Richard Nixon, in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade and as recorded by himself on the Nixon tapes in 1973, said “I admit, there are times when abortions are necessary, I know that.” and gave as his example a pregnancy from:
“a black and a white”
—Richard Nixon, 1973
Chad Varah, a British priest, was the creator of the world’s first crisis hotline (the Samaritans, in 1953).
He created the hotline after assisting at a funeral at his first church service:
[…] for a fourteen-year-old girl who had taken her own life because she had begun to menstruate and …
Up until the late 19th or early 20th century, young boys in the western
world generally wore gowns or dresses until an age that varied between 2
When a young boy would first wear a pair of pants, a ceremony was often held.
It was known as breeching …
Embalming became more common in the United States during the Civil War, as a service
provided by a new profession of “embalmers” who could assist in body
retrieval given that fallen soldiers were far away from their relatives.
After the war, the embalmers continued offering their services as a
The legality of slavery of prisoners is literally codified in the
abolishing slavery, which states:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as
a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly
convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place
subject to their …