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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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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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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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A Bridge for Sale

On May 24th, 1883, the The New York and Brooklyn Bridge was opened for cart, carriage and pedestrian traffic. Thousands of people attended the opening…

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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

On May 13the, 1846, Congress declared war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic…

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