Friday, February 17 — This month — and some sources cite this date — is the 251st anniversary of the 1766 birth of Thomas Malthus in Dorking, England. Given that birthplace, he perhaps naturally became an economist, demographer and statistician. He’s […]
The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will hold its 118th meeting on Wednesday, February 15th. at 7:30 pm. The East Bronx History Forum meets to discuss Bronx History and held […]
The Three-Fifth Clause (Article 1, Section2, of the U.S. Constitution of 1787) was demanded by Southern supporters of slavery as a way of increasing their congressional representation and political power. They wanted slaves to be counted as full persons but […]
Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement
Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement Over 100 Democratic Members Co-Sponsor Resolution (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced today that more than 110 Democratic Members of Congress […]
On this date in 1825, our most unusual presidential election was held; with the John Quincy Adams receiving just 13 votes to Andrew Jackson’s seven, and four to the third-place finisher.
Tuesday, February 7 — It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Two centuries ago, it was even better to light a gas lamp. On this date in 1816, America’s first gas streetlamp was lit in Baltimore, Maryland. […]
Monday, February 6 — On this date in 1899, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Paris, concluding the Spanish-American War of 1898. The treaty, negotiated in Paris the previous December, was opposed by 27 senators — not opposed to peace but […]
Saturday, February 4 — Adding poignancy to Black History Month, today marks the birthday in 1913 of Rosa Parks, a community activist who became a symbol of the fight for civil equality. Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her […]
NYC Council Member Andy King (12th C.D.) hosted an Open House at his District Office on East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, today to celebrate the birthday and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students from Faith Christian […]
The place where many of our ancestors first stepped ashore when they came to America seeking a new life opened on January 1 125 years ago — Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The very first immigrant processed in 1892 at […]
The Bronx River has inspired a plethora of stories and historic facts that generated numerous publications. One such book titled The Bronx River in History & Folklore, written by noted historian and longtime BCHS member Stephen Devillo, captures the essense […]
With the passing of Fidel Castro, the book Knockout: Fidel Castro Visits the South Bronx takes on a bittersweet significance. It is the true story of Castro’s historic visit to the Bronx.
The first traffic signal with indicators for “stop”, “go” and most notably “caution” was patented this month in 1923.
ALBANIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND ASSEMBLYMAN MARK GJONAJ CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION OF THE 104TH ANNIVERSARY OF ALBANIAN INDEPENDENCE Dear Friend, We are excited the Albanian American Community is getting together for the upcoming Celebration of the 104th […]
The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will hold its 114th meeting on Wednesday, October 19th. 2016. The East Bronx History Forum meets to discuss Bronx History and held its first […]