This Day In History
December 13, 2003
Today in 2003: Ousted leader Saddam Hussein, represented in this deck by the ace of spades, is captured by U.S. forces.
In the mid-1960s, novelist Ken Kesey used this large plywood invitation to promote the activities of his "Merry Pranksters," an itinerant band of free thinkers. Host Tory Altman talks with curator Eric Jentsch to learn more about this colorful relic of early hippie culture in our newest episode of Founding Fragments.
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