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Benjamin Spock: Raising the World’s Children

Pediatrician (and Connecticut native) Benjamin Spock revolutionized childcare in the 20th century before becoming a leading figure in the anti-war movement of the 60s and 70s.


1954 ad for Pioneer Parachutes

Parachutist Snagged in Midair – Today in History: September 13

On September 13, 1966, Charles (Chuck) Alexander became the first…


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Homer D. Babbidge, Leader in Education

May 18, 2021 • Education, Mansfield, Vietnam War

Homer Daniels Babbidge, Jr., made his mark as president of the University of Connecticut from 1962 through 1972 and transformed the once-quiet university into a national leader in higher education.


Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Vietnam Veterans Against the War – Today in History: April 19

On April 19, 1971, Vietnam veterans groups from Hartford, New…


Vietnam Protests in Connecticut

Opposition to the war in Vietnam manifested itself in Connecticut in many of the same ways it did across the country. The most extensive protests occurred in 1969 and 1970.


Civil Rights picket, US Courthouse, Hartford

“U.S. Troops in Viet Nam, but none in Selma” – Today in History: March 9

On March 9, 1965, protesters held an all-night vigil in…


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