TO­DAY IN HISTORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 13, 1789

Ben­jamin Franklin wrote in a let­ter to a friend, Jean-Bap­tiste Leroy: “In this world noth­ing can be said to be cer­tain, ex­cept death and taxes.”

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1927

The Hol­land Tun­nel opened to the pub lic, pro­vid­ing ac­cess be­tween lower Man­hat­tan and New Jersey be­neath the Hud­son River.

1956

The U.S. Supreme Court up­held a lower court rul­ing that struck down laws call­ing for racial seg­re­ga­tion on pub­lic city and state buses.

1969

Speak­ing in Des Moines, Iowa, Vice Pres­i­dent Spiro T. Agnew ac­cused net­work television news de­part­ments of bias and dis­tor­tion, and urged view ers to lodge com­plaints.

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