The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT

Sept. 30, 1962

James Meredith, a Black student, was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississipp­i, where he enrolled for classes the next day; Meredith’s presence sparked rioting that claimed two lives.

ON THIS DATE

1947

The World Series was broadcast on television for the first time; the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-3 in Game 1.

1954

The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was commission­ed by the U.S. Navy.

2014

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed in a patient who had recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas.

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