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Historical Happening – Civil Rights Act

Posted in history, life, News, people, politics, TV, Uncategorized, wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/02/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the most important laws went into effect on this day–in 1964.

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Historical Happening – Great San Francisco Earthquake

Posted in history, life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 04/18/2017 by Edward Brock

The “Great San Francisco Earthquake”, which killed nearly 3000 people and devastated 80% of the city, occurred on this day in 1906. It is still one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

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Historical Happening – Jefferson Library Sold to Library of Congress

Posted in books, history, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, wisdom, writing with tags , , , , , , on 01/30/2017 by Edward Brock

During the War of 1812, British forces burned down the Capital Building–and its 3,000 volume library.

Thomas Jefferson sold Congress his own collection–which consisted of over 6,500 volumes–thus insuring that the future United States would continue to have a Library of Congress.

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Historical Happening – Bill of Rights

Posted in art, history, life, News, Smithsonian, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 12/15/2016 by Edward Brock

The United States Bill of Rights was ratified–on this day, in 1791.

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