Little Rock School Crisis Begins in the US (1957)On this day in 1957, Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus ordered the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock. This act defied the US Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which called for the racial desegregation of public schools. President Eisenhower responded by sending federal troops to Arkansas to enforce integration and protect the students. What motivated Faubus to call out the National Guard? More...
François-René de Chateaubriand (1768)Chateaubriand was a French political leader, diplomat, and writer who was a founder of Romanticism. His famous works include The Genius of Christianity and Atala, which is based on his encounters with North American Indians. Exiled during the Reign of Terror, Chateaubriand returned to political life during Napoleon's reign, before withdrawing after the Revolution of 1830. What was the highest-ranking office he held in government? More...
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