TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Nov. 13, 1977

The satir­i­cal comic strip “Li’l Ab­ner” by Al Capp ap­peared in news­pa­pers for the last time.

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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.”

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 view­ers to lodge com­plaints.

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