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150th Anniversary Issue
Richard Kreitner edits
s archives blog, “Back Issues.”
Yesterday 10:51 am
July 5, 1996: Dolly the Sheep Is Born, the First Mammal Produced by Cloning
"Do we really want to manufacture animals on the assembly line and look on them not as live organisms but as relatively cheap factories that can yield profitable products?"
Yesterday 10:50 am
July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence Is Published
"We celebrate, in short, not simply the national independence, or the return of peace, but the close of the agitation about slavery, and the extinction of slavery itself."
Yesterday 10:48 am
July 3, 1860: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Is Born
“Every country must sooner or later confront the same alternatives: crowd and starve, fight and die, or limit the population.”
Racism and Discrimination
Yesterday 7:00 am
July 2, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act
"The legislation will provide a framework of achievable goals within which agitation, demonstrations and picketing will tend to take place."
July 1, 2015
July 1, 1867: Canada Is Created
"The dominion of Canada is formally in existence, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who infest the provinces, if of nobody else."
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June 30, 2015
June 30, 1936: Margaret Mitchell’s ‘Gone with the Wind’ Is Published
"Margaret Mitchell gives us our Civil War through Southern eyes exclusively, and no tolerant philosophy illumines the crimes of the invaders."
June 29, 2015
June 29, 2003: Katharine Hepburn Dies
"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."
June 28, 2015
June 28, 1914: Gavrilo Princip Assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Sparking World War I
"Governments cannot yield to terrorism."
US Wars and Military Action
June 27, 2015
June 27, 1950: President Truman Sends US Forces to Korea
"The immediate task of suppling military aid falls on us, and there is no question that it will be discharged."
June 26, 2015
June 26, 1945: The United Nations Charter Is Signed in San Francisco
"What the people of the world profoundly desire is something which will not mirror their conflicts but resolve them, which will dispel their fears and satisfy their hopes."