April 20, 2013
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

April 21, 1836—Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas' independence.

April 20, 1871—The Civil Rights Act of 1871 (the Ku Klux Klan Act) becomes law.

You can read a transcript of remarks by Rep. Joseph H. Rainey (R-S.C.) during floor debate on the bill.

April 23, 2005 — The first video is uploaded to YouTube.com.

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April 20, 2013