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31 December

Happy new year's eve. On this day in 1967, the Youth International Party, the Yippies, was formed at Abbie Hoffman's New York home.

December 31, 2009
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‘There was the Youth International Party (yippies), minions of the absurd whose leaders failed last fall to levitate the Pentagon but whose antics at least leavened the grim seriousness of the New Leftists with much-needed humor.’ Time magazine, 6 September 1968


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