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May 4

J. W. Smith, inventor, patented the Lawn Sprinkler on this date in 1897. Patent # 581,785.

CORE began "Freedom Rides" on this date in 1961. The rides were designed to test the South's compliance to the Interstate Commerce Commission's order of desegregation.

Charles Gordone won the "Pulitzer Prize" for his play, No Place to be Somebody, on this date in 1970.

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