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On This Day In 1965

Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

On This Day In 1944 

1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)

On This Day In 1903

US President Theodore Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black

Today's Fun Facts

Animal Fun Fact

Humpback whale songs spread like "cultural ripples from one population to another."

Music Fun Fact

Music, along with painting, poetry, literature and architecture was an Olympic event from 1912 until 1948.

Video Game Fun Fact

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong, is not allowed to bike to work because his safety is too important to Nintendo.

History Fun Fact

The first face to appear on the $1 currency was Salmon P. Chase. The first $1 bill was issued during the Civil War in 1862. Chase was the Secretary of Treasury at that time and was also the designer of the country's first bank notes.