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50th Anniversary

At Fifty, A More Perfect Union

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Caroline Judge Mehta

As with many great loves, it was by sheer chance that they met at all. Charlie Judge was supposed to be set up with a different girl on a double date with his buddy Bob Hayes and Patricia Cross. But Judy Chadwick had to cover a candy striping shift at the hospital, so in a last minute scramble my aunt Pat substituted her younger sister, Susan.

How the Catholic Church Forever Changed Jewish Life

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

For me, as a rabbi and millennial, the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate's promulgation evokes an odd mixture of upset and profound gratitude.

Operation Starlight: The Little Things Count in the Big Picture

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

One of my absolutely favorite military stories, involves a simple, low-level admin screw-up, half a century ago, that had major historical consequences. It was August 1965, and American Navy and Marine forces were planning an amphibious assault on Viet Cong forces threatening the airbase under construction at Chu Lai.

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.30.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year this October 9 - 23. Recognized as the first international film festival in North American, the Chicago International Film Festival is a pioneer in focusing on international films.

Fiftieth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru's Death Today

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has enjoyed enormous popularity and power, suffered enormous tragedy and reversals of fortune; yet, except for a brief period -- during the time of Indira Gandhi, and again after her death -- has ruled by popular mandate.

Visiting Champagne to Celebrate 50 Years

Gerald Eskenazi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Gerald Eskenazi

I wanted a great day out of Paris, where we could all be together, where we could celebrate. And so we took, not surprisingly, a tour of a champagne vintner. What else symbolizes good times, great moments, as well as champagne?

Re-heat The Beatles

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, we -- and by we, I speak now of my cohort, the Baby Boom generation -- seem to be the ones who have turned nostalgia into an industry. Which takes most of the fun out of it.

Nice Japan Welcomes Sweet Caroline: Five Things to Know

Nancy Snow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nancy Snow

Caroline Kennedy has the opportunity to be the most influential ambassador to Japan in 50 years.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

Would Betty Friedan Be Celebrating?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.

The Real Reason Weddings Matter

Marta Segal Block | Posted 04.05.2013 | Weddings
Marta Segal Block

The toast I gave for their anniversary.

'Catch-22': The 50 Year Old Paradox Still Rings True | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Fifty years ago, a new phrase began to make its way into American conversations: "Catch-22." Joseph Heller's irreverent World War II novel — named f...

Breakfast at Tiffany's Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Academy

Jay Weston | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

After the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany's ended, they previewed the movie in San Francisco and a top executive at Paramount barked at the assembled filmmakers, "That f--king song, 'Moon River,' has got to go."

Chubby Checker Celebrates Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary celebration last night brought back a blast from the past: singer Chubby Checker, who made "The Twist" famous.

On the Anniversary of Cuba's Revolution, the Case for Evolutionary Thinking Here at Home

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

This is a moment for President-elect Obama to decide whether he wants to be the 11th president to champion a failed policy or the first president of a new era to be an advocate for a far more sensible course.