TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1953

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unan­i­mously that res­tau­rants in the Dis­trict of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. ... Eight tor­na­does struck Michi­gan’s Lower Penin­sula, killing 126 peo­ple.

1968

Au­thor­i­ties an­nounced the cap­ture in London of James Earl Ray, the sus­pected as­sas­sin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1978

A jury in Clark County, Ne­vada, ruled the so-called “Mor­mon will,” pur­port­edly writ­ten by the late bil­lion­aire Howard Hughes, was a forgery.

1998

The Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion elected ac­tor Charl­ton He­ston to be its pres­i­dent.

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