Politics

Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The president's walk across the bridge with cannon accompaniement from forts and ships ... Read more...

Thanks from Vice President Nixon (1961)

Somehow, I never knew about this letter my grandmother received from then-Vice President Richard Nixon until she was gone. Why was Tricky Dick corresponding with my kin the day before he left office? Apparently... Read more...

Remembering the Watts Riots (1965)

Fifty years ago, when white California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus pulled over 21-year-old African-American Marquette Frye on the evening of August 11, 1965 for reckless driving, little did bo... Read more...

A view on birth control from 1915

Letter to the Editor: Child birth control Letter from Allen Steven, published on June 02, 1915 in The Day Book (Chicago, Illinois) We are long since rid of Salem witchcraft and the persecutions as shown in ... Read more...

The first Earth Day (1970)

( EDITOR'S NOTE: April 22 across the nation has been designated Earth Day, the culmination of demonstrations and teach-ins protesting the deteriorating state of the country's environment. Although Earth Day... Read more...

The bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

60 Percent of Jap City Blasted By Atom Bomb, Reports Show Tokyo Broadcasts Admit All Living Things Seared To Death by New Weapon Results of Explosion Described: Gen Spaatz Warns Enemy of New Raids if Re... Read more...

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