The French government sold the entire Louisiana Territory, which included an area that now forms part of fifteen separate states, at less than 3 cents per acre.
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were driving their stolen Ford V8 when they were engulfed in a hail of more than 100 bullets.
Plessy v Ferguson effectively legalized racial segregation by permitting separate but supposedly equal facilities.
Running against Caleb S. Hunt, Menard secured approximately 64 percent of the vote, and on 3 November 1868 became the first African-American person to be elected to the United States Congress.
Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and backing singer Cassie Gaines were all killed in the crash.
The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III, banning settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.