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June 23rd: Christopher Latham Sholes and the Birth of the Typewriter

June 23, 2023
On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer, received a patent for an invention that would revolutionize the world of communication – the typewriter. Sholes, along with his colleagues Samuel Soule and Carlos Glidden, worked tirelessly to develop a machine that could put letters onto paper…

June 22nd: The G.I. Bill, A Catalyst for Postwar Prosperity, Is Signed

June 22, 2023
On June 22, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law one of the most transformative pieces of legislation in American history, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, more popularly known as the G.I. Bill. This groundbreaking legislation was designed to assist World War II veterans in their transition back to…

June 21st: Texas v. Johnson and the First Amendment

June 21, 2023
In the annals of American legal history, Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), holds a significant position as it elucidated the boundaries of symbolic speech under the First Amendment. This landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court emphasized the protection of free expression, even when such expression takes a…

June 20th: Lizzie Borden’s Infamous Acquittal

June 20, 2023
Lizzie Borden, born in 1860, is a figure shrouded in mystery and intrigue, primarily due to her association with the gruesome axe murders of her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892. This case garnered immense attention due to the brutality of…

June 19th: Juneteenth: Honoring Freedom and African American Heritage

June 16, 2023
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is an annual observance in the United States that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of slavery, marking a significant moment in American history. Juneteenth…
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