This Day in History

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June 22, 1944: GI Bill Signed

President Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (USA), known as the GI Bill, to provide financial aid to veterans returning from WW II. White supremacy prevented equal access to those benefits.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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June 15, 1955: Protest of Nuclear Attack Drills

When the Civil Defense Administration attempted to hold a drill simulating a nuclear attack, 27 activists in New York refused to take cover. They handed out pamphlets reading: "We will not obey this order to pretend, to evacuate, to hide... We refuse to cooperate."
Themes: Environment, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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June 13, 1866: 14th Amendment Passed

The 14th Amendment to the constitution was passed, granting citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States."
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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June 12, 1967: Loving Day

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mildred and Richard Loving in the historic Loving v. Virginia case.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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