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1968

Protests and riots rock the Democratic National Convention in Chicago

On this day in 1968, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters battled police in the streets, while the Democratic Party fell apart over an internal disagreement concerning its stance on Vietnam. Over the course of 24 hours, the predominant American line of thought on the Cold War with the Soviet Union was shattered. Since the end of World War... Read more >

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1994

Sunday trading begins in England and Wales

Now I Can Stop Shopping Solely At The Petrol Station! (Though I Won’t)Fans of commerce and blasphemy, rejoice! Today was the day, in 1994, that shops in England and Wales threw open their heavily fortified doors and allowed Sunday trading to commence for the first time. Though nobody really noticed that much difference as lots of shops had already been breaking the old law for years. That sai... Read more >