In 1950 a massive storm begins to blanket the eastern U.S. with snow, killing 383. In 1952 George Meany takes the chairmanship of the American Federation of Labor. In 1955 the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation on interstate bus and rail travel. And in 1957, with his health declining, U.S. President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke.
Born on this date - industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835), temperance leader Carry Nation (1846), baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (1914), actor Ricardo Montalban (1920), golf champion Art Wall Jr. (1923) and actress Kathryn Grant Crosby (1933).
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