1957: Many residents opposed a suggestion from Monroe Junior High PTA to turn a major portion of Aldrich Park into a playground for the school.1966: Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
1978: California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a primary ballot initiative calling for major cuts in property taxes.
1985: Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious ''Angel of Death'' of the Nazi Holocaust.
1990: Ferney sponsored a community-wide potluck supper. A live pig was given away.
Source: Dacotah Prairie Museum and The Associated Press