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Thurgood Marshall and the end of Separate but Equal

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the…

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Posted in Health History

LBJ and Medicare

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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Posted in History Science

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

On this day in 1969, 50 years ago this evening at 22:56 PM EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, standing nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks…

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Posted in History Politics

The Brokered 1960 DNC Convention

On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating among others fellow…

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Posted in Civil Rights History

Civil Rights is Still a Struggle

A half-century later, race-based politics ushered in a man committed to inequality, kleptocracy, self-dealing and ignorance. Notwithstanding, in 2020, the quaint notions of liberty, equality, decency and humanity may still reemerge in a 243-year-old nation which so often insists on behaving like an adolescent.

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Posted in Foreign Policy History Politics

Peace With Honor?

Adding to the dark Nixon legacy, recent revelations have shown intentional sabotaging of Johnson’s efforts to end the war during the 1968 political campaign.

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