History Matters

History Matters
September 16 to September 30, 2021

The sequence of events is not given much thought, but in 1881, America had three, different presidents. In March, James A. Garfield was elected to succeed Rutherford B. Hayes; four months later, he was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. by the deranged Charles Guiteau, and died the 19th of […]

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History Matters
September 1 to September 15, 2021

P.T. Barnum made a fortune selling fantasies under his eponymous Grand Scientific & Musical Theater, American Museum, and the circus, which was reputed to be “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Often entrepreneurial, he also invented the “Big Top” and filled it with side shows that featured midgets, Siamese twins, and other imagination-stretching anomalies. Once, while […]

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History Matters
August 16 to August 31, 2021

There are some who believe the suffrage movement began on July 4, 1776—even though traction was tepid until the mid-1800s. But, by August 18, 1920, headway had been hearty for some time; now, only one state was needed to catapult the 19th amendment into ratification. Meanwhile, as the Tennessee House of Representatives voted on the […]

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History Matters
August 1 to August 15, 2021

On August 3, 1958, USS Nautilus, the world’s inaugural nuclear-powered submarine, turned into the first seagoing vessel to reach the North Pole from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Iceland. According to History.com, “Much larger than the diesel-electric submarines that preceded it, the Nautilus stretched 319 feet and displaced 3,180 tons. It could remain submerged for almost unlimited periods because […]

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History Matters
July 16 to July 31, 2021

On July 17, 1975, a coterie of astronauts, and cosmonauts, rendezvoused in the stars. According to some, America and the Soviet Union had a “heavenly embrace” moment, for the first time since Apollo 18, and Soyuz 19 anchored in orbit. Their commanders, Aleksei Leonov and Thomas P. Stafford, greeted each other amiably, and dedicated two […]

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History Matters
July 1 to July 15, 2021

Even though America declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress had—in the previous year—approved the Olive Branch Petition—a direct appeal to King George lll to forego his resentments towards the colonies. It was a tactical maneuver to discharge the King from his responsibilities, to “enjoy [a] long and prosperous […]

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