History Matters

History Matters
February 1 to February 15, 2021

According to the United States Postal Service, the people of note–who are under consideration for commemoration on new stamps–is the task of The Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC). On February 1, 1978–sixty-five years after the death of abolitionist-activist Harriet Tubman–she became the first African American woman bestowed with the honor. Tubman, who died in 1913 […]

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History Matters
January 16 to January 31, 2021

Benjamin Franklin, the paternal polymath of Revolutionary America, was born January 17, 1706, and died eighty-four years later. His formal education ended at 10, but Franklin taught himself to read and write; subsequently, he matured into an expert, adolescent essayist, producing pieces, pseudonymously, as “Silence Dogood.” Eventually, he authored the bestselling Poor Richard’s Almanack—a compendium […]

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History Matters
January 1 to January 15, 2021

Whatever you call it: “Continental Colors”; “Congress Flag”; “Cambridge Flag”, or “Grand Union Flag” — it was the first national flag of the United States. According to historical lore, George Washington unveiled it January 1, 1776 –during the American Revolution—but the stars and stripes motif encompassed a replica of the British flag in the upper […]

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History Matters
December 16 to December 31, 2020

Orville and Wilbur Wright had an astute sense about how things worked, and–an enormous aptitude to build things, and monetize their businesses. Early on, they set up a newspaper, and constructed printing presses; later, they operated a prosperous bicycle store, and designed bestselling bicycles with Charlie Taylor, an ingenious mechanic, and machinist. The profits generated […]

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History Matters
December 1 to December 15, 2020

The 12th Amendment to the Constitution grants the House of Representatives with the authority to determine the winner of a presidential election if neither candidate receives a majority of the total electoral votes. In November 1824, Andrew Jackson of Tennessee, and John Quincy Adams, the son of former president, John Adams, were grappling for the […]

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History Matters
November 16 to November 30, 2020

At precisely high noon, on November 18, 1883, the railroad system introduced America to its four new zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific; until then, villages, towns, and cities from coast to coast, counted on the sun to set their clocks, and based time on local estimates. People started their day at sunrise, assembled for […]

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