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Chicago race riot begins
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Over a two-week period, gangs of unruly whites and mobs of outraged blacks clash with one another in sporadic fighting across Chicago's South Side. On the fourth day of rioting, the state militia is deployed to restore order, but the fighting continues. In the end, the violence claims the lives of 38 Chicagoans: 23 blacks, 15 whites. Additionally, over 500 are injured.

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