On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt issued Executive
Order No. 9066, authorizing the wartime
internment of Japanese Americans. Learn more about the internment
of Japanese Americans from Vernillia Randall at
the University of Dayton School of Law and read the first chapter of
to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft
Resisters of World War II, by Eric Muller of the
University of North Carolina Law School.
On February 19, 1861, Czar Alexander II promulgated
the Emancipation Manifesto, which abolished the serfdom in Russia
after over two hundred years of the practice. Read the