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On this day: May 6

Published On: May 06 2013 12:08:47 AM CDT   Updated On: May 06 2013 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 - Civil Rights Act
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1960: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960. The law established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote. It was designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated South, by which blacks had been effectively disfranchised since the late 19th and start of the 20th century.

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