The NFL And AFL Announce Merger Plans On This Date In 1966

Today in 1951, SCOTUS ruled that "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speechand can be a cause for arrest.

Today in 1953, the Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse service to African Americans.

Today in 1966, the National and American Football Leagues announced plans to merge. Two conferences of 13 teams each were formed ... and the rest is NFL history.

Today in 1968, the body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Today in 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

Today in 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that women who were paid less than men could sue their employers, even if the jobs were not exactly identical.

Today in 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious groups could sometimes meet on school property after hour.

Today in 1995, Mickey Mantle received a liver transplant at a Dallas hospital; however, the baseball great died two months later.

Today in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending America's three-year partnership with Russia.

Today in 2017, ex-FBI chief James Comey testified to a US Senate committee that President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple."

Today in 2020, former astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to reach deepest point of the ocean – courtesy of the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench. And PS? She was formerly the first American woman to spacewalk.

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