History

Profile America: Hawaii 

This week in 1898, President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing the Hawaiian islands, then an independent republic.

by · July 8, 2016 · History, Profile America
The United States Capitol

Profile America: Taking Liberties 

Today is the signature American holiday, celebrating the date in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Profile America: Liberty and Justice 

In1964, the Civil Rights Act swept away Jim Crow laws by prohibiting discrimination based on race in all accommodations and facilities open to the public, as well as employment, union membership, and voter registration.

Celebrate Juneteenth This Weekend

The Juneteenth holiday is Sunday, June 19, and it commemorates the official end of slavery in 1865.

Profile America: Historic Deluge

One of the worst calamities to hit the U.S. happened on this date in 1889 — the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Flood.

by · May 31, 2016 · History, Profile America

Profile America: A Measure of Devotion

On this date 12 years ago, the dedication ceremony for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. was held.

Infographic: Black History Month

Infographic: Black History Month

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.   The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Cultures, History
Profile America: Thomas Malthus

Profile America: Thomas Malthus

THOMAS MALTHUS   Profile America — This month — and some sources cite this date — is the 250th anniversary of the 1766 birth of Thomas Malthus in Dorking, England. Given that birthplace, he perhaps naturally became an economist, demographer […]

by · February 17, 2016 · History, Profile America
Profile America: The First Public School

Profile America: The First Public School

FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL   Saturday, February 13 — This date marks the anniversary in 1635 of the idea of America’s first public school — the Boston Latin School — long before there was a United States. Established in April that […]

by · February 13, 2016 · History, Profile America
CM Gibson Hosts A Celebration of Black History Month, February 26

CM Gibson Hosts A Celebration of Black History Month, February 26

Celebrate Black History Month  Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson’s Celebration of Black History Month, in partnership with Senator Jose M. Serrano, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner and WellCare Health Plan, on Friday, February 26th, 2016, at 5:30PM, at the Bronx Museum of the […]

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Profile America: Rosa Parks

ROSA PARKS   Profile America —  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 […]

by · February 4, 2016 · History, Profile America

Profile America: Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo

On this date in 1848, the United States and a defeated Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the controversial Mexican American war, which began in May 1846.

by · February 2, 2016 · History, Profile America
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