11 April 1968
On this date in 1968…
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.
- 1862 – Fort Pulaski, Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah River fell to federal troops.
- 1881 – Spelman College was founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary for black women.
- 1970 – The ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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