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Wiping Out Polio

On this day in 1954, the first round of Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin first at the Franklin…

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Emotional Challenges?

On this day in 1946, Arthur Chevrolet, an auto racer and the brother of Chevrolet auto namesake Louis Chevrolet, commits suicide in Slidell, Louisiana; he…

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The Holy Land and the Crusades

On this day in 1095, Pope Urban II calls for the First Crusade to the Holy Land at the Council of Clermont. It had started…

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FDR-Using Government to Build and Protect

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. Flanked by ranking members of Congress, the 32nd President…

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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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Why “Medicare For All” Is So Popular

There’s a famous joke some economists use to describe the difference between a recession and a depression. “A recession is when your neighbor’s out of…

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