Today in 1893, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of killing her parents in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Today in 1895, Caroline Willard Baldwin became the first woman to be awarded a PhD from an American University. She earned it in Science at Cornell University.
Today in 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in 34 deaths, more than 400 injured and 18-hundred arrests.
Today in 1967, Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion – the decision was later reversed by the Supreme Court.
Today in 1979, the “odd/even” gas rationing system began in the eastern states during the gas shortage.
Today in 1994,J. Simpson pled innocent in Los Angeles to the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Today in 2000, after a furious last-minute lobbying blitz by the Clinton administration, the Senate voted 57-to-42 to approve legislation making it easier for federal prosecutors to try hate crimes, attaching the measure to a defense authorization bill. However, the House stripped the hate crimes provision from the defense bill the following October.
Today in 2001, Andrea Yates was arrested in Texas for drowning her five children in a bathtub.
Today in 2013, LeBron James was named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year.
Today in 2017, Tiger Woods checked into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence.
Today in 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order ending family separation at the border for illegal immigrants.
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