On February 25th, 1964, 22-year-old Cassius Clay shook up the world when he defeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. Clay floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee, and fought like an underdog with something to prove. In honor of that legendary moment, the Not Past It team is telling three more stories about the Davids who punched above their weight to conquer their Goliaths.
On March 15th, 1937—86 years ago this week— a new kind of bank opened in the US. That bank wouldn’t deal out money— it would deal out blood. Blood banks would help to revolutionize medicine, save countless lives, and make complex new surgeries possible. But who could put blood in those banks? Who couldn’t? And why? That has its own complicated history. One that we’ll look at through an event that h...
Hey, Barbie Girls! On March 9th, 1959, the now-legendary Barbie doll debuted at the International Toy Fair. She was controversial from the start; her hot bod scandalized parents and intrigued kids across the country. But while grown-ups were clutching their pearls, a more pointed battle was brewing -- over the purpose of Barbie and the nature of play.