Today in Southern History: Bus Segregation Ended

13 November 1956 

On this date in 1956…

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws requiring racial segregation on public buses.

Other Years:

  • 1977 – The comic strip “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.
  • 1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC. 
  • 1995 – Greg Maddox of the Atlanta Braves became the first major league pitcher to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards.
  • 1998 – Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton. 

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