Wednesday, May 28, 2014

From Taxes to Tears

Trail of Tears

Continental Congress

French and Indiand War: George Washington 

Monday, May 26, 2014

12 Stars over Europe

The European flag is for both the European Union and the European Economic Community.

SCOTUS Tractus

The importance of Ellis Island cannot be overstated. Our country also had Angel Island to receive immigrants on the West Coast.

Angel Island, San Francisco

New York Times to Apologize

Recognize empty statements from news media and political leaders.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

V-E Day, Smallpox, The Beatles, and Coca-Cola

1984 -- Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
1980 -- Eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.
1973 -- Seven-day standoff between federal authorities and American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of militants.

1970 -- Beatles release last LP: Let it Be

1945 -- Combat in Europe ends in WWII: V-E Day. Germans agree to an unconditional surrender.

1942 -- Japanese sinks Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington during the first battle fought at sea without having visual observation of one another.

1933 -- Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

1914 -- Paramount Pictures is formed.

1886 -- Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invents a carbonated beverage that would later be named Coca-Cola.

1861 -- Richmond, VA is named capital of the Confederate States of America.

1846 -- Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Iron Curtain, Stonewall, Fur Trade

1989 -- The dismantling of the Iron Curtain starts in Hungary, marking the end of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, and the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

1945 -- Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin. The red flag is flown over the Reichstag.

1863 -- American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fir while returning to camp. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.

1670 -- King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.