Browsing: March 22

A Brief History On March 22, 1872, the State of Illinois became the first state to enact a law requiring equal treatment of men and women in hiring.  The rest of the United States would not find this Gender Equality under the law until Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity provision that made it illegal to discriminate in employment hiring based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex.  Note: March is Women’s History Month. Digging Deeper Exactly 100 years after the ground breaking move by Illinois, the United States Congress sent the…

A Brief History On March 22, 1972, the US Supreme Court decided that unmarried Americans were allowed to have sex! Digging Deeper It is hard to imagine that so recently the commonly referred to as liberal state of Massachusetts had a law against distribution of contraceptives except by pharmacists or doctors and then only to married people! The Massachusetts law prohibiting “Crimes against Chastity” was on trial after a lecturer and advocate of population control through contraception purposely violated the law in order to mount the court challenge, known as Eisenstadt v. Baird. At issue was the right of unmarried…

A Brief History Today, we celebrate the sixth month anniversary since the founding of History and Headlines on September 22, 2013.  We now have over 200 articles on our site and so what better way to commemorate these milestones than by digging deeper into the bizarre and sordid history of the leader of a nuclear armed nation possessing more territory than any other country in the world? (Update, March 2020:  We are now 6 1/2 years old and have well over 2000 articles, as well as a YouTube channel.  We have also just added more information about Putin to this…

A Brief History On March 22, 1943, a battalion of military police fighting for Germany was attacked by Byelorussian partisans near the village of Khatyn. Digging Deeper The Nazi 118th Battalion was commanded by a German officer, but mostly manned by Ukrainians that hated the Soviet regime, criminals, and Soviet prisoners of war and deserters willing to oppose the Soviet Union. Suffering 4 men dead from the attack by partisans, including their commander, the enraged battalion went through the village of Khatyn and forced all the population into a barn. The Nazis, having committed similar atrocities throughout Belarus and other…