August 16, 2014 in History


Continued riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer have resulted in the announcement of a state of emergency and a curfew by Governor Jay Nixon

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1969 Woodstock rock festival begins in New York
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