I Say Let's Have An American Minute of History

Interesting facts in American History for today's month and day. 25 People

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    **Let me start by saying I missed out on a great deal of history due to the changing of high schools.  So this is as much for me as for anyone else who wonders...  I in no way try to take credit for the following information; it's straight from Wikipedia (http://en...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2010

    November 20

    November 20 On June 25, 1962, the Supreme Court stopped school prayer. Ronald Reagan said, March 6, 1984: "From the early days of the American colonies, prayer in schools was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 2 centuries of our history it...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2008

    On March 16, 1953, baseball's owners refuse to

    allow Bill Veeck to move his struggling St. Louis Browns to Baltimore, which forces Veeck to sell the team. Veeck was the clown prince among baseball owners, prone to boneheaded stunts as well as inspired pranks, all aimed at bringing people to the ballpark and making a baseball...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Mar 16, 2015

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech - August 28, 1963

      On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of America's most famous speeches at the front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C....a speech whose words are finally being lived by the American people...   He began: "I am happy to join with you...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2008

    A Thanksgiving Thought

    Giving thanks ... for so many things!     November 26, 2008 A Cornucopia of Gratitude by Frank Salvato   As we enter the holiday season we will begin to hear a lot about kindness and appreciation. Sure, there will be the mental midgets who need to take...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2008

    November 19

    NOVEMBER 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day battle: "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2008

    November 22

    November 22 Shots rang out as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated NOVEMBER 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. The youngest President ever elected, he was also the youngest to die, barely serving 1,000 days. The 46-year-old Kennedy was on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart to...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Nov 22, 2008

    September 2, 1969 On this day in 1969,

    America's first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Sep 2, 2014

    November 21

    November 21 French author Voltaire was born NOVEMBER 21, 1694. Yale president Timothy Dwight wrote of Voltaire in his Address "Duty of Americans at the Present Crisis," July 4, 1798, published in Encyclopedia Britannica's Annals of America: "About the year 1728...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Nov 21, 2008

    Thanksgiving and Private Property

          The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving   Did you know that the first [Plymouth Colony Pilgrim's] Thanksgiving was a celebration of the triumph of private property and individual initiative...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

    December 8, 1980 John Lennon,

    a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Dec 8, 2014

    I Live In Mobile County

    1865 - the last days of the civil war.  Admiral Farragut is leading his ships into Mobile bay and beginning the battle of Blekely Island.  His lookout shouts, "torpedoes in the water."  Admiral Farragut shouts, "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty
    61-65
    Nov 27, 2008
    Nate2488 Nate2488
    31-35, M
    May 23, 2015

    For March 11th

     Ben Franklin was the first president of the first anti-slavery society in the United States. Richard Bassett, a Signer of the Constitution, converted to Methodism, freed all his slaves and paid them as hired labor. John Quincy Adams fought to end slavery by removing...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2009

    60 Years Ago (this weekend) Disneyland - had

    its grand opening weekend! Happy sixty years and going strong!
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    May 23, 2015
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