TODAY IN HISTORY
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept renounced 58years later by Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, California.
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.
The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57people dead or missing.