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This Day in History for June 7 – Graceland Opens and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case (More info)

1899 – Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a Kansas saloon (More info)

1966 – Ronald Reagan becomes governor of California (More info)

1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public (More info)

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