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Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington put himself through school and became a teacher after the Civil War. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee University. At his death, it had more than 100 buildings, 1,500 students, a 200-member faculty teaching 38 trades and professions.
In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.
On this day in 1994 - Rwandan Genocide begins with the assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira. The scale and brutality of the massacre caused shock worldwide, but no country intervened to forcefully stop the killings.