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The Birth of a Movement

"The Haymarket really polarizes constituencies in Chicago and it pits native born businessmen against immigrant workers and makes everybody deeply suspicious." Professor Ann Durkin Keating recalls the Haymarket Riot that took place on this day in 1886, of which we still feel the effects today.

Retrospectacle: Surfing

Surfing moved from subculture to popular culture in the 1950s. Gone were boards made from redwood, ... more

Music Meets the MP3

The m-peg one audio layer three, got its official name of .mp3 on July 14, 1995. It became the ... more

Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years

The days of prohibition came to an end on March 22, 1933 when President Roosevelt signed the ... more
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