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The first issue of The Black Panther, official news organ of the Black Panther Party, was published on 25 April 1967. Black Panthers patrolled the American black ghettos to protect their fellows from... [Item of the Day]
President Reagan's "Urgent Fury" operation, when 5000 American marines landed on Grenada, a Caribbean island of 340 square kilometres, took place on 25 October 1983. The invasion was intended to... [Item of the Day]
On September 18, 1970 Jimi Hendrix dies after an overdosis of pills. The year before this picture was shot in New York by the artist Ira Cohen. Cohen had developed a so called Mylar Chamber, in which... [Item of the Day]
A world-wide clemency appeal was launched after the American communists Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were sentenced to death on the accusation of espionage for the Soviet Union. In some communist... [Item of the Day]
The Republican Convention on 23 August 1972 chose President Richard Nixon as presidential candidate. Nixon thereupon campaigned against the candidate of the Democrats, George McGovern. The main... [Item of the Day]
John Humphrey Knowles, whom many people were pleased to hear died April 13, 1886, had preached and practised Free Love. In 1848 Knowles established the Oneida Community near New York. Here, according... [Item of the Day]
The American revolutionary magazine The Masses, dubbed "frank, arrogant and impertinent" by its most famous contributor John Reed in 1911, wanted to "do as it pleases and conciliate nobody". During... [Item of the Day]
In 1970, within a short period of time, two International Earth Days were launched. Both days were initiated by US civilians dedicated to the environment and care of our planet. Even today March 21... [Item of the Day]
On 11 November 1887 the prison in Illinois was preparing for the execution of Parsons, Spies, Fischer, and Engel, the Haymarket anarchists. The Haymarket Affair started in May 1886 when a mass... [Item of the Day]
Reverend Martin Luther King's struggle for equal rights for black Americans accelerated in 1963. He became world famous with his speech on 28 August 1963 in Washington DC. At the Lincoln Memorial he... [Item of the Day]