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This Week in History: Aug 21-27, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsAug 21-27, 2023 August 211831 - The Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia. Nat Turner and 55...

This Week in History: Aug 14-20, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsAug 14-20, 2023 August 141911 - Senate leaders begin rotating the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates...

This Week in History: Aug 7-13, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsAug 7-13, 2023 August 71782 - George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart after the Continental Congress forbids Washington from...

This Week in History: July 31-Aug 6, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJuly 31-Aug 6, 2023 July 311792 - The cornerstone is laid for the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, the first United States government...

This Week in History: July 24-30, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJuly 24-30, 2023 July 241758 - George Washington is admitted to Virginia House of Burgesses. He was 26 years old. Washington represented...

This Week in History: July 17-23, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJuly 17-23, 2023 July 171775 - The first U.S. military hospital (medical department) is approved in Massachusetts with a Director-General (chief physician...

This Week in History: July 10-16, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJuly 10-16, 2023 July 101850 - Vice President Fillmore becomes president when Zachary Taylor dies following a brief illness after just 16...

This Week in History: July 3-9, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJuly 3-9, 2023 July 31775 - George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.1839 - The first “normal school”...

This Week in History: June 26-July 2, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJune 26-July 2, 2023 June 261870 - The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the U.S.1900 - U.S....

This Week in History: June 19-25, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJune 19-25, 2023 June 191846 - The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first baseball game at...