Posted in History Human Interest

Picasso and his Meteoric Talent

On this day in 1901, upstart Pablo Picasso commands the first of countless showings of his work on Paris’ famous Rue Lafitte, a street known…

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Posted in History Human Interest Social Issues Women's Issues

Title IX

On this day in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, is…

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The Second Red Scare

On this day in 1950, the pamphlet-style screed Red Channels is released, purporting to name 151 actors, writers, musicians, broadcast journalists, and others in the…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Human Interest

The Rosenbergs and the Bomb

On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed by electrocution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for sharing U.S. atomic warfare secrets…

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The Magna Carta and its Influence in Law Today

Fresh in from the irony department after a lively news week, on this very day in 1215, King John of England grants a charter of…

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AA: New Hope for Many

On this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. With other original members, Wilson and…

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