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Caught in the Riptide

Caught in the Riptide

This week in history: Constantinople falls, and very modern implications take root.

Posted by × May 27, 2015 ×

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Not Trying to Cause a Big Sensation

Not Trying to Cause a Big Sensation

Fifty years ago this week: The Who’s “My Generation” drowns out the establishment.

Posted by × May 19, 2015 ×

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What Tomorrow Will Bring

What Tomorrow Will Bring

This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land.

Posted by × May 12, 2015 ×

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We Are Lost

We Are Lost

This week in history: torpedoes tear through the RMS Lusitania, forever changing modern warfare.

Posted by × May 6, 2015 ×

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Workers, From the Neck Up

Workers, From the Neck Up

This week in history: Henry Ford creates the forty-hour work week, forever changing the lives of laborers.

Posted by × April 28, 2015 ×

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When the Well’s Dry

When the Well’s Dry

45 years ago this week, Earth Day brought a rallying cry to a global crisis of responsibility and preservation.

Posted by × April 22, 2015 ×

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The National Calamity

The National Calamity

This week in history: Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theater ends badly, and a mourning country’s culture wars carry on.

Posted by × April 14, 2015 ×

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Bullying the Comets

Bullying the Comets

This week in history: Mark Twain takes the ride of a lifetime.

Posted by × April 6, 2015 ×

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A Sucked Orange

A Sucked Orange

This week in history: the United States purchases “Russian America”, better known today as Alaska.

Posted by × March 31, 2015 ×

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The Restart Button

The Restart Button

52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story – and backlash – didn’t end there.

Posted by × March 25, 2015 ×

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Allegiance to the In-Between

Allegiance to the In-Between

This week in history: MLK’s march from Selma begins, “under full if sometimes reluctant police and military protection.”

Posted by × March 18, 2015 ×

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The Man Who Invented Casual

The Man Who Invented Casual

This week in history: the first Gold Record is awarded, cementing vinyl as an object of our affection.

Posted by × March 10, 2015 ×

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The Sinews of Peace

The Sinews of Peace

This week in reading history: Winston Churchill coins “the Iron Curtain”, giving name to a globe-splitting cultural divide.

Posted by × March 3, 2015 ×

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Life’s Secret Found at Pub

Life’s Secret Found at Pub

This week in history: DNA is discovered over a pint or two.

Posted by × February 25, 2015 ×

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

This week in history: the Postal Act is passed, and American history starts coming with a stamp.

Posted by × February 18, 2015 ×