This Day in History This Day in History is a free service of garden024.com http://garden024.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 This Day in History http://garden024.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_history.png 120 60 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Social+Security+Act+of+1965 //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Social+Security+Act+of+1965# The Social Security Act of 1935 established national social insurance, welfare, and other assistance programs in the US, but it did not address healthcare. Years later, President Harry Truman drew attention to this issue when he unsuccessfully lobbied for the establishment of a national healthcare program. By the 1960s, the political climate was more open to reform, and the Social Security Act amendments creating Medicare and Medicaid were passed. What is the difference between the two programs?
]]>
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Eris+(dwarf+planet) //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Eris+(dwarf+planet)# Though Eris was first photographed in 2003, scientists working at the Palomar Observatory did not realize that they had captured pictures of a previously unknown planet until re-analyzing the images in 2005. That year, news of the newly discovered planet was announced. Slightly larger than Pluto, the icy dwarf planet has its own moon, Dysnomia, and is one of the most distant objects in the solar system. Before its official naming in 2006, it was popularly known by the name of what TV character?
]]>
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT This Day in History http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Thomas+Cromwell,+1st+Earl+of+Essex //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Thomas+Cromwell,+1st+Earl+of+Essex# Arguably the architect of the Reformation, Cromwell was an English statesman who gained nearly complete control of the government as the closest advisor of King Henry VIII of England. Cromwell abused his power but only fell from Henry's favor after convincing him to marry Anne of Cleves, whom Henry found unattractive. After the marriage fizzled, Anne was sent away with a generous pension, but Cromwell was beheaded—on the same day that Henry did what?
]]>