In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved Washington’s anniversary commemorations, Memorial Day and Veterans Day to Monday, creating three-day holiday weekends from 1971.
In 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke (BAH’-kee), a white man who argued that he had been the victim of reverse racial discrimination.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton became the first executive director in US history to create a personal legal defense fund and ask the Americans to contribute to it.
In 2000, seven months after being thrown adrift in the Strait of Florida, Elian Gonzalez was sent back to his homeland, Cuba.
In 2013, tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi gathered in Cairo, and the two sides clashed in the second city of Alexandria, Egypt, where two people – including an American – been killed and dozens injured.
Ten years ago: The FBI has announced the arrest of 10 agents suspected of deep coverage, including Anna Chapman, the chic 28-year-old girl of a Russian diplomat. (The 10 were then returned to Russia for an exchange.)