TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

May 18, 1953,

Jac­que­line Cochran, 47, be­came the first woman to break the sound bar­rier as she pi­loted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Cal­i­for­nia.

ALSO ON THIS DATE

1642

The Cana­dian city of Mon­treal was founded by French colonists.

1652

Rhode Is­land be­came the first Amer­i­can colony to pass a law abol­ish­ing African slav­ery; how­ever, the law was ap­par­ently never en­forced.

1781

Peru­vian rev­o­lu­tion­ary Tu­pac Amaru II, 43, was forced to wit­ness the ex­e­cu­tion of his rel­a­tives by the Span­ish in the main plaza of Cuzco be­fore be­ing be­headed.

1896

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Fer­gu­son, en­dorsed “sep­a­rate but equal” racial seg­re­ga­tion, a con­cept re­nounced 58 years later by Brown v. Board of Ed­u­ca­tion of Topeka.

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