Today In History

1783: Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.

1917: Congress passed, over President Wilson’s veto, a law severely curtailing the immigration of Asians.

1962: French President Charles De Gaulle called for Algeria’s independence.

1994: White separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, Miss., of the 1993 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

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