Jul-19: Seneca Falls Convention and Sandinista Victory in Nicaragua

Today marks the 170th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention which is seen as the birthplace for the women’s rights movements in the United States.  It also marks the day Nicaragua’s Sandinista National Liberation Front was formed in 1961 and the … Continue reading Jul-19: Seneca Falls Convention and Sandinista Victory in Nicaragua

April 15: A Day of Heroes and Tragedies

April 15 is marked by some of history’s great tragedies – the death of Abraham Lincoln, the Titanic and the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon.  At the same time, it also defined by great heroes from Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, … Continue reading April 15: A Day of Heroes and Tragedies

Dec-13: From the Mountains on the Moon to the Depths of Hell

December 13 is marked by the last moonwalk and massacres in Nanking, China and Kalavryta, Greece during World War II, the imposition of martial law in Poland and the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. It is also the 381st birthday … Continue reading Dec-13: From the Mountains on the Moon to the Depths of Hell

Nov. 25: Butterflies and the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

The International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women has its start in the heroic but tragic tale of Minerva, María Teresa, and Patria Mirabal.  Three sisters who, along with their husbands, openly opposed the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in … Continue reading Nov. 25: Butterflies and the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women