Tag: civil rights movement

June 11, 1963: the University of Alabama desegregated by executive order

Ruby Bridges: The child symbol of the civil rights movement

You should know all about Civil Rights trailblazer Ella Baker

April 13, 1964: Sidney Poitier becomes the first black man to win Best Actor

December 1st, 1955: Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up seat on bus

October 19, 1960: Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at Rich’s lunch counter in Atlanta

August 28, 1957: Strom Thurmond begins longest filibuster recorded to prevent The Civil Rights Act from passing

30 magical behind-the-scenes facts about ‘I Dream of Jeannie’

Skol! 1,100-year-old Viking beer hall unearthed in Scotland

US 09.14.19

September 14, 1814: “Star-Spangled Banner” penned

General 09.13.19

Sharon Tate’s best films to watch before ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

The Moai statues of Easter Island: Mystery solved?

The treasure and curse of the Oak Island mystery

General 09.11.19

The most boneheaded assassination attempts in recent history

Ada Lovelace: The first computer programmer

General 09.10.19

You won’t believe what these historical figures sounded like

The wild history of the Jersey Devil

General 09.09.19

Operation Paperclip and the rocket race

The epic tale of outlaw Johnny Ringo

General 09.08.19

Did the US stay in Vietnam unnecessarily long?

Technology 09.07.19

NASA to give away Apollo-era rocket to whoever can move it

US 09.06.19

Library of Congress to transcribe rare suffragist letters

General 09.05.19

An answer to the age-old question: “Boxers or briefs?”

Ancient 09.04.19

10 Remarkable Egyptian pharaohs

Dolly Parton: The life and legacy of country’s biggest star

General 09.03.19

The destruction of the USS Liberty

The great ‘Egg War’ of California

Guinness beer started Guinness World Records? Brilliant!

Ancient 09.02.19

5 Fascinating mythological creatures

General 09.01.19

The fundamental beliefs of the Church of Scientology

World 08.31.19

Holodomor: The devastating, Stalin-spun Ukrainian famine

World 08.30.19

The Crimean War: Unpacking history’s most poorly planned conflict

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