The Tomb of the Unknowns – Today In Southern History

30 May 1958  

On this date in 1958…

Unidentified American soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflict were buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Other Years:

  • 1848 – Mexico ratified the treaty giving the U.S. ownership of New Mexico, California, parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado in return for $15 million.
  • 1854 – The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise and set off the Kansas-Missouri border war.
  • 1934 – The U.S. Congress established the Everglades National Park in Florida.
  • 1965 – Vivian Malone became the first black student to graduate from the University of Alabama.

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