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Medicare and the Struggle for National Healthcare

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…

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CREEP and the Impeachment of Nixon

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approves the first of three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice, abuse of…

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Desegregating the Military from FDR to Truman

On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. military. Covering as it did an…

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Bob Dylan – Newport and the New Generation of Music

On this day in 1965, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan rocks the world of folk music when he performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island…

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Burning Down the House

“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. When I see the images coming out of cities like Minneapolis, Louisville,…

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The Pill

On this day in 1960, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), colloquially known as…

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