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on this day 5/18 1896 – The U.S. Supreme court upheld the “separate but equal” policy in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. The ruling was overturned 58 years later with Brown vs. Board of Education.
1302 – The weaver Peter de Coningk led a massacre of the Flemish oligarchs. 1642 – Montreal, Canada, was founded. 1643 – Queen Anne, the widow of Louis XIII, was granted sole and …