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The Lee Resolution, Gandhi and Priscilla Presley

On June 7th in:


1965, the Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples;


1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits;


1776, Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress.  The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence; 


1892, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience; and in


1862, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade. 

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;


1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;


1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;


2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;


1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;


1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in


1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.


Gandhi; Hitler

On today's date in 1969,The Beatles' last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of London's Apple Records, is broken up by police.


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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

The collectiion: Books

The Collector - Nora Roberts

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic...

Kids cook

Sushi for beginners

Introduce your kids to the art of sushi rolling with these easy sandwiches. The tortilla does double duty as a rolling mat and a tasty wrapperWhat you...

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Suits - Season 3

Power is shifting and lines are crossed in the gripping third season of Suits. Following the firm’s merger with a prestigious British business, loyalties...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Twin Forks - Twin Forks

Each track has its own feel and rhythm. Really unique sound. Very nice blend of rhythm with some incredible guitar playing. It's easy to get lost into...

Science fair

The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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