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On this day: May 14

Published On: May 13 2013 05:39:32 PM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

English colonists settle in America, the Lewis and Clark Expedition starts a historic journey, Israel becomes an independent state, Frank Sinatra dies, and "Seinfeld" comes to an end, all on this day.

OTD May 14 - Freedom Riders
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

1961: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Ala., and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob. A second bus was also attacked in Anniston when it arrived the following day and again by a mob of Ku Klux Klan members in Birmingham, Ala.

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