Daily Archive for May 8th, 2006


A grandson of German-Russian immigrants and now governor of Montana, signed posthumous pardons for 78 men and women convicted in 1918 and 1919 for critizicing the US government.


Some children are seduced into taking part in medical experiments with promises of Christmas parties. The children are fed oatmeal laced with slightly radioactive milk as part of a nutrition study for Quaker Oats.


In August 1941, Mina boyce, a 21-year-old widow and an alcoholic, handed her baby over to social workers. Over the next seven years, the child lived in seven foster homes and then was locked in an institution for people with mental retardation. There he would stay until the staff finally agreed that he was safe to leave, 11 years later.