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1965: Los AngelesAn identity check by police on two black men in a car sparks the Watts riots, August 11-17, 1965, in Los Angeles, which leave 34 dead and tens of millions of dollars’ worth of damage.

1967: DetroitRace riots in Detroit, Michigan, July 23-27, 1967, kill 43 and leave more than 2,000 injured.

FILE – In this July 1967 file photo, a National Guardsman stands at a Detroit intersection during riots in the city.

1992: Los AngelesFrom April 30 to May 1, 1992, riots erupt in Los Angeles, with a toll of at least 59 dead and more than 2,300 injured.

2001: CincinnatiOn April 9, 2001, rioting erupts in Cincinnati, Ohio, after the killing of a 19-year-old black man, Timothy Thomas, by a white police officer.

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