Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Anti-communist crusader Sen. Joseph McCarthy dies 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1957)


Video: 'Senator Mccarthy Dead At 47 (1957)'

(Thursday, May 2, 1957, 6:02 p.m. EDT; during the Second Red Scare and the Cold War) — Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin), whose reckless anti-communist investigations made him the most controversial public figure of America’s postwar years, died tonight at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland of a liver ailment at the age of 47. Continue reading Anti-communist crusader Sen. Joseph McCarthy dies 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1957)

U.S. Supreme Court upholds forced sterilization 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1927)


Video: 'Part 1: Buck v. Bell: SCOTUS Case That Led to Forced Sterilization of 70,000 & Inspired the Nazis'

(Monday, May 2, 1927) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in Buck v. Bell, upheld 8-1 today a Virginia law allowing the forced sterilization of people to promote the “health of the patient and the welfare of society.” Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court upholds forced sterilization 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1927)

‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ opens in U.S. theaters 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1997)


Video: 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' trailer

(Friday, May 2, 1997, 11:15 a.m. EDT)Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, an American spy action comedy film about a hip secret agent frozen in the 1960s who thaws out in the 1990s to face his greatest enemy, opened today in U.S. theaters, including Sony Theaters in Manhattan. Continue reading ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ opens in U.S. theaters 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1997)