In 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond (D, SC) ended his record-setting filibuster intended to prevent voting on the Civil Rights Act. In 1991, the parliament of the Soviet Union suspended all Communist Party activities indefinitely. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, causing the failure of the city's levees and the deaths of more than 1,800 people.
John Locke (1632-1704), philosopher; Ingrid Bergman (1915-82), actress; Charlie Parker (1920-55), musician; Richard Attenborough (1923-2014), filmmaker; William Friedkin (1935- ), filmmaker; John McCain (1936- ), U.S. senator; Elliott Gould (1938- ), actor; Temple Grandin (1946- ), biologist/activist; Michael Jackson (1958-2009), singer; Roy Oswalt (1977- ), baseball player; Lea Michele (1986- ), actress; Lucas Cruikshank (1993- ), actor/YouTube personality; Liam Payne (1993- ), singer
In 1977, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock stole two bases to match, then break, Ty Cobb's record for career stolen bases, which had stood at 892 bases for 49 years.
Strom Thurmond's 1957 civil rights filibuster is still the longest one-man filibuster in history: it lasted 24 hours, 18 minutes and opened with Thurmond reading the voting laws of all 48 states.
"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom." – John Locke
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