Today in 1965: HUD is created

Sep 9, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 9, 1965, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.

Today in 1966: Medicare takes effect

Jul 1, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 1, 1966, Medicare, the product of the efforts of several presidential administrations, took effect with over 19 million initially enrolled.