This Day in History

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Feb. 8, 1968: Orangeburg Massacre

Two years before the Kent State murders, 28 students were injured and three were killed in Orangeburg, SC — most shot in the back by the state police while involved in a peaceful protest.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity
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Aguinaldo and army 1900

Feb. 4, 1899: War of Philippine Independence

When the U.S. refused to recognize the Philippine's independence, Philippine Republic president Emilio Aguinaldo declared war on the U.S.
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Jan. 28, 1917: The Bath Riots

A protest of the toxic chemical "baths" required for all workers coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, led by 17-year-old Carmelita Torres.
Themes: Immigration, Latino, Women's History
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