Only two confirmed photos exist of Robert Johnson, the guitar pioneer who was born by the Mississippi Delta and died young and was said to have sold his soul, rambling somewhere along a Southern road, to the Devil. Johnson recorded about one song for each year he lived (that is, not very many); he died […]
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May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse telegraphs “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?” from the U.S. Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore
Morse’s message inaugurated the world’s first commercial telegraph line, which ran roughly forty miles between Washington, D.C. and a northern terminus at the Mount Clare railroad station in Baltimore, Maryland. That distance was miniscule, a mere half-step up along the Chesapeake, compared to the thousands and thousands of miles of electrical wires that would very […]
May 30, 1941: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas, members of the Greek Resistance, climb the Acropolis of Athens and tear down the swastika.
Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas were both nineteen years old when Wehrmacht soldiers marched south on Macedonia in April 1941. Three weeks later, when German tanks rolled into Athens and took the city and the country, the pair hatched a stunt, involving secret tunnels and torches, in defiance of the impending occupation. Greek troops […]
June 5, 1981: The CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report identifies strange cases of pneumonia in gay men in Los Angeles, later recognized as the first report of the AIDS crisis.
First there were five: Each of the men were in their late twenties to thirties, three of them “previously healthy,” and each had come down with what the CDC said was Pneumocystis pneumonia, caused by Pneumocystis carinii. This was odd. “You only got Pneumocystis when something had kicked the bottom out of your natural immunities,” […]