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The Equal Educational Opportunities Act takes effect

The Equal Educational Opportunities Act takes effect on August 21, 1974. The new law addressed civil rights issues in education, barring states from discriminating against students based on gender, race, color, or nationality and requiring public schools to provide for students who do not speak English.
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Life in the Trenches

Trenches and life within those trenches have become an enduring topic from World War One. Throughout the war millions of soldiers experienced and endured the horrors of trench warfare. Some wrote down for posterity what these experiences were and as time has moved on from World War One more and more of these written documents - frequently in the form of a diary - have come to light.
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Virginia

The first settlers in Virginia were Spanish Jesuits, who established a mission in 1570. The House of Burgesses, the first representative legislature in America, was formed in 1619.Local government in Virginia often depended on politics in England. James I revoked the colony& 39;s charter in 1624 and placed it under royal rule.
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Douglas SBD Dauntless

Douglas SBD DauntlessThe Douglas SBD Dauntless was the main US Navy dive bomber during the crucial years of the Second World War. It played a crucial part in the battle of Midway, accounting for four Japanese fleet carriers in a single day.The SBD was a development of the Northrop BT-1, a dive bomber that had entered service in 1938.
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