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Bronx Rotary Club Hosts Black History Month Speakers Series

Bronx Rotary Club Hosts Black History Month Speakers Series

In February, Bronxites are invited to join the Rotary Club of the Bronx in its celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH. “Our club will be observing this month as part of our engagement with the community,” said TOBA Adeyemi LaCrown, President, […]

Profile America: Tale of the Tape

Profile America: Tale of the Tape

Richard Drew, 3M Company, was working on another problem when he invented one of the world’s most practical items, masking tape and later, Scotch tape.

by · January 31, 2016 · History, Profile America
Football History: The Road To the NFL Super Bowl Goes Thru The Bronx

Football History: The Road To the NFL Super Bowl Goes Thru The Bronx

More Bronx Football History and the Super Bowl…   By Victor Mastro The Modern Era Since 1973   Pro football has not been played in the Bronx since 1973. Nevertheless, the Bronx continues to contribute to the sport. At the […]

by · January 29, 2016 · History, Sports
Liberation by Soviet soldiers surviving prisoners of Auschwitz (Auschwitz). Above the gate of the camp is the famous sign-slogan "Arbeit macht frei» (Arbeit macht frei), which means - "Work makes you free". Concentration released January 27, 1945 part of the 100th Infantry Division of General Fyodor Krasavina. 1st Ukrainian Front.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Let Us Never Forget

Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we mourn and remember the millions of Jews, Gypsies, gays, disabled and others who were massacred by the Nazis throughout Europe. We say “never again” yet we know that it can happen again and […]

by · January 27, 2016 · History, World News

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