In 1965, Muhammed Ali KOs Sonny Liston to become the heavyweight boxing champion.
In 1964, the Supreme Court in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County struck down a Virginia order to close all schools to avoid desegregation pursuant to a plan known as “massive resistance” and led by Harry Byrd.
In 1943, whites attacked black workers at a shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, because they had been upgraded in the shipbuilding trades under wartime regulations requiring maximization of war effort.
In 1862, General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, with 16,000 troops, chased a Union Army force of 6,500 from the Winchester area, marking the First Battle of Winchester.
In 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington of Virginia..
In 1784, Jews were expelled from Warsaw.
In 1241, Jews in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, suffered a program [Judenschlachte], despite the fact that they had enjoyed protection of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II.