September 14 marks a turning point in Irish history with the “Flight of the Earls,” the death of President McKinley from an assassin’s bullet, the Viannos Massacres by Nazi forces in Crete, the overthrow of Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the … Continue reading Sept 14: Assassins, Butchers, Royalty and a Saint
September 1st is marked by the last mile of Canadian hero Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and by days of carnage from the 1923 Kantō earthquake, the invasion of Poland and start of World War II and the Soviet Union’s shooting … Continue reading Sept-1: A Hero’s Last Mile and a Day of Carnage
KRAKATOA ERUPTS! August 27 marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in modern history – Krakatoa. In 1883, this uninhabited volcanic island in the Strait of Sunda between Java and Sumatra in what is now Indonesia exploded … Continue reading Aug 27, 1883 – KRAKATOA ERUPTS!
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
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
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
Today marks the anniversary of the brutal suppression of a peaceful civil rights march in Selma, Alabama in 1965 that would lead to the enactment of the Voting Rights Act. It is also the day the first woman director won … Continue reading Mar-7-1965: Selma’s Bloody Sunday