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Dag Hammarskjöld: 1961 Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash

“The Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash occurred on 18 September 1961 in Northern Rhodesia. The crash resulted in the deaths of all people onboard including Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 15 others. Hammarskjöld had been … Continue reading

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White Horse Tavern

1961 “The White Horse Tavern, located in New York City‘s borough of Manhattan at Hudson Street and 11th Street, is known for its 1950s and 1960s Bohemian culture. It is one of the few major gathering-places for writers and artists … Continue reading

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World’s Most Famous Replica of NYC Gets a New Shine

The Panorama of the City of New York “On long-term view at the Queens Museum, the Panorama of the City of New York was once the highlight of the World’s Fair in 1964. The miniature replica of New York City … Continue reading

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A Skin Too Few – The Days of Nick Drake

“Singer-songwriter Nick Drake’s body of work – three proper recorded albums, several previously unreleased tracks, and sketches of songs recorded before his death – is relatively small. And while there are lots of photos, there’s no filmed footage of him … Continue reading

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Roz Payne

“Roz Payne was born in Patterson, New Jersey, and grew up in a political household. Her mom, Edith Berkman, was of Jewish and Polish descent and a Communist labor organizer. She was arrested during the Lawrence, Massachusetts, textile strike in … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs Walk

“Who was Jane Jacobs? Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of … Continue reading

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At Columbia, Revisiting the Revolutionary Students of 1968

Strikers on the ledge of Mathematics Hall, one of five buildings at Columbia University that students took over in April 1968. “The campus of Columbia University is dotted with monuments to illustrious alumni and high-minded ideals. But on a sunny … Continue reading

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