Friday, August 18, 2017

One person can change the world!



What this man did was astounding!  Everyone should know his story and name!


This Day In History


18 Aug, 1920 - 19th Amendment
18th August, 1920 : The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution proposed on June 4th, 1919 and ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it on this day in history guaranteeing women the right to vote, the fight for this right by the women's suffragette movement for 10 years had forced this change. Available as a downloadable image on our 27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States Public Domain Images Page. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/august18th.html


Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Day In History


17 Aug, 1987 - Dublin Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
17th August, 1987 : In Ireland, Dublin city was celebrating its diamond jubilee. Although the city was much older, it had been a borough for 85 years. Modern and old fashioned events were planned. Rides in helicopters and balloons were proposed with carriage rides and games of horse shoes. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/august17th.html

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Day In History


16 Aug, 1931 - India Gandhi
16th August, 1931 : After the doldrums of world war, Mahatma Gandhi in India offered hope and inspiration to his own people and those around the world. He was empathetic and loyal to those living in poverty and would not participate in the caste system. Even so, wealthy Indians vied to entertain him. Gandhi sold all his possessions and gave them to the poor. His people called him “mahatma” meaning “great soul.” 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/august16th.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Step Outside The Box


This Day In History


15 Aug, 1969 - U.S.A. Woodstock Music Festival
15th August, 1969 : The Woodstock Music Festival opens with 500,000 rock music fans going to this Peace and Harmony Music Festival the groups who performed includes some of the greatest performers of late 60s pop music . Day 1 Richie Havens, Swami Satchidnanda, Country Joe McDonald, John B. Sebastion, Sweetwater, Incredible String Band, Bert Somner, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shanker, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Biaz Day 2 Quill, Keef Hartley Band, Santana, Canned Heat, Grateful Dead, Mountain, Credence Clearwater Revival, Sly & The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, The Who. Day 3 Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Country Joe & The Fish, Ten Years After, The Band, Day 4Blood Sweat and Tears, Johny Winter, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha-Na-Na, Jimi Hendrix. How many chances are there to see this type of talent assembled in one place playing live music. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/august15th.html

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This Day In History


14 Aug, 1935 - Social Security Bill Signed
14th August, 1935 : Following the huge unemployment and suffering during the Depression President Roosevelt signed the social security bill providing unemployment compensation and pensions for the elderly. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/august14th.html 

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