Saturday, June 28, 2008


As I prepared to enter kindergarten at Mrs. Jaebker's Finishing School, this is what was happening in the world:

In China, Chairman Mao launched the cultural revolution. Anyone with an education became a suspected enemy of the state.

The United States Supreme Court ruled that poll taxes were unconstitutional.

MasterCard is born as Master Charge. Next year, Congress would hold hearings to debate the legality of credit cards.

IBM introduced single-cell Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM).

The first effective vaccine against Rubella (German Measles) was introduced.

The United States Congress voted to prohibit prayer in public schools.

The Supreme Court ruled in the Miranda case giving birth to the Miranda warning: "You have a right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to the presence of an attorney to assist you prior to questioning, and to be with you during questioning if you so desire. If you cannot afford an attorney, you have the right to have an attorney appointed to you prior to questioning."

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