History

Profile America: FIRST STATE-CHARTERED UNIVERSITY

FIRST STATE CHARTERED UNIVERSITY “To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” That’s the motto of the University of Georgia, which on this date in 1785 became the young nation’s first state-chartered university. Royally chartered private universities […]

by · January 27, 2016 · History, Profile America
Today’s Birthday: Lewis Carroll

Today’s Birthday: Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (1832) Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Carroll developed the stories from tales he told to […]

by · January 27, 2016 · History
Today’s Birthday: Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (1892)

Today’s Birthday: Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (1892)

Coleman was an American civil aviator who became the first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. After attaining her license in France, Coleman continued to train extensively and […]

by · January 26, 2016 · History
Profile America: Canned Beer Appreciation Day

Profile America: Canned Beer Appreciation Day

CANNED BEER An innovation in product packaging — and a staple of TV advertising — had is its 81st anniversary last Sunday: Beer Can Appreciation Day. The first canned beer went on sale on January 24, 1935 as a marketing […]

by · January 26, 2016 · History, Profile America
Profile America: The First Transcontinental Phone Call

Profile America: The First Transcontinental Phone Call

On this date in 1915, east and west were linked by voice in the first transcontinental phone call.

by · January 25, 2016 · History, Profile America
Profile America: CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

Profile America: CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

California Gold Rush, John Sutter, 49er

by · January 24, 2016 · History, Profile America
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Profile America: NYC Bans Women Smoking

NYC BANS WOMEN SMOKING Profile America —  You may think the debate about smoking is fairly recent, but the more things change, the more they resemble 1908. On this date that year, the New York City council passed an ordinance […]

by · January 21, 2016 · History, Profile America, Women
Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, honoring his memory and life’s work, in a month that also sees the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

by · January 18, 2016 · History, Holidays, Profile America
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and his many contributions to civil rights.

by · January 16, 2016 · Government, History, Holidays, News
Jan. 10, 1966: Voting Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer is Murdered | Zinn Education Project

Jan. 10, 1966: Voting Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer is Murdered | Zinn Education Project

On this 50th anniversary of Vernon Dahmer’s murder, everyone should learn and teach about him and the long, brave fight for black voting rights.

by · January 10, 2016 · History, Law, Women
Christmas in the Bronx

Christmas in the Bronx

Santa Claus Is Coming to Bronx County State Senator Rev Ruben Diaz has invited Santa Claus to come to the Bronx with Christmas toys for the children of the South Bronx. This visit of Santa Claus will take place on […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
The beginning of The Holocaust

Kristallnacht 77 Years Later: Can it Happen Again?

Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, began 77 years ago on November 9, 1938 marked the beginning of the Holocuast. It was the beginning of ethnic cleansing by Germany and eventually by most of Europe. It began a period of […]

by · November 11, 2015 · History, World News
Commemorating El Grito de Jayuya

Commemorating El Grito de Jayuya

Join Rev. Dr. Samuel Cruz as he discusses the groundbreaking new book, War Against All Puerto Ricans with its author Nelson Denis on Friday, October 30. The program begins at 6:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sunset Park located at 411 46th St, […]

by · October 15, 2015 · Cultures, History
Amelia Boynton Robinson: Her Soul’s Marching On

Amelia Boynton Robinson: Her Soul’s Marching On

This past Wednesday Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away at the age of 104 It is with much emotion that I and many others who were part of the fight for civil rights in the 1960s mourn a woman who was […]

by · August 30, 2015 · History, Obituary, Voting Rights
City Island Nautical Museum – Yacht and Ship Building on City Island An Exhibition of the Historic Yachting Center of New York

City Island Nautical Museum – Yacht and Ship Building on City Island An Exhibition of the Historic Yachting Center of New York

Yacht and Ship Building on City Island An Exhibition of the Historic Yachting Center of New York   On view beginning August 22, 2015, through May 1, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays   This exhibition […]

by · August 25, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History