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Today in history: Aug. 6
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Today in history: Aug. 6

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme Court, and more event…

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President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January …

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