Fifty years ago this week: The Who’s “My Generation” drowns out the establishment.
This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land.
This week in history: torpedoes tear through the RMS Lusitania, forever changing modern warfare.
This week in history: Henry Ford creates the forty-hour work week, forever changing the lives of laborers.
45 years ago this week, Earth Day brought a rallying cry to a global crisis of responsibility and preservation.
This week in history: Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theater ends badly, and a mourning country’s culture wars carry on.
This week in history: the United States purchases “Russian America”, better known today as Alaska.
52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story – and backlash – didn’t end there.
This week in history: MLK’s march from Selma begins, “under full if sometimes reluctant police and military protection.”
This week in history: the first Gold Record is awarded, cementing vinyl as an object of our affection.
This week in reading history: Winston Churchill coins “the Iron Curtain”, giving name to a globe-splitting cultural divide.
This week in history: the Postal Act is passed, and American history starts coming with a stamp.