Today in History: On September 30, 1965, a riot broke out at the University of Mississippi due to their effort to try and desegregate the school. James Meredith was to register at the university after Governor Barnett made a deal with the Attorney General, Robert Kennedy. Hundreds of KKK members, along with others, tried to block Meredith from attending class. 30,000 federal troops used tear gas to control the crowd that threw Molotov cocktails, bottles, and bricks at the troops. Finally, the mob retreated, and Meredith attended class. Two were killed in the riots, while hundreds were injured.