On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.

OTD May 6 - Chinese Exclusion Act
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1882: President Chester A. Arthur signs the Chinese Exclusion Act into law. The act suspended Chinese immigration and was originally supposed to last 10 years. It wasn't repealed until Dec. 17, 1943.

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