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  • FILE - In this photo combination, the Confederate battle flag is raised in front of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on July 1, 2000, left, and the same flag is taken down on July 10, 2015, right, ending its presence on the Capitol grounds. The flag’s removal seemed unthinkable before the June 17 massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church during a Bible study. Dylann Roof, a white man who was photographed with the Confederate flag, is charged in the shooting deaths, and authorities have called the killings a hate crime. (AP Photo/Paula Illingworth, left, John Bazemore, right)

    History Of The Confederate Flag In South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate flag has been removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, a move that many were uncertain would ever come.
    Here’s a look at the history of the flag’s presence in the state capital:
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    1938 […]

  • President Barack Obama steps from Marine One in Pasadena, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015, en route to tape a podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama Says U.S. Racism ‘Not Cured,’ Makes Point With Epithet

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is “still part of our DNA” in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. He uttered the N-word in making his […]

  • VIDEO: Glowing Balloons Will Trace Berlin Wall Route

    VIDEO: Glowing Balloons Will Trace Berlin Wall Route

    For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany plans to put up a wall of a different kind: 8,000 glowing balloons. WSJ’s Dipti Kapadia reports. Photo: Daniel Büche

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  • VIDEO: Four Things You Might Not Know About the Fourth

    VIDEO: Four Things You Might Not Know About the Fourth

    As you celebrate Independence Day at your family BBQ or friend’s party this year, WSJ’s Billy Higgins has these four facts that you might not know about the Fourth of July. (Photo: Videoblocks)

  • Today In History For October 3rd

    Today In History For October 3rd

    Oct. 3 – Highlights of this day in history: O.J. Simpson found not guilty of murder at his criminal trial; St. Francis of Assisi dies; Germany reunifies; Baseball’s ‘shot heard ’round the world’; ‘Captain Kangaroo’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ hit TV. 

  • Today in History for September 18th

    Today in History for September 18th

    Highlights of this day in history: Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post. (Sept. 18)
     

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  • Today in History for September 11th

    Today in History for September 11th

    Sights and sounds of this day in 2001, when America suffered the worst terrorist attack on its soil. (Sept. 11)

  • Today in History September 7

    Today in History September 7

    Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Blitz on Britain begins in World War II; Mobutu Sese Seko dies; Panama Canal Treaties signed; Rapper Tupac Shakur shot; ESPN debuts; Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated; Rock star Buddy Holly born. […]

  • Today in History for September 6th

    Today in History for September 6th

    Highlights of this day in history: President William McKinley shot in Buffalo, N.Y.; Funeral held for Britain’s Princess Diana; Mother Teresa mourned in India; Movie director Akira Kurosawa dies; Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame born. (Sept. 6)

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  • Today in History September 4

    Today in History September 4

    Highlights of this day in history: Crisis unfolds in Little Rock, Ark. over racial integration in schools; Ford rolls out its ill-fated Edsel; Attorney William Kunstler dies; Mark Spitz sets Olympic gold record; Singer Beyonce born. (Sept. 4)

  • Today In History For September 2nd

    Today In History For September 2nd

    Highlights of this day in history Japan signs surrender, officially ending World War II; Union forces occupy Atlanta during the Civil War; A great fire ravages medieval London; Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh dies; Wreckage of the Titanic found. Sept. 2

  • Today in History August 30th

    Today in History August 30th

    Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS. (Aug. 30)

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  • Today In History For August 29th

    Today In History For August 29th

    Today In History: Hurricane Katrina blows ashore in southeast Louisiana. (Aug. 29th)
     

  • Today In History August 28th

    Today In History August 28th

    Highlights of this day in history: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech; Clashes mar the 1968 Democratic National Convention; Emmett Till abducted and killed; Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana granted a divorce. (Aug. 28)

  • Today in History for August 26th

    Today in History for August 26th

    Highlights of this day in history: American women gain the right to vote, as the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment takes effect; Investigators pinpoint the cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies. (Aug. 26)

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  • Today In History August 25th

    Today In History August 25th

    Highlights of this day in history: Paris liberated during World War II; A first swim across the English Channel; Actor Sean Connery, composer Leonard Bernstein and musician Elvis Costello born; Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ released. (Aug. 25)

  • Today in History August 22

    Today in History August 22

    Highlights of this day in history: The last Jewish settlers leave the Gaza Strip; President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law; Black Panthers’ co-founder Huey Newton killed; Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury and singer Tori Amos born. (Aug. 22)

  • Today In History August 21st

    Today In History August 21st

    Highlights of this day in history: Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev fails; Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky murdered in Mexico; Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion; U.S. flag gets 50th star; Count Basie and singer Kenny Rogers born. (Aug. 21)

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  • Today in History for August 20th

    Today in History for August 20th

    Highlights of this day in history: U.S. cruise missiles hit Afghanistan and Sudan after American embassies bombed in Africa; The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia; NASA’s Voyager 2 launched; Singers Issac Hayes and Robert Plant born. (Aug. 20)

  • Today In History August 19th

    Today In History August 19th

    Highlights of this day in history: Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler’s powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies. (Aug. 19)

  • Today In History August 18th

    Today In History August 18th

    Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born. (Aug. 18)
     

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  • Today In History August 16th

    Today In History August 16th

    Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born. (Aug. 16)

  • Today in History August 15th

    Today in History August 15th

    Highlights of this day in history: Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Hollywood. (Aug. 15)

  • VIDEO: Today in History March 24

    VIDEO: Today in History March 24

    On this day in history: NATO launches U.S.-lead airstrikes against Yugoslavia; Exxon Valdez spill; Elvis Presley inducted into U.S. Army.

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