In 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond (D, SC) concluded his 24-hour-long filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. In 1991, the parliament of the Soviet Union suspended all Communist Party activities indefinitely. In 2005, Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans.
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In 1977, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock stole two bases to match, then break, Ty Cobb's record for career stolen bases, which had stood at 892 bases for 49 years.
Strom Thurmond's 1957 civil rights filibuster is still the longest one-man filibuster in history: it lasted 24 hours, 18 minutes and opened with Thurmond reading the voting laws of all 48 states.
"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom." – John Locke
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