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Harry Truman and Universal Health Care

When Harry Truman Pushed for Universal Health Care

When Harry S. Truman enlisted in the army in World War I, he was struck by the number of men deemed unfit for service due to poor health. “He felt it was a reflection of inadequate health care for parts of the population,” says Randy Sowell, an archivist at the Harry S. Truman ...read more

The Battle of Midway

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Battle of Midway

In May 1942, things were going Japan’s way. Since their surprise attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor the previous December, the Japanese had struck Allied targets across the Pacific and Far East, seizing Burma (Myanmar), the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) and the Philippines, as ...read more