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The Summer of Love

On June 18th, 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival reached its successful climactic day with memorable performances by Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Who, The…

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Magna Carta, Magnum Opus

Fresh off a happy American Invasion of England this past weekend, June 15th, 1215, Old King John granted a charter of liberties under threat of…

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Slaying Dragons

On June 9th, 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) was firmly rebuffed and eventually finished by courtly U.S. Army general counsel Joseph Welch on national television,…

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The Fall of Others From Like State of Bliss: Peace, and Paradise, Lost Now Forever . . . .

On this day in 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) is fatally wounded by a gun shot to the head following his victory in the…

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Operation Dynamo and the Miracle That Was Dunkirk

On June 4th, 1940, Operation Dynamo, universally known as the Miracle at Dunkirk, came to an official close; nearly a quarter-million Allied troops were saved…

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Live From the Mouth of the South: Ted Turner and the Birth of Cable News

On June 1st, 1980, upstart media mogul Ted Turner launches CNN, the world’s first 24-hour news network; journalism, politics, circadian rhythms and planet earth would…

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