01/14 – The Human Be-In

Jefferson Airplane performs at a "Summer of Love" event in Haight-Ashbury. (Wikimedia Commons) On this day in 1967, the Human Be-In took place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The event was organized in the wake of California's decision to ban LSD (a popular psychedelic drug) and involved almost 30,000 people. Speakers like Timothy Leary…

01/13 – The Doctors’ Plot

A group of Red Army men read Pravda. (24tv.ua) On this day in 1953, the Soviet newspaper Pravda published an article entitled "Vicious Spies and Killers under the Mask of Academic Physicians." The article - which alleged that 9 famous Moscow doctors were plotting to poison high-level Soviet officials - was part of an effort…