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  • The single greatest legislative accomplishment in the second half of the twentieth century came on July 30, 1965, the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments that created Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Hyperbole is so often used when we discuss the impact that this President or that President had on America, but that just isn't the case for the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was catapulted into the Executive Office after the assassination of William McKinley in September of 1901.
  • July 30, 1965 is a day that will go down as one of America's greatest days. After a truly bipartisan vote in both the House of Representatives and the US Senate, an amendment to the Social Security Act setting up our nations first public health insurance program passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Fredrick Douglass is one of the greatest people in American history. Douglass started life as a slave and would eventually meet multiple presidents and even be the first African-American to be nominated for the Vice-Presidency (even though he didn't seek nor acknowledge the nomination). Douglass fought against the injustice of slavery for his entire life.

Historical People

Historical PersonLatest ContentContent Date
Samuel Adams03
Buzz Aldrin311Buzz Aldrin says the human race is ready for Mars.2015-08-31
Susan B Anthony17Susan B Anthony's Quest For Women's Suffrage2013-02-28
Benedict Arnold15Was Benedict Arnold's actions unexpected?2013-04-24
Alexander Graham Bell11A world without Alexander Graham Bell2013-02-11
Niels Bohr16The Hidden World Of A WWII Physicist2013-03-11
Napoleon Bonaparte11Napoleon's Endless Wars2013-03-16
Wright Brothers23New Photo Casts Doubt on Wright Brothers Claim to Fame2013-06-10
Charlie Chaplin01
Winston Churchill112The Man That Saved Britain2013-04-24
Lewis and Clark15First Edition Journal of Famed Lewis and Clark Expedition D...2013-09-05
Christopher Columbus1119The Real Christopher Columbus2014-01-21
Hernan Cortes12Cortes The Killer2013-03-07
Davy Crockett04
Marie Curie16Marie Curie should be a inspiration to all women2013-04-30
Charles Darwin492Genesis Creation vs. Darwin's Macroevolution Myth2014-07-01
Jefferson Davis416What If Jefferson Davis Had Won?2014-05-28
Emily Dickinson13Emily Dickinson's Struggle With Religion2013-06-20
Frederick Douglass15Frederick Douglass: Slave Turned Abolitionist2013-03-27
Amelia Earhart11Some new photos of Amelia Earhart's crossing of the Atl...2013-05-09
Thomas Edison387The Man Who Brought Light to the World2013-11-28
Albert Einstein119Albert Einstein Letters To Corliss Lamont To Sell At Auction2013-02-11
Historical World Explorers00
Founding Fathers4912What did Ben Franklin have to say about the Constituion ?2014-04-05
Benjamin Franklin196What did Ben Franklin have to say about the Constituion ?2014-04-05
Patrick Henry35secrecy2012-12-20
Thomas Jefferson235Real Democracy Is Coming to the U.S.A.2017-02-09
James Madison442What would "The Father of the Constitution" think of us now?2018-08-19
George Washington227Proclamation from our Nation's 1st President, "Thanksgiving"2015-12-02
William Faulkner13William Faulkner: Racist or Artist?2013-07-16
Ella Fitzgerald13The First Lady of Song2013-05-02
F. Scott Fitzgerald12"The Great Gatsby" And America's Aristocratic...2013-05-10
Sigmund Freud11Frued found religion to be obsolete2013-04-05
Galileo Galilei11The Trial of The Millennium2013-02-21
Vincent van Gogh23Van Gogh Painting Discovered Over 100 Years After His Death2013-09-11
Alexander Hamilton10Jeffersonian Democracy vs Hamiltonian "Meritocracy" (Revise...2013-08-07
Werner Heisenberg11Werner Heisenberg tried to reconcile religion and science2013-06-19
Ernest Hemingway16Ernest Hemingway: War Reporter2013-05-22
Adolf Hitler334The flag and its meaning2017-10-04
Jimmy Hoffa12FBI Digging for Jimmy Hoffa's Body in Detroit Suburb2013-06-18
J. Edgar Hoover05
Howard Hughes13Howard Hughes and His Secret CIA Mission2013-03-17
Aldous Huxley12The Father of Self-Transcendence2013-05-08
American Industrialists86The Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 19142015-04-20
Andrew Carnegie24Carnegie, capitalist, calls for Nanny !2013-07-03
Henry Ford12Henry Ford was no stranger to failure2012-11-19
J. P. Morgan11History channel focuses on American Industrialists like JP...2012-11-19
John D. Rockefeller31The Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 19142015-04-20
Cornelius Vanderbilt11Pioneer Industrialist Cornelius Vanderbuilt and John Rockef...2012-11-19
Robert F. Kennedy90Robert F. Kennedy: On the Mindless Menace of Violence, Apri...2016-04-07
Jack Kerouac13On the Road: A Masterpiece For the Anti-Establishment Youth2013-06-18
Martin Luther King1817MLK Day2018-01-15
Historical Military Leaders616Hail Caesar2013-06-27
Hannibal Barca11Hannibal: One of the greatest generals of all time?2013-06-17
Julius Caesar13Hail Caesar2013-06-27
William the Conqueror14The first Norman King of England2013-05-27
