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Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.


Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.


Today in history: It’s German-American Day

Originally known as"German Day," the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883.


Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.


Today in history: Meet the Blind Month

Blindness is not the characteristic that defines people or their future.


Today in history: Ethel Rosenberg born, commemoration in Los Angeles

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.


Today in history: Reagan advances “Star Wars” in space

People living in every kind of social system viewed Reagan's "Star Wars" strategy as a barbaric escalation and provocation.


"Forward Through Ferguson": Report uncovers roots of racial inequality

The Ferguson Commission released its long-awaited report titled "Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality."


Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.


Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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