In 1852: Massachusetts passed the nation’s first school attendance law. All children between the ages of 8 and 14 were required to attend.
In 1896: The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of “separate but equal” racial segregation with its Plessy vs. Ferguson decision.
In 1980: Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.