Posted in Civil Rights History

Gettysburg to Cemetery Ridge Ends the Confederacy

On this day in 1863, determined to wrest a victory from the war’s biggest battle at Gettysburg, C.S.A. Gen. Robert E. Lee attacks the Union…

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Posted in Civil Rights History

Civil Rights is Still a Struggle

A half-century later, race-based politics ushered in a man committed to inequality, kleptocracy, self-dealing and ignorance. Notwithstanding, in 2020, the quaint notions of liberty, equality, decency and humanity may still reemerge in a 243-year-old nation which so often insists on behaving like an adolescent.

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Posted in Elections

US-Russia from the Space Station to the Presidency

On this day in 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-71, docks with the Russian space station Mir; for the five days the ships were conjoined,…

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Posted in History Human Interest

The Smithsonian-who and where it came from

On this day in 1829, British scientist James Smithson dies childless in Italy at the age of 64, leaving behind a will with a peculiar…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History

Korea Today and the Miscalculations that Created it

At dawn on this day in 1950, an enormous wave of Communist North Korea’s massively equipped 200,000-soldier army comes pouring over the 38th Parallel, headed…

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Posted in History Human Interest

Picasso and his Meteoric Talent

On this day in 1901, upstart Pablo Picasso commands the first of countless showings of his work on Paris’ famous Rue Lafitte, a street known…

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