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On This Day: Social Security Act Signed Into Law


President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act on
August 14, 1935. Press photographers snapped pictures as FDR (above)
flanked by ranking members of Congress, signed into law the historic act,
which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. FDR
commended Congress for what he considered to be a “patriotic” act.


Roosevelt had taken the helm of the country in 1932 in the midst of the
Great Depression, the nation’s worst economic crisis. The Social Security
Act (SSA) was in keeping with his other “New Deal” programs, including
the establishment of the Works Progress Administration and the
Civilian Conservation Corps, which attempted to hoist America out of the Great
Depression by
putting Americans back to work.


Social Security History

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Soul 2 Spill: Perry Mason Vs. Ironside

Television's New Frontier: The 1960s: Perry Mason (1961)
Raymond William Stacy Burr
(May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993)

Perry Mason
is a
legal drama series that originally aired on CBS – TV
from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. It starred Raymond Burr as
Perry Mason, Barbara Hale as secretary Della Street, William Hopper
as private dective Paul Drake, William Talman as district attorney
Hamilton Burger, and Ray Collins as police Lt. Tragg.

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Filming of the last episode (#271) of Perry Mason, "The Case of the
Final Fade-Out" (May, 22, 1966).

Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner made his sole appearance
as an actor, playing the judge presiding at the second trial. It was
Gail Patrick Jackson’s idea to give Gardner and other behind-the-
scenes members of the production crew a chance to appear in
uncredited cameos.  

Perry Mason
Erle Stanley Gardner
(July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970)

That's Pulp! | Perry Mason novels: #49 and #50

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Miranda Rights: What Is a Miranda Warning and Does It Apply to DUI ...

On June 13, 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda
v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised
of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot a
fford one, one will be appointed to you,” has been heard so many times in television and film dramas that it has become almost cliché.

The roots of the Miranda decision go back to March 2, 1963, when an 18-year-
old Phoenix woman told police that she had been abducted, driven to the
desert and raped. Detectives questioning her story gave her a polygraph test,
but the results were inconclusive. However, tracking the license plate number
of a car that resembled that of her attacker’s brought police to Ernesto Miranda,
a laborer who had a prior record as a peeping tom. Although the victim did not identify Miranda in a line-up, he was brought into police custody and

What happened next is disputed, but officers left the interrogation with a confession that Miranda later recanted, unaware that he didn’t have to say
anything at all.

Ernesto Miranda - Wikipedia
Ernesto Arturo Miranda
(March 9, 1941 – January 31, 1976)

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The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon" on this day in 1852 and quickly became the symbol of the
United States. The editorial cartoon, “Raising the Wind; or, Both
Sides of the Story,” was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew (below). It
was used in criticizing U.S. policies on shipping.


Frank Henry Temple Bellew
(April 18, 1828 – June 29, 1888)


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The Dunblane school massacre took place at Dunblane Primary School (above) near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, on 13 March 1996, when Thomas Hamilton shot 16 children and one teacher dead before killing himself. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in British history

Public debate about the killings centered on gun control laws, including public petitions calling for a ban on private ownership of handguns and an official
inquiry, which produced the 1996
Cullen Reports. In response to this debate,
two new Firearms Acts were passed, which outlawed private ownership of
most handguns in
Great Britain.

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Thomas Watt Hamilton  (May 10, 1952 – March 13, 1996)

A memorial at the Dunblane primary school in Scotland, where a 43-
year-old former shopkeeper with four handguns stormed the school

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The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers" on
this day in 1971. The articles were a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam.

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On this day in 1967, Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall (left) was
nominated by
President Lyndon B. Johnson (right) to become the
first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1966 . The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before
being questioned by police.

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China’s Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence on this day in 1900.

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The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first
spacecraft to leave the solar system on this day in 1983. It was
launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet
Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman
(May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)

Benny Goodman was a jazz clarinetist and bandleader
known as the "King of Swing”. He led some of the most
“popular musical groups in the mid-1930s. These bands
launched the careers of many major  jazz artists. Despite

increasing health problems, he continued to play until his
death from a
heart attack in New York City in 1986, at the
age of 77,

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