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United States History


Redwod Forest

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The Redwood National Park is created in California to protect the Giant Redwoods.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

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1968 April 4th Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot and killed by James Earl Ray
The assassination led to a nationwide wave of race riots in Washington D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas City, and dozens of other cities

 

Apollo 8

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The launch of Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon.