June 25, 2013 in History


A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority voting rights, is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight

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2006 Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
1997 Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million
1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
1942 General Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of U.S. forces in Europe
1929 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam
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