history fact – March 2, 2017

Today is Thursday, March 2, the 61st day of 2017. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History took place 150 years ago:

On March 2, 1867, Howard University, a historically black school of higher learning in Washington, D.C., was founded as it received a congressional charter. Congress passed, over President Andrew Johnson’s veto, the first of four Reconstruction Acts, providing for “the more efficient Government of the Rebel States” by dividing the South into five military-run districts.

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