This Week in History

May 13, 1981

Pope John Paul II is shot twice by Turkish convict Mehmet Ali Agca while passing through Rome’s St. Peter’s Square.

May 16, 1929

The first Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood at a dinner party for roughly 250 people.

May 17, 1954

Racial segregation is deemed unconstitutional in a Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.


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