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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – May 18th

Adlai Stevenson assaulted in Dallas, October 24, 1963

Dallas is a city that does not trust outsiders or their political views—particularly those of liberal Yankees. Texas is definitely not Adlai Stevenson country, even though a big crowd is seated in the Memorial Auditorium for United Nations Day. But as the sixty-three-year-old Stevenson tries to speak, he is heckled and booed. One man races to the podium and spits in Stevenson’s face. As he tries to leave, more protestors block his path and jeer at him. One woman strikes him with her picket sign. The many negative reports President Kennedy is getting about Dallas are being confirmed.