Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This Day In History

28 June, 1919 - France Treaty of Versailles
28th June, 1919 : Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles with the Allies, officially ending World War I. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june28th.html

This Day In History

27 June, 1940 - World War II Enigma Machine
27th June, 1940 : Germany started using their most sophisticated coding machine, Enigma, to transmit information and a team in England headed by some of the best mathematical brains set about breaking the code, and by the time of the German invasion of Poland the code was broken and all messages that the Germans still believed were secure were decoded by the allies. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june27th.html

Monday, June 26, 2017

This Day In History

26 June, 1963 - JFK Visits Germany
26th June, 1963 : President John F. Kennedy expresses solidarity with democratic German citizens in a speech in front of the Berlin Wall that separated Berlin into west Berlin and East Berlin, he declared to the crowd, “Ich bin ein Berliner” or “I am also a citizen of Berlin.” 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june26th.html

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Success according to Kevin Hart

It will not come up, but it is so good!  He talks about finding your passion! 

This Day In History

25 June, 1876 - U.S.A. Custers Last Stand
25th June, 1876 : Custer's Last Stand during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Six hundred men of The U.S. Seventh Cavalry led by George Armstrong Custer, were attacked by 3,000 native American Indians consisting mostly of Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse, within one hour of the attack every last one of the soldiers were dead. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june25th.html

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This Day In History

24 June, 1997 - U.S.A. Roswell Incident
24th June, 1997 : The United States Air Force released a report on the 1947 'Roswell Incident,' in which a flying disc had reportedly crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The report, in response to witnesses that claimed to see the military recovering alien bodies, stated that the bodies were actually life-sized dummies. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june24th.html

Humans have been fascinated with the idea of aliens forever!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This Day In History

23 June, 1923 - U.S.A. Ku Klax Klan
23rd June, 1923 : The growing membership of the Ku Klax Klan across the US is predicted to make them a political force to be recognized with 1000's of new members joining every week in ceremonies across the US. 

Taken from:  http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june23rd.html

TED Talk - Live Life!

This is a powerful message about life!  I hate to say this, but everyone will go through something!  My something is MS!  Just know no matter what happens life will go on!  

This Day In History

22 June, 1970 - U.S.A. Voting Age Lowered To 18
22nd June, 1970 : President Nixon signed a bill to lower the voting age to 18 for all federal, state and local elections, In addition to lowering the voting age, the bill placed a five-year extension on the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which gave more than one million African Americans in the South the right to vote. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june22nd.html 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This Day In History

21 June, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
21st June, 2009 : JK Rowling's fifth Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is released and becomes the fastest selling book ever. Fans of the Harry Potter series have had to wait three years for the latest book and although they are three years older than they were are still just as keen to read the latest book. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has now sold over 55 million copies worldwide and was released as a movie in 2007. The original "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" released in 1997 is still the most popular of the the series with over 120 million copies sold. Trailer For New Harry Potter Movie ( Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince ) Release Date July 15th 2009. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june21st.html

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This Day In History

20 June, 1975 - U.S.A. Jaws
20th June, 1975 : The summer blockbuster movie "Jaws" is released about a great white shark attacking swimmers at Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june20th.html

Monday, June 19, 2017

School of Greatness - Comedy

This podcast is fantastic!  Life is too short to learn all the lessons!  There are so many people who have made it, and are super successful.  Learn from them!  Pay attention!  This podcast talks to successful people about how they made it!

This Day In History

19 June, 1846 - U.S.A. First official Game of Baseball
19th June, 1846 : The first official game played under New York Knickerbockers Baseball Club rules was in 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey, between the Knickerbockers and the New York Base Ball Club. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june19th.html

This Day In History

18 June, 2000 - U.S.A. Tiger Woods Wins US Open
18th June, 2000 : Tiger Woods wins the 100th US Open at Pebble Beach, California winning by an unheard of 15 strokes ahead of his competition ending with a 12 under for the course. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june18th.html

Friday, June 16, 2017

This Day In History

17 June, 1885 - U.S.A. Statue of Liberty
17th June, 1885 : The French gift to the United States to mark the Centennial of the American Declaration of Independence From Great Britain "The Statue of Liberty" arrives in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june17th.html 

Washington's Farewell Adress

Who is the most beloved president?  Almost everyone has an answer.  My favorite president is Lincoln, but that is a different story.  Polls reveal Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Kennedy.  But the president who has had much influence was and is George Washington.

