- 1857Dred-full decisionThe Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that slaves were not citizens.
The Alamo fell to Mexican forces.
Clarence Birdseye started to sell prepackaged frozen food for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The former British colonies of Togoland and the Gold Coast united to form independent Ghana.
Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.
Queen Elizabeth II launched the first royal website.
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