Medicare has been in the news lately for turning 50 years old! President Johnson signed Public Law 89-97 on July 30, 1965, creating Medicare. The new law provided access to basic health care benefits available to all citizens 65 or older, regardless of income.
I'm a big fan of flags. Sometimes I think we should all have our own flag.
Flags have been in the news lately and I've found myself looking at various state flags and paying attention to them. One thing I noticed was how few I could actually pick out or identify on my own. The Western History/Genealogy department also wrote a great blog post about the history of the Colorado state flag.
I'd like to say that I tend to keep a car until it dies, but that would be a lie. Both cars I've had in my adult life have been hit and deemed total losses. Both were about 2 years old when I got them. Both were paid off when hit. So I'm forced to look for another car.
A few weeks ago, our 2002 Honda was hit and deemed a total loss. I turned to what I know best - the resources at the library. And I asked a lot of people a lot of questions.
Ebola virus is making headlines everywhere these days and for good reason. Out of curiosity, I thought it might be interesting to look at the reporting on Ebola over time in something like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It turns out, Ebola has been making headlines and reported on in both since the 1970s.
Take the following quiz and see how much you already know!
The New York Times, Dec. 1, 1976
The Ebola virus was previously referred to as: