This Day In History

Kevin on December 1st, 2011

When I think of it, I like to check out InfoHistory’s This Day in History page. Today’s, December 1, cracked me up. 1997: Representatives from more than 150 countries gathered at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, and over the course of ten days forged an agreement to control the emission of greenhouse gases. […]

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One of the worst days in American history… On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, “Our American Cousin,” President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford’s Theater that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone, and Rathbone’s […]

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Kevin on February 16th, 2010

February 16, 1923: Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen…The men began exploring the four rooms of the tomb, and on February 16, 1923, under the watchful eyes of a number of […]

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Kevin on December 16th, 2009

Lots of talk these days about Tea Parties. It was on this day in 1773 when the original Tea Party took place, on the waterfront in Boston. From Politico, On this day in 1773, in Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists — some thinly disguised as Mohawk Indians — boarded three British merchant vessels […]

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Kevin on December 3rd, 2009

Christian Science Monitor India: Bhopal disaster lingers, 25 years later Activists and residents protested Thursday to mark the 1984 Bhopal disaster in which a gas leak killed 4,000 Indians in one day. New Delhi researchers say water in the area is still contaminated, though the state government says it is safe. New Delhi – It […]

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Kevin on November 19th, 2009

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so […]

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Perhaps the only sobering thing about Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House. When I went over there in 2007, I took the tour and I must say it was amazing. It was truly shocking to see how they lived and what they did to survive under the Nazi’s. This is from the official Anne Frank […]

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