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5 Fun Facts About September 27 In District Of Columbia History

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1. In 1962, the first B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Torch of Liberty Award was presented to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The award recognized his efforts to promote justice and fight prejudice.

2. On September 27, 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 into law. The act made significant changes to the tax code, including increasing taxes on gasoline and reducing deductions for business expenses.

3. The Women's National Democratic Club began on September 27, 1922 in Washington, D.C. The club has been active in promoting the political and social issues important to women, including the right to vote, equal pay, and reproductive rights.

4. On September 27, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in which he spoke about the importance of nonviolence in the struggle for civil rights.

5. The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public on September 24, 2016. The museum showcases the contributions and experiences of African Americans throughout history and features a wide range of exhibits and interactive displays.
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