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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…
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Get the facts on six of history’s most preposterous conflicts.
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Get the details on five 20th-century cult leaders whose influence led to deadly consequences around the globe.
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