Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster on Her Ties to Reagan Assassination Attempt


“I feel very young…” Watch Jodie Foster’s press conference on April 2, 1981 following John Hinckley’s assasination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.  Hinckley, who began stalking Foster at Yale University shortly after she appeared in the 1976 film “Taxi Driver.” He claimed that his attempt on Reagan’s life was a … Continue reading

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Removing Homosexuality from the DSM


Alfred M. Freedman, M.D. explains how homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1973. This led to the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminating homosexuality from their list of psychiatric diseases on May 17, 1990.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
[Text] President Eisenhower on Distributing the Polio Vaccine


I would like to issue the following statement about the polio vaccine situation. The last week has been both eventful and encouraging. A committee of scientists is now screening polio vaccine before it is released for public use. The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service tells me that it … Continue reading

Dwight D. Eisenhower
[Text] Eisenhower Thanks Jonas Salk for the Polio Vaccine

Yousuf Karsh

Citation read by the President on April 22, 1955 in the Rose Garden. Because of a signal and historic contribution to human welfare by Dr. Jonas E. Salk in his development of a vaccine to prevent paralytic poliomyelitis, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States, on behalf of … Continue reading