Thursday, December 14, 2017

This Day In History


December 17, 1987 - U.S.A. -- The Simpsons Debuts
The Simpsons featuring the Simpson Family including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie debuts on Fox as a half-hour prime time show. The Simpsons has become the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated program. The program had originally been created as a series of shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show with the first showing on April 19, 1987. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december17th.html


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December 16, 1944 - Belgium -- Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began as German forces launched a surprise counterattack against Allied forces at Ardennes Belgium . The Battle of the Bulge was the bloodiest of the battles that U.S. forces experienced in World War II with over 19,000 American soldiers killed 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december16th.html

Star Wars - The Last Jedi Comes Out! 12-15-17




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1791 - United States -- Bill Of Rights
The first 10 ammendments to the U.S. Constitution ( Bill Of Rights ) introduced by James Madison which limit the power of the U.S. federal government are ratified by three-fourths of the States, The Bill Of Rights protect the natural rights of liberty and property including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, a free press, free assembly, and free association, as well as the right to keep and bear arms. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december15th.html

Robin Williams




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December 14, 1962 - Space -- Venus
1962 : The Mariner 2 space probe becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus ( the probe itself is just over 3ft wide and 12ft long with 16 1/2 feet x 2 1/2 feet solar panels. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december14th.html

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This Day In History


December 13, 1950 - U.S.A. -- James Dean
1950 : James Dean who is still unknown at that time appears in a Pepsi commercial, dancing with other teens around a jukebox 5 years before he becomes an icon for the teenage revolution in such films as Rebel Without a Cause 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december13th.html

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1913 - France -- The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa is recovered Two years after it's theft from the Louvre Museum in Paris in Florence in Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia's hotel room. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december12th.html

Monday, December 11, 2017

Be Kind To One Another




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December 12, 1936 - Great Britain -- King Edward VIII Abdicates
1936 : Britain's King Edward VIII abdicates the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson, Edward had expressed his desire to marry his mistress, Mrs. Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite but the the marriage was opposed by the government on religious, legal, political, and moral grounds. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december11th.html


Thursday, December 7, 2017

This Day In History


December 10, 1948 - Universal Declaration on Human Rights
The United Nations General Assembly meeting in Paris, France adopts the Universal Declaration on Human Rights which took nearly three years in prepare .

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december10th.html

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December 9, 1992 - England -- Charles Diana Separation
Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december9th.html

Use Your Talents For Good!


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December 8,1941 - U.S.A. -- US Enters World War II
1941 : Following the unprovoked Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor yesterday the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december8th.html

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1941 - Hawaii -- Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
1941 : Japan launches a surprise dawn attack using midget submarines, 350 bombers and torpedo carrying planes targeting warships, aircraft and military installations on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and has declared war on Britain and the United States. The attack destroyed two battleships, one minelayer, two destroyers with the loss of more than 2,300 US servicemen The US president, Franklin D Roosevelt, has mobilized all forces and is poised to declare war on Japan. The next day when the president addressed Congress and the nation he swore that America would never forget December 7, 1941, as a "date that would live in infamy."

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december7th.html

America enters war - WW2!!!!






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1947 - U.S.A. -- The Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It contains the southern 20% of the Everglades which was established as a National Park in 1934. The park is dedicated by President Harry S. Truman after 14 years on this date in history . 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december6th.html

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Finals Schedule




Finals Schedule
7th Hour - Friday December 15, 2017
(My 7th Hour will take their final Thursday December 14th)
2nd and 6th Hour Final - Monday December 18, 2017
1st and 5th Hour Final - Tuesday December 19, 2017 
3rd and 4th Hour Final  - Wednesday December 20, 2017
STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!!!!

This Day In History


December 5, 1933 - U.S.A. -- 18th Amendment Ends
Prohibition comes to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december5th.html

Monday, December 4, 2017

What Is Certain...


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December 4, 1945 - United States - - United Nations
The U.S. Senate approves U.S. participation in the UN. The United Nations had officially came into existence on October 24, 1945.

Taken from:  http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december4th.html

Saturday, December 2, 2017

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December 3, 1964 - U.S.A. - - Students Arrested
Police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december3rd.html

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December 2, 1954 - U.S.A. - - Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy
The US Senate votes to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R Wis., for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december2nd.html


We are the Champions!!!!

BTW won State against Bixby!!!!  28 - 21!!!











