Tag Archives: Strom Thurmond

July 26, 1917

On July 26, 1917, the 22-year old J. Edgar Hoover was hired by the US Department of Justice, the forerunner of the FBI. It should be noted that Hoover did not sleep his way to the top position in the … Continue reading

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February 4, 1972

On February 4, 1972, racist Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina sent a memo to John Mitchell, the Attorney General of the United States that demanded that musician John Lennon be deported. Why? Because the anti-Nixon movement was in full … Continue reading

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August 29, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He was … Continue reading

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