President Washington was America's first president.  He won by unanimous vote, and could of died president.  But President Washington's fear was being seen as a monarch so he only served two terms!  President Washington set the precedent till FDR.  Every president till  FDR only served two presidents because he did!

So when President Washington left office he gave a Farewell Address.  He actually did  not deliver the Address, but it was printed in newspapers for citizens to read!  

John Alvon argues in his book that President Washington's Farewell is a warning, and still applies to today!  I find this idea fascinating, and encourage all to read this book!

There were two things President Washington  warned Americans against:
1. Beware of Foreign Entanglements
2. Be cautious of Political Parties

America was isolationist due to number 1, and he felt political parties would divide this country!

This Day In History

16 June, 1978 - U.S.A. Grease Opens
16th June, 1978 : The Movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John opened. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june16th.html

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This Day In History

15 June, 1920 - U.S.A. Lynching
15th June, 1920 : A mob of 5,000 people lynched three African-American men in Duluth, Minnesota, who were jailed for the alleged rape of a 17 year old white woman. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june15th.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This Day In History

14 June, 1942 - Holland Anne Frank Diary
14th June, 1942 : Anne Frank began her diary after she receives it for her 13th birthday, the diary details her life in hiding from the Nazis in hidden rooms in her father Otto Frank's office building and has become one of the world's most widely read books. She died while held in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp of typhus in March 1945. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june14th.html

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Success Tips from Steve Jobs

You can learn from others!  Steve Jobs was worth billions, and successful.  Listen to him!  I went back and watched  Warren Buffet, and he said something fascinating!  Mr. Buffet said he has this fear of failure.  So he studies failure!  Whatever you want to do - study it!  Find your passion!

This Day In History

13 June, 1966 - U.S.A. Miranda Rights
13th June, 1966 : Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, "that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police". Following The Supreme Court Miranda decision, the nation's police departments are required to inform arrested persons of their rights under the ruling, termed a Miranda warning. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june13th.html

Monday, June 12, 2017

This Day In History

12 June, 1994 - U.S.A. O.J. Simpson
12th June, 1994 : Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman are brutally stabbed to death outside Nicole's home in Brentwood, California. OJ Simpson was later tried for the murders and although the evidence against Simpson was extensive he was found not guilty.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june12th.html

Sunday, June 11, 2017

This Day In History

11 June, 1979 - U.S.A. John Wayne
11th June, 1979 : Film star John Wayne, also known as the "Duke," died of cancer. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june11th.html

Friday, June 9, 2017

Show Up For Life!

This Day In History

10 June, 1940 - Norway Surrenders To Germany
10th June, 1940 : Two months after starting the invasion of Norway Germany gains full control when Norway surrenders . One other interesting fact is that the word Quisling came from the name of the Norwegian minister of defense Vidkun Quisling. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june10th.html

This Day In History

9 June, 1983 - UK Margaret Thatcher
9th June, 1983 : Margaret Thatcher wins in a landslide victory in General Elections in the UK as the British voters went to the polls, she wants to banish extreme left wing socialism forever and the British people seem to want that as well. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june9th.html

Thursday, June 8, 2017

This Day In History

8 June, 1968 - England James Earl Ray Arrested
8th June, 1968 : James Earl Ray was arrested in London Airport on charges of conspiracy and murder in connection with the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june8th.html

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bartolomé de las Casas

Bartolom√© de las Casas came to the new world in the 16th Century.  He was a monk coming for fortune, but once he got to the new world he became horrified at the treatment of the Native Americans.  If you are in AP US History you must know this man, and  what he accomplished!

For a background one must understand the relationship between the Spanish and the Native Americans.  The Spanish were the first European power to arrive in the New World.  They had the audacity to turn the Natives into slaves.  The Native's immune system were not use to these new people, and perished at large numbers.  They died in the millions, and were not reliable.  By the 17th Century the European powers will turn to the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Above is a social hierarchy chart of the Spanish colonies in the New  World.  The European Power nicest to the Natives was the French, and the meanest was the British.  The Spanish incorporated them into their society.  The British did not even consider them!  One of the first things the Spanish tried was the Encomendia System.   

Before  this system Las Casas spoke out against the treatment of Native Americans.  He used his position as a monk to show his upset.  Las Casas wrote and gave sermons at this horrible treatment.  We now know he made an impact due to a meeting was called in Europe to discuss the treatment of the Natives.  Nothing came to be, but European monarchs debated it!

