January 31, 1747: The First Venereal Disease Clinic Opens, or How Columbus Brought VD to Europe!

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A Brief History On January 31, 1747, the London Lock Hospital opened, the first clinic specifically for the treatment of venereal diseases! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find many diseases today that are identified as “venereal” or sexually transmitted by a variety of bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Back in the days when science had not yet...
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January 30, 1703: 47 Ronin Get Revenge!

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A Brief History On January 30, 1703, 47 Japanese samurai avenged the forced suicide of their feudal lord. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find the Japanese code of Bushido, an Eastern code of honor similar to the old European code of chivalry. Samurai who became leaderless were called Ronin (a role made memorable by Robert DiNiro in...
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January 29, 1967: The Ultimate High: Mantra-Rock Dance

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A Brief History On January 29, 1967 the “hippie” counterculture scene melded with Hare Krishna at the Mantra-Rock Dance in San Francisco, later referred to as “the ultimate high.” Digging Deeper Digging Deeper, we find San Francisco about to give birth to the Summer of Love where the drug-using, free-loving, bead-wearing, mantra-chanting, status quo-rejecting, long-haired...
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