Tag: history

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social standing in […]

Cool Source

Cool Source

There is a website, Do You Remember?, that I have found useful and entertaining.  A reader wisely submitted it to me.  The site itself is deluxe, very well done with a large variety of content.  It is full of things you remember, as the name says, […]

One small step for a man

One small step for a man

One great leap for mankind.  July 21, 1969.  Men walk on the moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on […]

Edgar Degas' anniversaire

Edgar Degas' anniversaire

Edgar Degas’ birth anniversary, July 19, 1834. (French, 1834–1917) French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he […]

Catsup

Catsup

A little levity, for me, from my hometown today. A very small town. Collinsville, near the Mississippi River and St. Louis, in Illinois. Apparently… It’s National French Fry Day! We are very proud to sport the official “world’s largest catsup bottle“. The water tower there, […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

Due process and equality

Due process and equality

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868. It granted #citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the #United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “#life, liberty or property, without #due process of […]


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