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A daily celebration of the news—and the news media—of years gone by. King Kaufman takes you on a quick tour of the Bay Area and the world as it used to be, which often colors the world of your century. From the San Francisco Chronicle. | Get unlimited access to the Chronicle.

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A daily celebration of the news—and the news media—of years gone by. King Kaufman takes you on a quick tour of the Bay Area and the world as it used to be, which often colors the world of your century. From the San Francisco Chronicle. | Get unlimited access to the Chronicle.

    1972: Nixon Arrives in China

    1972: Nixon Arrives in China

    The lifelong anti-Communist shocks the world by initiating the first high-level contact with the People's Republic in more than 20 years. Even after he's driven from office, it would remain a signature achievement.
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    • 5 min
    1963: A Great City Forced to Drink Swill

    1963: A Great City Forced to Drink Swill

    Total SF host Peter Hartlaub joins King Kaufman to talk about the most infamous headline in San Francisco history and the man behind it, Scott Newhall, the mad genius of the Chronicle's mid-century rise. | Related: 1962: Crusading Against Animal Nudity
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    • 11 min
    1937: Golden Gate Bridge Disaster

    1937: Golden Gate Bridge Disaster

    Chief engineer Joseph Strauss' massive safety net had saved 12 construction workers who'd fallen during construction. They called themselves the Halfway to Hell Club. Then a broken bolt turned the net into a killer. | See how Hollywood hates the Golden Gate Bridge.
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    • 6 min
    1929: St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    1929: St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    In the most famous hit in American mob history, seven members of Bugs Moran's North Side Gang are gunned down, cementing control of Chicago for Al Capone's South Side Gang. | Related: 1934: Alcatraz Opens for Business.
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    • 6 min
    1999: Impeachment Acquittal

    1999: Impeachment Acquittal

    Despite a GOP majority in the Senate, President Bill Clinton is easily acquitted on both articles of impeachment stemming from his lies about an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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    • 6 min
    1967: The Pill and the Puritan Ethic

    1967: The Pill and the Puritan Ethic

    Sparks fly at a San Francisco panel on changing sexual mores as anthropologist Margaret Mead suggests a new kind of marriage and promotes access to birth control for 16-year-old girls.
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    • 5 min

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