This Week in History

September 25, 1957

Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

September 30, 1955

While driving his Porsche 550 Spyder (nicknamed Little Bastard), movie star James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on a California highway.

October 1, 1890

An act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees.

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