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Today Past Wins Top Blog at LA Press Club Awards

Last night, Today Past received the top individual blog award at the Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards for its post “June-21:  A Day of Bigotry and Justice,” reposted below.  Judges credited the post for: “Giving the reader … Continue reading Today Past Wins Top Blog at LA Press Club Awards

Sept-9-1942: The First Enemy Bombing on Mainland US (Oregon), A Tale of War and Friendship

I started writing this blog to highlight historical events that deserve remembrance because of their significance or being overlooked. For example, this date offers examples of both with the Dawn of the Great Irish Hunger which was a great tragedy that … Continue reading Sept-9-1942: The First Enemy Bombing on Mainland US (Oregon), A Tale of War and Friendship

July 30, 1866: New Orleans Massacre; Confederate Mob Kills 238 to Block Black Voting Rights

During the Civil War, New Orleans was occupied by Union soldiers and subject to martial law. When martial law ended a year after the end of the war, John Monroe, a Confederate, was reinstated as mayor. When a state constitutional … Continue reading July 30, 1866: New Orleans Massacre; Confederate Mob Kills 238 to Block Black Voting Rights

Apr-23-2020: Trump Suggests Injecting Bleach as a Treatment for COVID

On February 29, 2020, the United States reported its first COVID-19 death. In March, the WHO would declare a pandemic, the United States would declare a public health emergency, states beginning with California would begin to issue “stay at home” … Continue reading Apr-23-2020: Trump Suggests Injecting Bleach as a Treatment for COVID