“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” is published

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” is published

On October 29, 1965, nine months after its subject’s assassination, The Autobiography of Malcolm X is first published. The non-traditional autobiography of a singular figure in Black history, the book tells the story and establishes some of the core elements of the legacy of the …read more


1969 – “Chicago Eight” defendant Bobby Seale gagged during his trial

Following several outbursts, the judge orders “Chicago Eight” the defendant, Bobby Seale, is gagged and chained to his chair during his trial. Mr Seale and his seven fellow defendants (David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Thomas Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Lee Weiner, and John Froines) had …read more

Killer smog claims elderly victims

Killer smog hovered over Donora, Pennsylvania, on October 29, 1948. Over a five-day period, the smog killed about 20 people and made thousands more seriously ill. Donora was a town of 14,000 people on the Monongahela River in a valley surrounded by hills. The town was …read more

In the aftermath, air pollution finally became a matter of public concern; the incident led to the passage of 1955 Clean Air Act. The Donora Zinc Works shuttered operations in 1957.

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October 29, 2022


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October 28, 2019

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November 13, 2009