1657 Asser Levy and Jacob Barimson were granted full citizenship.
1889 Adolf Hitler was born.
1976 The Supreme Court ruled that federal courts could order low-cost housing for minorities in white urban suburbs.
History is filled with ironies, and a few events that occurred on this day prove my point. In 1657, Asser Levy and Jacob Barimson were granted full citizenship in the city of New Amsterdam, which was later renamed New York. This nation was first settled by those seeking religious freedom, though with each new group of immigrants, the battle was renewed. And on this day, settlers of Judaic origin won their contest. Coincidentally,
On this same day in 1889, freedom’s most notorious enemy, Adolf Hitler, was born in Branau, Austria. Fascism’s rise and fall taught us that we must protect freedoms in the same way the U. S. Supreme Court did in 1976. They ruled that federal courts could order low-cost housing for minorities in white urban suburbs to ease racial segregation on this day.