Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Franklin Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace »

Franklin Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace » 1938

Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok proves too wild for Kansas »

Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok proves too wild for Kansas » 1869

F. Scott Fitzgerald stamp is issued »

F. Scott Fitzgerald stamp is issued » 1996

Jesuit order established »

Jesuit order established » 1540

Khrushchev ends trip to the United States »

Khrushchev ends trip to the United States » 1959

Confederate guerillas sack Centralia, Missouri »

Confederate guerillas sack Centralia, Missouri » 1864

John Adams appointed to negotiate peace terms with British

John Adams appointed to negotiate peace terms with British 1779

President Lincoln and Sarah Hale


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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Congressional opponents of Nixon Vietnam policy renew opposition »

Congressional opponents of Nixon Vietnam policy renew opposition » 1969

Grover Cleveland pardons bigamists, adulterers, polygamists and unlawful cohabitants »

Grover Cleveland pardons bigamists, adulterers, polygamists and unlawful cohabitants » 1894

O'Connor takes seat on Supreme Court »

O'Connor takes seat on Supreme Court » 1981

Bill of Rights passes Congress »

Bill of Rights passes Congress » 1789

Eisenhower and Khrushchev meet for talks »

Eisenhower and Khrushchev meet for talks » 1959

Confederate president visits General Hood in Georgia »

Confederate president visits General Hood in Georgia » 1864

Central High School integrated

Central High School integrated 1957

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Patton questions necessity of Germany's "denazification" »

Patton questions necessity of Germany's "denazification" » 1945

Goldwater attacks Johnson's Vietnam policy »

Goldwater attacks Johnson's Vietnam policy » 1964

President Ford survives second assassination attempt »

President Ford survives second assassination attempt » 1975

Dempsey loses on long count »

Dempsey loses on long count » 1927

President Kennedy signs Peace Corps legislation »

President Kennedy signs Peace Corps legislation » 1961

Patriot executed for spying »

Patriot executed for spying » 1776

Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation 1862

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

U.S. officer George S. Patton writes home after Saint-Mihiel offensive »

U.S. officer George S. Patton writes home after Saint-Mihiel offensive » 1918

Chester Arthur becomes third president to serve in one year »

Chester Arthur becomes third president to serve in one year » 1881

The returning Lewis and Clark reach the first white settlement on the Missouri »

The returning Lewis and Clark reach the first white settlement on the Missouri » 1806

First European battle on American soil »

First European battle on American soil » 1565

Kennedy proposes joint mission to the moon »

Kennedy proposes joint mission to the moon » 1963

Confederates score a victory at the Battle of Chickamauga »

Confederates score a victory at the Battle of Chickamauga » 1863

Redcoats kill sleeping Americans in Paoli Massacre »

The American Revolution 
Redcoats kill sleeping Americans in Paoli Massacre » 1777

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Alfred Emanuel Smith


Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American statesman who was elected Governor of New York four times and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the foremost urban leader of the efficiency-oriented Progressive Movement and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. He was also linked to the notorious Tammany Hall machine that controlled New York City's politics; was a strong opponent of Prohibition, which he did not think could be enforced, and was the first Catholic nominee for President. His candidacy mobilized Catholic votes—especially of women, who had only recently received federal suffrage. It also brought out the anti-Catholic vote, which was strongest among white conservative Democrats in the South.
As a committed "wet" (anti-Prohibition) candidate, Smith attracted not only drinkers but also voters angered by the corruption and lawlessness that developed alongside prohibition.[1] Many Protestants feared his candidacy, including German Lutherans and Southern Baptists, believing that the Catholic Church and the Pope would dictate his policies. Most importantly, this was a time of national prosperity under a Republican Presidency. Smith lost in a landslide to Republican Herbert Hoover, who gained electoral support from five southern states. Four years later Smith sought the 1932 nomination but was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt, his former ally and successor as New York Governor. Smith entered business in New York City and became an increasingly vocal opponent of Roosevelt's New Deal.

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election, losing to the Republicannominee, Richard M. Nixon.
Born in Wallace, South Dakota in 1911, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota before earning his pharmacist license from the Capitol College of Pharmacy in 1931. He helped run his father's pharmacy until 1937 when he returned to academia, graduating with a master's degree from Louisiana State University in 1940, where he was a political science instructor. He returned to Minnesota during World War II and became a supervisor for the Works Progress Administration. He was then appointed state director of the Minnesota war service program before becoming the assistant director of the War Manpower Commission. In 1943, Humphrey became a professor of Political Science at Macalester College and ran a failed campaign for mayor of Minneapolis. Humphrey helped found the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) in 1944, and in 1945, became the DFL candidate for mayor of Minneapolis for a second time, winning with 61% of the vote. Humphrey served as mayor from 1945 to 1948, he was reelected and became the co-founder of the liberalanti-communism group Americans for Democratic Action in 1947.

HUBERT HUMPHREY


Humphrey was born in a room over his father's drugstore in Wallace, South Dakota. He was the son of Ragnild Kristine Sannes (1883–1973), a Norwegian immigrant, and Hubert Humphrey Sr. (1882–1949) Humphrey spent most of his youth in Doland, South Dakota, on the Dakota prairie; the town's population was about 600 people when he lived there. His father was a licensed pharmacist who served as mayor and a town council member; he also served briefly in the South Dakota state legislature and was a South Dakota delegate to the 1944 and 1948 Democratic National Conventions.  In the late 1920s, a severe economic downturn hit Doland; both of the town's banks closed and Humphrey's father struggled to keep his drugstore open.





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Pressure mounts against continued U.S. involvement in Vietnam »

Pressure mounts against continued U.S. involvement in Vietnam » 1966

The U.S. Senate convenes the PMRC hearings on Capitol Hill »

The U.S. Senate convenes the PMRC hearings on Capitol Hill » 1985

President Garfield succumbs to shooting wounds »

President Garfield succumbs to shooting wounds » 1881

Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland »

Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland » 1959

Union forces defeat Rebels at the Battle of Iuka »

Union forces defeat Rebels at the Battle of Iuka » 1862

Arnold and Gates argue at First Battle of Saratoga »

Arnold and Gates argue at First Battle of Saratoga » 1777

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MacArthur in Tokyo »

MacArthur in Tokyo » 1945

Carter files report on UFO sighting »

Carter files report on UFO sighting » 1973

The struggling Donner Party sends ahead to California for food »

The struggling Donner Party sends ahead to California for food » 1846

Anne Hutchinson arrives in the New World »

Anne Hutchinson arrives in the New World » 1634

Castro arrives in New York »

Castro arrives in New York » 1960

McClellan lets Lee retreat from Antietam »

McClellan lets Lee retreat from Antietam » 1862

Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights »

Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights » 1776

Capitol cornerstone is laid

Capitol cornerstone is laid 1793