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The Laser Becomes a Reality

On March 22, 1960, a pair of brothers-in-law turned fantasy into reality when they patented the laser. But it was an uphill climb from there because they weren’t the only ones working with this cutting-edge technology, and so a 30-year patent battle began.

Pledge of Allegiance

Thirty-one unifying words — On October 12, 1892, Francis Belamy’s “The Pledge of Allegiance” ... more

Hippies Change a Generation

The 1960s brought us the hippies—a younger generation who rebelled against their parents, community ... 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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