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May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020: Richard Cromwell ResignsMay 25, 2020
On this day in 1659, Lord Richard Cromwell resigned from the Protectorate of England, ushering in a new era of unrest.
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020: Freedom Riders ArrestedMay 24, 2020
On this day in 1961, a group of civil rights activists rode a bus into Jackson, Mississippi. Despite federal protections, all riders were jailed, labeled “criminals” for entering a bus stop.
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020: Auto Lite StrikeMay 23, 2020
On this day in 1934, a five-day standoff began. Thirteen-hundred Ohio National Guard troops faced down six-thousand striking auto workers and unemployed civilians in Toledo, Ohio.
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020: Clinton’s Secret ServiceMay 22, 2020
On this day in 1998, Federal Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ruled that President Bill Clinton’s Secret Service would have to testify about the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.
May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020: Leopold & LoebMay 21, 2020
On this day in 1924, wealthy University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in cold blood.
May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020: Church Street BombingMay 20, 2020
On this day in 1983, a bomb went off in the South African city of Pretoria, killing 19 people and wounding over a hundred more. As the dust settled, it was clear that the attack was politically motivated, and carried out by the paramilitary wing of the African National Congress.
May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020: Brian Reader ArrestedMay 19, 2020
On this day in 2015, notorious thief Brian Reader was arrested in connection with one of the largest burglaries in English history.
May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020: Operation CasablancaMay 18, 2020
On this day in 1998, the United States Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury announced the arrests of over 20 Mexican bankers—all of them connected to drug cartel money laundering.
May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020: Tent Girl FoundMay 17, 2020
On this day in 1968, the decaying body of an unidentified young woman was found off Route 25 in backwoods Kentucky. She was dubbed “Tent Girl” by the media, thanks to the fabric her body was wrapped in.
May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020: Sedition Act SignedMay 16, 2020
On this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Sedition Act of 1918, making it illegal for United States citizens to publicly criticize the government or country’s involvement in World War I.