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Mount St. Helens Erupts May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens in Washington State erupts, killing 57 people. The magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered a massive collapse of the north face of the mountain, creating the largest-known debris avalanche in recorded history. The pyroclastic flow flattened vegetation and buildings over 230 square miles.

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On This Day…

May 17, 1954: In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl…

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On This Day…

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk May 16, 1983 First TV broadcast of Michael Jackson‘s signature move, the Moonwalk. Michael Jackson performed the dance move during the song Billie Jean for the TV show Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, which had been taped before a live audience March 25, 1983.

This Weekend In History…

This Weekend In History…

Pope John Paul II Shot May 13, 1981 Escaped Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Ağca shoots Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican City. The Pope was struck four times. Ağca was apprehended and later sentenced to life in prison. But the Pope forgave Ağca and he was pardoned by Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi…

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