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The Mysterious Death of TV Personality and Courageous Journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, who Was Investigating the JFK Assassination

The Mysterious Death of TV Personality and Courageous Journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, who Was Investigating the JFK Assassination

Dorothy Kilgallen was one of the most powerful voices in America. She had a role on the popular TV show, “What’s My Line,” and she was a journalist and author who wrote an insightful gossip column. She especially loved covering high profile murder trials. In fact, she singlehandedly caused Sam Shepard’s murder conviction to be overturned by the US Supreme Court. More important, she was excellent ...
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Johnson Signs Medicare into Law

Johnson Signs Medicare into Law

The name "Medicare" was originally given to a program providing medical care for families of individuals serving in the military as part of the Dependents' Medical Care Act, which was passed in 1956. President Dwight D. Eisenhower held the first White House Conference on Aging in January 1961, in which creating a health care program for social security beneficiaries was proposed. In July 1965, under the ...
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Life Magazine's “Drama of Life Before Birth” was Published

Life Magazine’s “Drama of Life Before Birth” was Published

The editors of Life magazine documented life in the womb in a 1965 cover story featuring a vivid and unforgettable photo display. “Drama of Life Before Birth” was published eight years before the justices struggled with the concept of life’s beginnings. The non-profit Liberty Counsel, which regularly defends the life of the unborn in court, pointed out the feature was “an unprecedented photographic feat for the 1960s” that ...
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Paul Harvey's Gives his Popular Speech "If I Were the Devil..." on ABC Radio

Paul Harvey’s Gives his Popular Speech “If I Were the Devil…” on ABC Radio

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on  April 3, 1965: If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I ...
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Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became Famous after Performing the World’s First Walk in Space

Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov, a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, writer and artist became the first human to conduct extravehicular activity (EVA), exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk ...
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