Plus: The Donner Party sets out for California, and a famous TV critique
John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the demise of slavery
A nation’s slow poisoning
Plus: Bob Hope entertains U.S. troops, and the Freedom Riders hit the road
Plus: fetal surgery and the end of a long Christian persecution
Johannes Gutenberg was a primary contributor to the Reformation’s cultural explosion
It’s hard to imagine Time magazine honoring the printing press inventor today
The first National League game, James Dobson’s birthday, and the Bay of Pigs.