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

Aug 31: Poland, Brazil, Diana, Copyright and Mother Nature

August 31st is marked by two turning points in Polish history – the  Gleiwitz Incident which Hitler used as a pretext to invade and the birth of Solidarity, along with the impeachment and removal of Brazilian President Dilma.  Today also marks … Continue reading Aug 31: Poland, Brazil, Diana, Copyright and Mother Nature

Mar-23: Liberty, Tyranny, Education and Health Care

March 23 is defined by Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.  Tyranny was present on this day when Germany enacted the Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers or when the Roosevelt administration sent Japanese-Americans to … Continue reading Mar-23: Liberty, Tyranny, Education and Health Care