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1960s

Birth Control Is Legalized In The U.S.A. In 1960

May 14, 2021

The contraceptive pill first became available in 1960. It uses synthetic female hormones to control fertility and became commercially viable. (SSPL/Getty Images) The mo...

Bay Of Pigs: An Attempt To Overthrow A Government Finan...

April 17, 2021

Counterattack by Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces supported by T-34 tanks near Playa Giron during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 19, 1961. (Rumlin/Wikimedia Co...

Who Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.?

April 13, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking before crowd of 25,000 Selma To Montgomery, Alabama civil rights marchers, in front of Montgomery, Alabama state capital building. On March 2...

When Winston Churchill Retired: And The Queen Broke Pro...

April 5, 2021

Winston Churchill beams down upon Princess Anne as she waited with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Waterloo Station to welcome home the Queen Mother fr...

Jane Goodall: The Famous Anthropologist/Primatologist’s...

April 3, 2021

British primatologist Jane Goodall visits a chimpanzee rescue center in Entebbe, Uganda. (SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images) Renowned primatologist Jane Goo...

The Children Of God Cult (The Family International): Pe...

December 1, 2020

(Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty) The Children of God, a religious cult led by the charismatic and persuasive David Berg, attracted the atte...

The Outer Space Treaty Of 1967: The International Commu...

October 10, 2020

From the moment that man started venturing into space, it became clear that we needed rules to govern the vast reaches beyond the Earth. The Outer Space Trea...

Birmingham Church Bombing: The 16th Street Baptist Chur...

September 14, 2020

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was destroyed by members of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. This ...

Things You Didn't Know About The March On Washington (1...

August 28, 2020

(Center for Jewish History, NYC/Wikimedia Commons) If there's one thing that everyone knows about the March on Washington, it's that it was the site of Dr. Ma...

1965: Voting Rights Act Is Signed By Lyndon B. Johnson

August 6, 2020

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson hands a pen to Civil Rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. during the signing of the Voting Rights Act as officials look o...

Marilyn Monroe's Death: Conspiracy Theories And What Al...

August 5, 2020

By the time of Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962, she was one of the most sought-after and successful actresses of the era, but success didn't equal happiness f...

Medgar Evers Assassination: Civil Rights Leader Murdere...

June 30, 2020

You may not know his name off the top of your head, but Civil Rights activist and leader Medgar Evers is an important figure in the world of politics. Throug...

Mississippi Burning Murders: The KKK And Local Sheriff ...

June 21, 2020

Missing persons poster created by the FBI in 1964, signed by Director J. Edgar Hoover. (Federal Bureau of Investigation/Wikimedia Commons) On June 21, 1964, t...

Che Guevara: The Revolutionary Activist With A Long, Mi...

June 14, 2020

Most Americans know Che Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary, from the image that's been emblazoned on millions of t-shirts and posters on dorm room walls, b...

The History Of Miranda Rights: How The Supreme Court Pa...

June 13, 2020

If you're a fan of TV crime dramas, you probably have the Miranda Rights memorized. Anytime a suspect is taken into custody, the arresting officer(s) must in...

Freedom Riders: The Men And Women Who Fought Segregatio...

May 4, 2020

In 1961, a group of brave people decided to catch a bus. Their actions didn't require courage (just) because of the germs and filth that cover every surface ...

Whisky A Go Go: The Whisky Opened Today In 1964

January 16, 2020

Standing proud on the Sunset Strip is one of the most renowned rock clubs in history, the Whisky a Go Go. Opened in 1964, the club has played host to some of music's most im...

1963: This Man Knocked Down A Wall Of His Home And Reve...

August 31, 2019

Turkey. Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground City. Source: (Photo by: Claudio Beduschi/AGF/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Imagine doing some home remod...