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A study in contrasts: OTD, September 30th

In 1889, Wyoming voters endorsed women’s right to vote. In 1962, two men died in Mississippi during mob violence protesting desegregation.

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Sometimes, the quotation is real

Grant warned that a second civil war would be “between patriotism and intelligence on one side, and superstition, ambition, and ignorance on the other.”

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Ted Williams, one of the best hitters in baseball

In 1941, his batting average was a record .406. In his last at-bat in 1960, he homered. In-between, he served in two wars.