Alexander the Great12The single most influential person in human history2013-05-25
Attila the Hun15Scourge of the Eastern and Western Roman Empires2013-05-27
Genghis Khan11Roughly 1 in every 200 men are direct descendants of Genghi...2013-05-27
John Lennon01
Charles Lindbergh13Charles Lindbergh's Anti-Interventionist Speech2013-05-05
Joe McCarthy34The ghost of Joe McCarthy2016-12-02
Marilyn Monroe13The Actress Whose Celebrity Will Never Die2013-02-09
Isaac Newton11Isaac Newton is the most influential person in science.2013-06-17
George Orwell152Where are they!2017-07-21
Thomas Paine430Remembering Thomas Paine on his Birthday: O.S. Jan 29, 17362015-02-04
George S. Patton16Patton museum reopening next month in Fort Knox2013-05-07
Pablo Picasso13The Best Artist Of All Time?2013-04-12
Edgar Allan Poe10How Did Edgar Allan Poe Die?2013-02-11
Marco Polo12Marco Polo: Con Man?2013-02-26
U.S. Presidents396155those were the days2018-09-09
John Quincy Adams21Chester A. Arthur added the words "So help me God" when swo...2012-09-26
John Adams11How anyone seen the HBO series on John Adams?2012-01-31
Chester A. Arthur11Chester A. Arthur added the words "So help me God" when swo...2012-09-26
James Buchanan42James Buchanan, Our First Real Gay President2013-01-23
Martin Van Buren11My favorite quote of Martin Van Buren2012-06-16
Grover Cleveland11Grover Cleveland's Hurricanes vs Hurricane Sandy2012-10-27
Calvin Coolidge11The Real Cause of the Great Depression2012-11-21
Millard Fillmore11The Man Who Made the Civil War Inevitable2012-11-29
Gerald Ford14The President That Was Doomed to Fail2012-12-22
James A. Garfield11The 200 Day Presidency2012-12-06
Ulysses S. Grant101the KKK2015-04-22
Warren G. Harding10America's Most Corrupt President2012-12-23
Benjamin Harrison10The First Modern President2012-11-19
William Henry Harrison11The One Month President2012-12-03
Rutherford B. Hayes13The President That Ended Reconstruction2012-12-20
Herbert Hoover61those were the days2018-09-09
Andrew Jackson64Things to be undone in 20172015-05-14
Thomas Jefferson235Real Democracy Is Coming to the U.S.A.2017-02-09
Andrew Johnson20Frederick Douglass: Slave Turned Abolitionist2013-03-27
Lyndon B. Johnson39Is Obama in a similar position as LBJ when it comes to civi...2014-04-10
John F. Kennedy8218JFK Assassination: 50 Years Later2013-12-05
Abraham Lincoln2329Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of Thanksgiving2013-11-26
James Madison442What would "The Father of the Constitution" think of us now?2018-08-19
William McKinley110America's March Towards Imperialism2012-12-16
James Monroe25Modified Munroe Doctrine a Must2014-06-15
Richard Nixon448If Trump was Nixon?2018-02-24
Franklin Pierce10The Kansas-Nebraska Act And America's Sprint to a Civil...2012-11-11
James K. Polk1154-40 or Fight: The President That Doubled the Nation Again2012-11-16
Ronald Reagan5415six ways you didn't realize how Reagan ruined the country2016-09-27
Franklin D. Roosevelt6917Let's Put All Democrats in Jail2018-07-20
Theodore Roosevelt14The Rough Rider's Lasting Legacy2012-11-01
William Howard Taft11From President to Chief Justice2012-12-20
Zachary Taylor21The Man Who Made the Civil War Inevitable2012-11-29
Harry S. Truman17The Beginning of the Nuclear Age2013-01-10
John Tyler21His Accidency, John Tyler2012-12-23
George Washington227Proclamation from our Nation's 1st President, "Thanksgiving"2015-12-02
Woodrow Wilson63Happy One Hundredth Mother's Day!2014-05-11
Ayn Rand212It's a wonderful life2014-12-30
Paul Revere15The Inaccurate Legend of Paul Revere2013-04-16
Philosophers2945Mildly Machiavellian?2013-08-09
René Descartes18Was Descartes religious?2013-03-12
Niccolò Machiavelli35Mildly Machiavellian?2013-08-09
Friedrich Nietzsche06
Blaise Pascal234Does Pope Francis' New Announcement Turn Pascal's Wager on...2013-07-14
Greek Philosophers222Plato's ideal government2013-07-09
Socrates07
Plato18Plato's ideal government2013-07-09
Aristotle19One of the founders of Western Philosophy2013-04-14
Pocahontas12Pocahontas' Amazing Life2013-03-15
Bayard Rustin14The Man Who Made the First March on Washington a Reality2013-08-25
Carl Sagan46'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' Premiere w/ Neil deGrasse Tys...2014-03-09
Erwin Schrödinger15Schrödinger's cat2013-06-18
William Shakespeare21William Shakespeare: Food Hoarder2013-04-01
Adam Smith41Redistribution2012-09-21
Joseph Stalin80Trumps plan against America2018-01-17
John Steinbeck13John Steinbeck's Prophetic Letter From Vietnam2013-03-20
Mother Teresa15Who is the Real Mother Teresa?2013-03-04
Nikola Tesla15Nikola Tesla brought to life with TED Talk2013-02-11
Henry David Thoreau11Henry David Thoreau2012-12-15
Harriet Tubman79Things to be undone in 20172015-05-14
Alan Turing84100 years after Alan Turing's death2013-12-25
Mark Twain11Mark Twain: America's First Celebrity2013-03-05
Leonardo da Vinci142Da Vinci's lost treasure2014-01-07
Alan Watts20Alan Watts on Money, an MMT'er???2014-05-12
Malcolm X313How Should Malcolm X Be Remembered?2015-02-21