Dianne Hermann

This Week in History: Jan. 8-14, 2024

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliteratetheir own understanding of their history.” George OrwellJan. 8-14, 2024 January 81790 - President George Washington delivers the first...

This Week in History: Jan. 1-7, 2024

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell Jan. 1-7, 2024 January 1 – Happy New Year!1788 - Quakers...

This Week in History: Dec. 25-31, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsDec. 25-31, 2023 December 25 – Merry Christmas!1651 - A Massachusetts General Court orders a fine of five shillings for "observing any...

This Week in History: Dec. 18-24, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsDec. 18-24, 2023 December 181839 - John Draper of New York City makes the first celestial photograph (the moon) in the US.1915...

A Brief History of the American Insurrection – 250 Years Ago

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In December 1773, three British ships, carrying tea from China, docked at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston. The crates of tea were sent to the Colonies by the British East India Company. Governor Thomas Hutchison...

This Week in History: Dec. 11-17, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsDec. 11-17, 2023 December 111620 - One hundred two Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock. Forty-five died the first winter and were...

This Week in History: Dec. 4-10, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsDec. 4-10, 2023 December 41872 - The American merchant ship Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. There were...

This Week in History: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsSept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 September 251493 - Christopher Columbus sets sail with 17 ships on his second voyage to America.1775 - American...

1973 Battle of the Sexes becomes 2023 Battle of the Genders

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September 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the “Battle of the Sexes,” an epic tennis match between Bobby Riggs, age 55, and Billie Jean King, age 29. The internationally televised match was viewed by...

This Week in History: Sept. 18-24, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsSept. 18-24, 2023 September 181793 - President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol building. It wasn’t completed until 1826 because...