June 11, 1963: A Decade in One Day

56 years ago today, June 11, 1963 was a monumental one in the American civil rights movement.  It is the type of day that entire novels are written about, as it personifies the triumph and the tragedy of the 1960’s. That morning, two African American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, arrived at the University […]

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Happy Birthday Vaccinations

On this date in 1796, one of the most important and under appreciated events in human history happened. Edward Jenner administered the first ever vaccination. He was an English Doctor and Scientist. He was bold, and liked to take chances with experiments. Smallpox had killed an estimated 300-500 million people in human history. People had […]

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Happy Birthday to the Jewish Refugee Who Gave Us the Songs Sung by Christians and Patriots.

Happy birthday to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful song writers in American history. He is the author of “White Christmas”, even though he was Jewish, and “God Bless America”, even though he was born in Russia. In 1888, Russia ramped up it’s “Pogroms” against Jews. In Russian, the word pogrom means “to wreak […]

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