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Opening the Berlin Wall

On this day in 1989, East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. Within hours celebrating Germans, nicknamed Mauerspechte…

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

On this day in 1962, at 7:00 pm EDT, Pres. John F. Kennedy, on the job for 21 months, delivers a nationwide televised address on…

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Sputnik and the Space Race

On this day in 1957, the USSR rockets into the modern “Space Age” with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. The spacecraft,…

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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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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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