Jul-2: Two Bold Strokes That Remade America

On this day, two Presidents in two separate centuries signed legislation that reshaped the nation.¬† In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed the Sherman Antitrust Act and in 1964, President Johnson signed the most sweeping civil rights legislation in American history. … Continue reading Jul-2: Two Bold Strokes That Remade America

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Apr-19 (Pt 1): A Day of Bloodshed on US Soil from Concord to Oklahoma City

April 19th is a consequential day in American history beginning the “shot heard round the world” at Concord to begin the American revolution, to the first blood spilled in the Civil War in Baltimore’s Pratt Street Riots, the deadly Siege … Continue reading Apr-19 (Pt 1): A Day of Bloodshed on US Soil from Concord to Oklahoma City

Feb-14: Matrydom, Murder, Fatwas and YouTube

The day associated with romantic love has been defined by violence, as events of this day include the execution of St. Valentine, the firebombing of Dresden, the kidnapping and murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ayatollah Khomeni’s fatwa on … Continue reading Feb-14: Matrydom, Murder, Fatwas and YouTube

Jan-22, 1973: A Landmark Supreme Court Case, Fallen Giants and Disaster at Kano

January 23, 1973, saw the U.S. Supreme Court announce its ruling in Roe v Wade, the death of President Lyndon Johnson, the deadliest aviation accident and George Foreman’s stunning upset of Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier. Roe v. Wade Legalizes Abortion … Continue reading Jan-22, 1973: A Landmark Supreme Court Case, Fallen Giants and Disaster at Kano

Sept 14: Assassins, Butchers, Royalty and a Saint

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