Today in history, Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state in 1861.
Today in history, Violette Neatley Anderson (see picture below) becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1926.
Today in history, The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1929.
Today in history, Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid in 1950.
Today in history, Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces in 1991.