This Day in History

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June 28, 1969: Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots occurred when police arrived at the Stonewall Inn to arrest any individuals found to be cross-dressing. This was a milestone in a long history of LGBTQ+ activism.
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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.
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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."
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