In 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.