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Monday, August 18, 2008

History Day........

It's History Day again at the ol' blog...........
And as you can see by the picture on the left, this was a BIG day for women in the U.S.!!!
1920, The 19th ammendment to the Constitution, giving the vote to women, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve hey, let's hear it for Tennessee!!

And in other news..........

1227, Genghis Khan died.....wonder if anyone missed him?

1587, Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents was born on American soil on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.

1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping us out of WWI......(Nice try)

1958, the novel Lolita was published in New York by G.B. Putnam & Sons

1969, Woodstock was concluded by a mid day set by Jimi Hendrix (the dh's favorite guitarist ever)

1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast leaving 22 dead and causing more than one BILLION dollars in damage.

1988 Dan Quayle was announced as the VP running mate to the FIRST President Bush. (Okay, not even going there........)

1991 Soviet hardliners launched a coup attempt aimed at toppling Gorbachev, (who was on vacation in the Crimea. Ain't it always the way though??)

Okay guys, let's hear from you!


  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    1894 - Congress established the Bureau of Immigration
    1938 - FDR and Canadian Prime Minister King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the US and Canada
    1961 - Berlin Wall completed
    1963 - James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi
    1997 - Beth Ann Hogan became the first coed in the Virginia Military Institute's 158 history
    1998 - Some lawmakers called for President Clinton to resign after his admission concerning Monica Lewinsky.

  • At 4:23 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hi Ellen.......

    Ahhh, the Clinton debacle!! LOL... Now the Berlin wall, a biggie!

  • At 4:54 PM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    You two have made it hard to find original material! But here goes..

    1977: Groucho Marx dies (Groucho and Genghis Khan on the same day. The Smiling/frowning drama mask would fit nicely here)

    1905: Trademark filed for Cadillac crest (Thieves keep sealing Mom's Cadillac emblem off her hood. Police say the thieves make belt buckles out of them!)

    1937: Toyota Motor Company is established (and is now the #1 motor company in the US)

    1590: Roanoke Colony found deserted by John White (the governor) when he returned from a supply trip to England (interesting that Roanoke Colony gets two hits on the same date, huh?

    Good to see History Monday back, but I enjoyed your conference reports.

  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    Okay, y'all are too good at this!

    I'm just wondering where the time went. Didn't I just go to a Jimi Hendrix concert last week? Hey, what was in that punch? :-)

  • At 5:41 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Cyndi!

    Oooh. you got some good ones!!
    And tres' weird about Roanoke!! So poor little Virginia was only 3 when she disappeared. Wasn't there some strange ass message carved into a tree on the site? I prefer to think the colony was absorbed into a local Indian tribe and Virginia eventually married a chief.....

    And I do enjoy History Monday!

  • At 5:42 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey, Kate! Pass that punch, will ya??

  • At 10:36 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Hey wait a minute, I was going to choose the one about women getting the vote!! Well I think I can come up with a few more.
    1886 David McConnell launches Avon calling
    1922 The tomb of Egyptian king Tutankhamen(aka King Tut) is discovered by English archaeologist Howard Carter
    1922 The Hollywood Bowl opens for its first season of music.
    1935 The board game Monopoly is introduced
    1964 The first heart transplant is performed by Dr. James Hardy. Unfortunatly, the heart beat for only 90 minutes, but at least it was a start.

  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    The word carved on the tree was "croatoan". Beats me.

  • At 9:47 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said… you found some good ones!! King Tut, Avon and the Hollywood Bowl..nice job!!

    and Croatoan! that's the word. I want to know what the heck it means!!

  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Actually, that word makes me think of another. Crouton. Now I'm in the mood for a salad.

  • At 8:02 PM, Blogger Michele said…

    Yum. I'm hungry for a salad now, too. LOL

    I'm a little late to the "History Day" fiesta, Maureen. :-)

    That Roanoke connection is a bit freeeaky.

    And how sad that Arkansas Cyndi's mom can't keep her Cadillac symbol on her car!

  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat....LOL........ah yes, Crouton!! That's what happened to the colony! They went for salad and got lost.....

    Michele! Better late than never!! And you have a GREAT excuse, working on that proposal!!


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