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History Notes provides insight into events which have happened today in history. The History Department at the A.R. Johnson College contributes to this column. 

I am woman - and I can vote

From the AP Highlight in History: 

 

1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.

 

 

 

 

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Where were you - A Tribute to Elvis

 

AP Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1977, singer Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

 

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Loaded for bear - 8-1-1966 The Tower - Whitman

Littlefield Fountain and UT Tower8-1-1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.

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Vincent van Gogh and Don McLean

Today in History 29, July 1890, Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at age 37 

 

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Today in 1969, was an exciting day for me

July 19, 1969  Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, went into orbit around the moon.Then on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

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Who needs your love today?

June 25, 1967, The Beatles performed their new song “all you need is love” on an international telecast. 

 

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Happy Birthday to the typewriter!

June 23, 1868  Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

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Freedom Costs - Are you willing to pay?

From Today in History. 

On this day in 1775, Congress issues $2 million in bills of credit. 

 

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Do you remember Abraham, Martin and John?

Today, in 1968, Bobby Kennedy was killed. I can’t think of the day, without remembering the song, Abraham, Martin and John.

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There is no joy in Mudville

Today marks the 123th anniversary of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s poem, Casey At The Bat.

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How are you investing in our youth?

Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy asked the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

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What are your thoughts on the death penalty?

Following the jury selection for the Casey Anthony case, I was continually amazed at how many potential jurors claimed they either had no opinion or had not ever thought about how they felt about the death penalty.

 

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Video Commemorating 100 years of IBM, a matter of Personal Privilege

After spending 35 years in Information Technology, I am pleased to call for a moment of Personal Privilege and endorse this video commemorating 100 years of IBM.

 

 

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Selection of the Casey Anthony's jury

The last couple of days, I’ve been watching the jury selection for the Casey Anthony case. Up front let me say I’m grateful I don’t qualify for jury selection in Florida. I haven’t been too impress with the process. 

 

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Does book burning bother you? - May 10, 1933 Book Burnings in Germany

On May 10 in 1933, the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany. There is nothing more disturbing for those of us who love books, than stories of book burnings. Actually it is almost impossible to believe if we didn’t have it recorded in photos and videos. 

 

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41 years ago - Kent State

The photo of Kent State students from 41 years ago is seared in my imagination. I was days away from graduating from High School, from launching out into life from which I had been sheltered for so long. 

 

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41 years ago - Kent State

The photo of Kent State students from 41 years ago is seared in my imagination. I was days away from graduating from High School, from launching out into life from which I had been sheltered for so long. 

 

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National Teacher Appreciation Week May 2011

With the problems facing our education systems, it is more important than every to express our appreciation for our teachers. My appreciation is not only for the work you do, but because I wasn’t willing to do it myself. 

 

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Are there no secrets any more? (+a blast from my past)

Are there no secrets any more? (A blast from my past)

 

What does it say about our world, if in a remote place like Abbottabad, Pakistan, you can’t conduct a secret mission? You’ve heard the stories of the tweets coming from bin Laden’s neighbors who inadvertently tweeted the on-going details of the US Raid. It touched my heart that the tweeter was an IT consultant.

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The Texas Easter Bunny made an appearance at my house


The Easter bunny visited my house in 2011

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