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Three important moments from history that took place on Dec. 28.

*In 1846 Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union.

*In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt states, “The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention.”

*In 1971 the U.S. Justice Department sues Mississippi officials for ignoring the voting ballots of blacks in that state.