Saturday, October 21, 2017

This Day In History


U.S. 1879 U.S.A. Thomas Edison 21st October, 1879 : Thomas Edison invented a commercially practical incandescent light at his industrial research lab in Menlo Park, N.J. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october21st.html



Friday, October 20, 2017

This Day In History


20 Oct, 1955 - Final Lord of the Rings Book Published
1955 : J. R. R. Tolkien's final book "The Return of the King" is published from the 3 fantasy novels making up "The Lord of the Rings" book series which was written between 1937 and 1949. The books were set in Middle-earth and featured hobbits, wizards, elves, dwarves, orcs, men and the quest for the One Ring that rules the other Rings of Power. All three books were made into movies directed by Peter Jackson, with each movie released for Christmas and the final movie released on 17th December 2003 which won 11 Academy Awards including the Oscar for Best Picture. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october20th.html




Thursday, October 19, 2017

Be Kind!!!!


This Day In History


19 Oct, 1947 - U.S.A. 40 Cents Per Hour
1947 : The Federal Works administrator has said the minimum wage of 40 cents per hour is obsolete and should be changed to 75 cents per hour. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october19th.html

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Day In History



18 Oct, 1859 - U.S.A. Harpers Ferry Raid
1859 : John Brown's men arrived at Harper's Ferry in Virginia in order to instigate a slave rebellion. Brown's men were attacked by soldiers under Robert E. Lee on October 18th, 1859 after which Brown and several of his men were captured. He was hung for murder, treason against the State and for leading a revolt. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october18th.html


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This Day In History


October 17, 1777: During the American Revolution, British General John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 British and Hessian troops to Patriot General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York.

Taken from:  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriot-victory-at-saratoga

Happy Fall Break!


This Day In History


General Interest

1793

Marie-Antoinette is beheaded

Nine months after the execution of her husband, the former King Louis XVI of France, Marie-Antoinette follows him to the guillotine.
The daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, she married Louis in 1770 to strengthen the French-Austrian alliance. At a time of economic turmoil in France, she lived extravagantly and encouraged her husband to resist reform of the monarchy. In one episode, she allegedly responded to news that the French peasantry had no bread to eat by callously replying, “Let them eat cake.” The increasing revolutionary uproar convinced the king and queen to attempt an escape to Austria in 1791, but they were captured by revolutionary forces and carried back to Paris. In 1792, the French monarchy was abolished, and Louis and Marie-Antoinette were condemned for treason.
Taken from: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marie-antoinette-is-beheaded


Thursday, October 12, 2017

This Day In History


15 Oct, 1917 - France Mata Hari
1917 : The exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed by a French firing squad at Vincennes, outside of Paris, for espionage. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october15th.html

This Day In History


14 Oct, 1944 - World War II Desert Fox
1944 : German General Erwin Rommel or "the Desert Fox," is given the option of facing a public trial for treason, as a co-conspirator in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, or taking cyanide. He chooses suicide by cyanide. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october14th.html

This Day In History


13 Oct, 1960 - Nixon - Kennedy Debate TV
1960 : Television sets across the United States showed a split screen with Republican presidential nominee Richard M. Nixon on one side and Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy on the other during their third televised debate. They were actually thousands of miles apart and not in the same studio. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october13th.html

This Day In History


12 Oct, 1945 - Germany Nazi Party Dissolved
1945 : The Nazi party is ordered to dissolve by The Allied Control Council and stated that any attempt at it's revival in any guise would be considered a criminal offense. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october12th.html

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This Day In History


11 Oct, 1939 - Albert Einstein Writes To President
1939 : Albert Einstein wrote his famous letter to FDR about the potential of the atomic bomb. In the letter, he argued the scientific feasibility of atomic weapons, and urged the need for development of a US atomic program. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october11th.html

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This Day In History


10 Oct, 1999 - UK London Eye
October 10th, 1999 : Thousands assemble to watch a giant Ferris wheel (One of the UK's Largest Millennium Projects) move into position as a new landmark on the London skyline the South Bank of London between Waterloo station and Westminster Bridge. The Millennium Wheel is better known now as the London Eye. The London Eye stands 135 meters high and has become one of the most successful Millennium projects attracting an average of 10,000 visitors a day and is the biggest Ferris wheel in the world. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october10th.html

Monday, October 9, 2017

This Day In History


9 Oct, 1967 - Bolivia Che Guevara
1967 : Che Guevara, revolutionary and former right hand man to Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, was executed today for attempting to organize a revolution in Bolivia. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october9th.html

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

This Day In History


8 Oct, 1871 - Great Chicago Fire
1871 : The Great Chicago Fire started on Sunday, October 8, and burned for three days before it finally burned itself out Tuesday, October 10, 1871

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october8th.html

This Day In History


7 Oct, 1921 - U.S.A. Ku Klux Klan
1921 : State officials in Texas are considering a ban on parades by the Ku Klux Klan because of their incitement of violence against any non-white Americans including Jews and African-Americans. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october7th.html

This Day In History


6 Oct, 1961 - U.S.A. Build Bomb Shelters
1961 : President John F. Kennedy advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear war. Many Americans did prepare for nuclear war by buying up canned goods and building backyard bomb shelters. Also at the time many home builders offered a bomb shelter as part of new home packages. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october6th.html 

Learn From Experience!


This Day In History


5 Oct, 1947 - President Harry Truman
1947 : President Harry Truman delivered the first televised presidential address from the White House.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october5th.html


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This Day In History


4 Oct, 1933 - U.S.A. 18th Amendment
1933 : Seven new states will hold referendums in the next month including Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky for repeal of the 18th Amendment to change from dry states to wet states which will allow alcohol to be sold once again, it is believed the majority will vote in favor of repealing the law. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october4th.html

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This Day In History


3 Oct, 1985 - South Africa Soweto
1985 : The continued defiance of the South African government by school children against apartheid policies as tens of thousands of students refuse to return to schools in black townships including Soweto. Many of the students are now involved in rioting as the tension continues to grow. The leader of the banned African National Congress who is still in prison is due for surgery for prostate cancer later this week.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october3rd.html


Monday, October 2, 2017

What Are You Made Of?


This Day In History


2 Oct, 1944 - World War II Warsaw Uprising
1944 : The Warsaw Uprising ends when the few surviving Polish rebels surrender to German forces. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october2nd.html

Sunday, October 1, 2017

This Day In History


1 Oct, 1946 - Germany War Crimes
1946 : Twelve high ranking Nazis are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg including Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi minister of foreign affairs. Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo and chief of the German air force. Wilhelm Frick, minister of the interior. Seven others, including Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's former deputy, were given prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life. Three others were acquitted. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/october1st.html

This Day In History


30 Sept, 1955 - U.S.A. James Dean
1955 : James Dean the well known young Movie Star who starred in Rebel Without A Cause dies at the age of 24 in a car crash in his Porsche in California. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/september30th.html

Homecoming 2017 - There is No Place Like Homecoming

It was a great week, and we won 63-0 against Sapulua!!! Here are some highlights!

Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher - I was honored Jasmine picked me!



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Final Product - The Juniors Won!














Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No Taxation Without Representation



The colonists protested the Stamp Act, and got England to repeal it.  They replaced it with the Townshend Acts which taxed everything else.  So:



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