Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies »

Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies » 1918 WW1 

FDR approves Lend-Lease aid to the USSR »

FDR approves Lend-Lease aid to the USSR » 1941 WW2 

Marines repel attack near Da Nang. »

Marines repel attack near Da Nang. » 1965 Vietnam War 

Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle »

Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle » 1974

John Adams is born »

John Adams is born » 1735

The city of Helena, Montana, is founded after miners discover gold »

The city of Helena, Montana, is founded after miners discover gold » 1864 Old West 

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring premieres at the Library of Congress »

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring premieres at the Library of Congress » 1944

Sense and Sensibility is published »

Sense and Sensibility is published » 1811

Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain »

Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain » 1975

Queen of American high society dies »

Queen of American high society dies » 1908

Oakland, California, enacts anti-drug law »

Oakland, California, enacts anti-drug law » 1890

Eisenhower approves NSC 162/2 »

Eisenhower approves NSC 162/2 » 1953 Cold War 

The World's Columbian Exposition closes in Chicago »

The World's Columbian Exposition closes in Chicago » 1893

Naval committee established by Congress »

Naval committee established by Congress » 1775 American Revolution 

Welles scares nation

Welles scares nation 1938

Battle of Wauhatchie (Brown's Ferry) concludes » 1863 Civil War

Battle of Wauhatchie (Brown's Ferry) concludes » 1863 Civil War 

Stock market crashes » 1929

Stock market crashes » 1929

The first store opens in the frontier town of Denver, Colorado

The first store opens in the frontier town of Denver, Colorado » 1858

McKinley assassin is executed

McKinley assassin is executed » 1901

Jane Addams writes to Woodrow Wilson about dangers of preparing for war

Jane Addams writes to Woodrow Wilson about dangers of preparing for war » 1915 WW1 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Viet Cong commandos raid U.S. airfields »

Viet Cong commandos raid U.S. airfields » 1965

Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty »

Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty » 1886

President Bill Clinton signs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law »

President Bill Clinton signs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law » 1998

Congress enforces prohibition »

Congress enforces prohibition » 1919

Statue of Liberty dedicated »

Statue of Liberty dedicated » 1886

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end »

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end » 1962 Civil War 

Second Battle of Fair Oaks concludes »

Second Battle of Fair Oaks concludes » 1864 Civil War 

British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston »

British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston » 1775 American Revolution 

Gateway Arch completed

Gateway Arch completed 1965

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt is born »

Theodore Roosevelt is born » 1858

Joseph Glidden applies for a patent on his barbed wire design »

Joseph Glidden applies for a patent on his barbed wire design »  1873 Old West 

Teddy Roosevelt born »

Teddy Roosevelt born » 1858

Quakers executed for religious beliefs »

Quakers executed for religious beliefs » 1659

The United States and Soviet Union step back from brink of nuclear war »

The United States and Soviet Union step back from brink of nuclear war » 1962 Cold War

Battle of Hatcher's Run (Burgess Mill) »

Battle of Hatcher's Run (Burgess Mill) » 1864 Civil War 

King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion »

King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion » 1775 American Revolution 

New York City subway opens

New York City subway opens 1904

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

First kamikaze attack of the war begins »

First kamikaze attack of the war begins » 1944 WW2

Nixon vetoes War Powers Resolution »

Nixon vetoes War Powers Resolution » 1973

Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam »

Nixon suspends bombing of North Vietnam » 1972

John Adams marries Abigail Smith »

John Adams marries Abigail Smith » 1764

Indians attack transcontinental railroad survey crew in Utah »

Indians attack transcontinental railroad survey crew in Utah » 1853

Henry Fielding becomes justice of the peace »

Henry Fielding becomes justice of the peace » 1748

Cabinet member guilty in Teapot Dome scandal »

Cabinet member guilty in Teapot Dome scandal » 1929

United States invades Grenada »

United States invades Grenada » 1983

The U.N. seats the People's Republic of China and expels Taiwan »

The U.N. seats the People's Republic of China and expels Taiwan » 1971

Congress petitions English king to address grievances »

Congress petitions English king to address grievances » 1774

Pablo Picasso born

Pablo Picasso born 1881

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTIAN!


“O Captain! My Captain!” became one of Whitman’s most famous poems, 
one that he would read at the end of his famous lecture about the Lincoln 
assassination. Whitman became so identified with the poem that late in life 
he remarked, “Damn My Captain…I’m almost sorry I ever wrote the poem.” 

TextEdit



O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths—for you the shore  a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Modern versionsEdit

Walter Huston recited the poem, with special musical underscoring
by Victor Young
on a 1947 Decca Records album titled Our Common Heritage. The recording
was rebroadcast as part of a 1954 Memorial Day edition of the WNBC poetry 
radio program Anthology.
A musical version of the poem appears on Carolyn Hester's 1965 live album 
At Town Hall.

An 1887 handwritten draft of Whitman's 1865 poem "O Captain! My Captain!
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President Benjamin Harrison extends borders of Nebraska »

President Benjamin Harrison extends borders of Nebraska » 1890

American fur traders turn over Astoria, Oregon, to the British »

American fur traders turn over Astoria, Oregon, to the British » 1813 OLD WEST 

Rival governments in bleeding Kansas »

Rival governments in bleeding Kansas » 1855

Battle of Westport, Missouri »

Battle of Westport, Missouri » 1864 Civil War

British fleet suffers defeat at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania »

British fleet suffers defeat at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania » 1777 American Revolution 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Allies confer secretly about Operation Torch »

Allies confer secretly about Operation Torch » 1942 WW2

President Thieu turns down peace proposal »

President Thieu turns down peace proposal » 1972

173rd Airborne trooper saves comrades »

173rd Airborne trooper saves comrades » 1965

American forces suffer first casualties in Vietnam »

American forces suffer first casualties in Vietnam » 1957 Viet Nam

The first parachutist »

The first parachutist » 1797

Coal mine explodes in New Mexico »

Coal mine explodes in New Mexico » 1913

Pretty Boy Floyd is killed by the FBI »

Pretty Boy Floyd is killed by the FBI » 1934

Kennedy announces blockade of Cuba during the Missile Crisis »

Kennedy announces blockade of Cuba during the Missile Crisis » 1962

Hood at Guntersville, Alabama »

Hood at Guntersville, Alabama » 1864 Civil War

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act »

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act » 1965

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act »

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act » 1965

Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis 1962