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, John Monroe, a Confederate, was reinstated as mayor. When a state constitutional convention to extent voting rights to former slaves … 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

Additional Posts – January

In addition to our regular posts on this page, we also tweet about events in history on a given day that we have not posted about yet (but may in the future).  Be sure to follow TodayPast’s #OTD tweets @bennetkelley. … Continue reading Additional Posts – January

TodayPast Birthday: Susan Ahn Cuddy, First Female Gunnery Officer (1/16/15)

Korean-American trailblazer Susan Ahn Cuddy was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1915. She was the daughter of Dosan Ahn Changho and Helen Lee, the first Korean married couple to immigrate to the US in 1902. Her father, … Continue reading TodayPast Birthday: Susan Ahn Cuddy, First Female Gunnery Officer (1/16/15)