New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT

Aug. 30, 1967

The Senate confirmed the appointmen­t of Thurgood Marshall as the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

ON THIS DATE

1905

Ty Cobb made his major-league debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlander­s.

1983

Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first Black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger.

1993

“The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS-TV.

2015

The White House announced that President Barack Obama would change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, bestowing the traditiona­l Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidenti­al visit to Alaska.

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