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Historical Facts: 1960-Present

The breathalyzer made its first appearance in Britain in 1967. Posted 7/01/2012

During a Gemini mission in 1965, some 115 years after it was written in a pub in Medford MA, Jingle Bells became the first song ever broadcast to earth from space. Posted 12/15/2016

On July 1, 1963, the U.S. Post Office introduced five-digit ZIP codes. Posted 7/01/2020

The soundtrack for West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, spent 54 weeks at Number One in the Billboard chart (that’s 17 weeks longer than Michael Jackson’s Thriller). Posted 4/01/2015

It wasn’t until 2016 that a widow in England could in her own right inherit her husband’s life insurance policy. Posted 3/15/2019

Interracial Marriage Wasn't Legal in Alabama Until 2000. Posted 2/01/2022

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