What comes to life was the Encomendia System.  Which essentially promoted Native American Slavery.  The Spanish Monarch stated they would give tracts of land to full bloodied Spanish.  Those at the top of  the social hierarchy.  Those getting the land promised they would take care of everything on that land including christening the Natives. 

But that does not happen - slavery does.  Eventually the Spanish will be kicked out by the English! .   

This Day In History

7 June, 1982 - U.S.A. Graceland opened to the public
7th June, 1982 : Graceland is opened to the public for the first time, almost five years after the death of Elvis Presley. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june7th.html

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

This Day In History

Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.

Taken from: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/d-day


Monday, June 5, 2017

This Day In History

5 June, 1944 - England D-Day Preparations
5th June, 1944 : Following a number of crushing defeats in Europe the Allies prepare for the D-DAY landing when more than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast, while 3,000 Allied ships cross the English Channel in preparation for the invasion of Normandy-D-Day. This proved to be the turning point for the war in Europe.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june5th.html

Sunday, June 4, 2017

FDR Quote

This Day In History

4 June, 1919 - 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
4th June, 1919 : The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june4th.html

Friday, June 2, 2017

This Day In History

3 June, 1968 - U.S.A. Andy Warhol
3rd June, 1968 : Andy Warhol the American artist and a major driving force in the movement known as Pop art is shot and wounded in his New York film studio, The Factory, by actress Valerie Solanas who founded the "group" called S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting up Men). 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june3rd.html

This Day In History

My first birthday with my parents!

June 2, 1982  - I was born in Tulsa, Ok!  For This Day In History I had to mention my birthday!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Learn from Others

One great life lesson is you can learn from others!  I agree totally with the quote above.  Life is too short to learn all the lessons of life!  Learn from others, and pay attention too who you learn from.  One thing my brother does is he reads about how millionaires made their money.  He wants to be comfortable in life, and I think it is a brilliant idea!

I was on Facebook, and saw an interesting article from a former student.  It was a millionaire giving advice to young people.  He had two pieces of advice.  1. When you graduate from college get any job you can get!  2. When you graduate from college move out of your parents house!  

On a side note I am watching The View, and Chance The Rapper is on.  He just said he studied Dave Chapelle, and the decisions he made in his life.  He owes his success to him!

I could not find the article, but I found another good one.  There are so many so I encourage you to research this on your own!  Learn from these GIANTS!

This Day In History

1 June, 1968 - U.S.A. Helen Keller
1st June, 1968 : The famous blind and deaf author Helen Keller who become a world-famous speaker, Political Activist and author, Helen Keller, dies. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/june1st.html

Saturday, May 27, 2017

TED Talk - Tulsa Achieves

I am SO PROUD of Nash!  He was one of my first students, and he has done a TED Talk!!!  Nash works for TCC, and he talks about a great opportunity at TCC.  So not only is he a BTW grad, but this is a great opportunity for you! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

End of An Era at Booker T

Ms. Taylor is retiring after 36 years at the Hive!  She is incredibly loved, and will be terribly missed!  It is SO hard to imagine the Hive without her!  On Friday May 19th Former and current students threw her a surprise party, and Channel 8 was there!  Here is their story!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On Tyranny

This last week I saw Timothy Snyder talk about his new book on the Daily Show!  It was fascinating due to him being a historian.  He said to understand an idea you must look back!  I loved that idea!  Many people are declaring that Trump is a tyrant.  That is one of his biggest criticism!  His ideas are thought provoking.  I cannot wait to read it!  Below is Synder discussing his book!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Healthcare Is A Right!

Everyone must see this!  For a small moment you get to see a parent's love!  And I gurantee your parent's love you this much! You might not care now, but when you need it you'll be thankful for Insurance!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

BTW Prom 2017

Prom was fantastic!  Ms. Chunu and the Juniors did a great job at their enchanted Forrest.  Here are some highlights:

About to leave.  It was raining so I embraced my curly hair!

Going to miss him next year!

So great to see one of my first students - Nash!

I'm going to Bishop - He is going to be a famous trumpet player!

Two awesome sophomores who helped Mackenzie and Brooklyn

Mr. Hornet and Billy

Lily and Sally

Made my day to see these guys!

Love Mr. New - This our 12th Prom!