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1955 - United States - - Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks sets off a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama when she refuses to give up her seat in the "colored" section of a bus to make room for a white passenger. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the boycott lasted for over a year and resulted in the desegregation of the buses. This is often thought of as the event that started the Civil Rights Movement nationwide. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/december1st.html


BTW Food Drive 2017


BTW had a can food drive.  My classes brought over 100 cans!!!!  All cans will be donated to a local food bank.  I always say if you are blessed you must share that blessing!!!!  I am SO proud of my students!!!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

This Day In History



1950 - U.S.A. -- Korea
1950 : President Harry S. Truman announces during a press conference that he is prepared to authorize the use of atomic weapons in order to achieve peace in Korea. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november30th.html

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November 29, 1963 - U.S.A. -- Warren Commission
1963 : The Warren Commission led by the Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren. is established to investigate the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It took 10 months to complete the findings which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of President John F. Kennedy.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november29th.html

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

This Day In History


1990 - England -- Maggy Thatcher Quits
1990 : Margaret Thatcher formally tenders her resignation to the Queen and leaves Downing Street for the last time. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november28th.html



Monday, November 27, 2017

Keep Going


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November 27, 1973 - U.S.A. -- Gerald R. Ford
The US Senate approved Gerald R. Ford as the nation's 40th vice president, following the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew after pleading guilty to income tax evasion. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november27th.html

Monday, November 20, 2017

This Day In History


November 26, 1922 - Egypt -- King Tut's Tomb
Sunday, 1922 : The British Lord Carnarvon and the archaeologist Howard Carter enter King Tut's tomb which had been buried by the sands of the Egyptian desert for thousands of years before its discovery by Carter a few days before, He had waited until his partner Lord Carnarvon could fly from England to enter. Many believe to this day that King Tut's tomb is the greatest archaeological discovery of our time as it had not been discovered earlier as many tombs has and plundered of it's fantastic treasures. Both of these great men died within 7 months of entering the Tomb which helped to perpetuate the myth of the ( Mummy's Curse ) . 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november26th.html

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November 25,1963 - U.S.A. -- John F Kennedy Funeral
1963 : Assassinated President John F Kennedy funeral takes place in Washington DC with over 800,000 mourners lining the streets standing in silence. The funeral was attended by statesmen representing counties around the globe. The service was held in St Matthew's Cathedral and the president was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery with a 21 gun salute. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november25th.html

Young Resistance


It was the 1940s in Germany, and a group of young people could not stand by and witness the holocaust!  They mobilized in Munich, and informed Germans through the press.  They named themselves the White Rose!  They wrote pamphlets telling the people of Germany what was happening!  They sadly paid with their lives and were caught in their conquest! 


They were caught by their janitor at their school who threw their pamphlets over the balcony!

This story is a great reminder that young people can make  a difference, and how often do young people stand up against evil?





This Day In History


November 24, 1963 - U.S.A. -- Lee Harvey Oswald
1963: Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november24th.html 


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November 23, 1963 - U.S.A. -- Lyndon B. Johnson
1963: Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, becomes the new president of the United States . 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november23rd.html

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1963 - U.S.A. - - John F. Kennedy Assassinated
1963 : President John F. Kennedy is assassinated when he is shot by a sniper while riding in a motorcade through downtown Dallas. In film shown around the world Jackie Kennedy was seen cradled her dying husband as the limousine sped to the emergency room at Parkland Hospital. Lee Harvey Oswold was later arrested for the murder but is shot shortly after by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november22nd.html


Happy Thanksgiving!


This Day In History


November 21, 1980 - U.S.A. - - Who Shot JR
Millions of TV viewers tune in to watch the start of the new series of Dallas and find out " Who Shot JR " . 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november21st.html

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1995 - UK - - Diana Princess
Diana Princess is interviewed on British Television by Martin Bashir for the Panorama programme about her life with the Royals, her separation and Prince Charles relationship and affair with his long term friend Camilla Parker-Bowles . During the one hour interview the princes admitted to an affair with her riding instructor, James Hewitt. For the first time on television she also talked about her struggle with depression and bulimia. Following the Revelations of both Princess Diana on Panorama and an earlier interview by Prince Charles with Jonathan Dimbleby where he admitted having an affair they were formally divorced with a decree nisi on August 28th 1996. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/november20th.html

Sunday, November 19, 2017

First Political Parties


One must know the federalist and the anti-Federalist.  It all began ratifying the constitution, and then once that was done the debate/conflict turned into our first political parties!  


Here is a great site showing the debate of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist:


I would know these Federalist Papers






Here is a great site showing the first political parties:



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