1. This Day in History: In 1957, U.S. Army troops stood guard as black students were admitted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the first time.

2. Oktoberfest, a tradition in Hankinson, North Dakota, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. There’s a full day of events ranging from the craft fair to the 8:30 p.m. fireworks display.

3. A thought-provoking poll is offered every week in our opinion section. To learn more, turn to page A4.

4. Today’s Birthdays include journalist Barbara Walters (1929-); Oscar winner Michael Douglas (1944-); “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill (1951-); “Superman” star Christopher Reeve (1952-2004); singer-actor Will Smith (1968-); Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969-) and singer-actor Donald Glover (1983-).

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