NEXT ON CLBR: DIVIDE AND REVEAL

Next on CLBR: Divide and Reveal

Nigel Cameron discusses the Silicon Valley-DC Divide and David Mitnick discusses ICANN’s gTLD announcement.

Today in History

1774

Rhode Island becomes first colony to ban the importation of slaves.  Led in part by Moses Brown, who converted to Quakerism after his wife’s death and became the state’s leading abolition.  Brown also was behind Rhode Island’s passage of the Gradual Emancipation Act of March 1, 1784. According to this act, children born to slaves would not remain slaves and masters could manumit healthy slaves between the ages of 21 and 40 without assuming financial responsibility.  Moses Brown also helped to secure the passage of a statute in 1787 forbidding anyone to outfit slaving voyages in Rhode Island’s ports.  Congress would not ban the importation of slaves until the Slave Trade Act of 1794 that prohibited making, loading, outfitting, equipping, or dispatching of any ship to be used in the trade of slaves.  Brown is brother to Brown University founder  – John Brown – who was pro-slavery.  In fact, John Brown was the first American to be tried and convicted under the Slave Trae Act of 1794 and was forced to forfeit his ship Hope.

1966

Supreme Court establishes Miranda rule in reversing conviction in Miranda v. Arizona which today remains one of its most famous criminal rulings.

1967

President Johnson nominates Thurgood Marshall to be the nation’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

1970

The Long and Winding Road becomes the Beatles last number one song.

1973

New York Times begins publishing Pentagon Papers leaked by Daniel Ellsberg.  Ellsberg has compared his actions to that of Bradley Manning who leaked materials through Wiki-Leaks.

Birthdays

Ally Sheedy turns 50.

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