Rocky Marciano vs Jersey Joe Walcott 09/23/1952 and other historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh https://buff.ly/2OLEk94

Fidel Castro at the UN on 09/22/1960 and other historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh https://buff.ly/2QLWZmu

#onthisday in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. This document gave Confederate states in rebellion until January 1, 1863 to lay down their arms and return to the Union, or the North would emancipate slaves in those rebellious states. This document established the abolition of slavery as a specific goal of the Union war effort. The war was no longer just about “saving the Union.” The Emancipation Proclamation also empowered the North to enlist black men to fight in the Union’s military forces. Nearly 200,000 did so by war’s end. #emancipationproclamation #abrahamlincoln #civilwar #slavery #abolition #union #twitterstorians #werehistory

Réplica del San Salvador (siglo XVI) , barco del explorador Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, en Ensenada. 😍 ⛵️🗺⚓️
Rodríguez Cabrillo exploró la costa de las Californias y “descubrió” la Bahía de San Diego en 1542, nombrándola San Miguel. Durante mucho tiempo se pensó que era portugués, pero las investigaciones de la Dr. Wendy Kramer probaron que era de Palma del Río (España).
La réplica ha sido hecha por el Museo Marítimo de San Diego. ⚓️ #historia #historiadelasexploraciones #pacific #twitterstorians #balancesyperspectivas #encuentrobinacional #ensenada #bajacalifornia #exploraciones #spanishexplorer #voyage #sandiego #iphonephoto #iphone6 #sandiegobay

The Sphinx’s Profile of Anselm Joseph Finch

A Positive Look at The Man Who Appears as “Principal Willis” in #AnneMoody’s #ComingofAgeinMississippi

#History #CivilRights #WomensHistory #Tougaloo #HBCU #Mississippi #BlkTwitterstorians #Twitterstorians
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09/19/ historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh https://buff.ly/2NpJzia

#onthisday 37 years ago-Sep. 21, 1981-Sandra Day O'Connor was confirmed 99-0 by the U.S. Senate as the nation's first female Supreme Court justice. (One senator missed the vote.) She was sworn in four days later.

O'Connor served as an Associate Justice for nearly 25 years, retiring from the Supreme Court in early 2006. In 2009, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Today, three women sit on the U.S. Supreme Court: Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.

Image: Sandra Day O'Connor during her 1981 Supreme Court confirmation hearing. #sandradayoconnor #supremecourt #ussupremecourt #twitterstorians #werehistory

Job Opportunity for anyone studying Modern US and International History:
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For years, I’ve said yes to some random “talking-head” gigs because I really believe one of my skills is conveying how fascinating history is to people who might never enter a college classroom, so I’ve embraced any opportunity to do so 👩🏽‍🏫 Last year, I pitched an idea to the @HISTORY CHANNEL for a series of videos that historicize “everyday life”- stuff you never thought had a history AND the history of which is not just silly trivia, but a surprising lens on Big Issues, like immigration 🇺🇸, capitalism 💰, gender 👧🏽 etc... today I share with you the first installation of 5 mini-episodes that I not only hosted, but conceptualized and wrote!: On the first day of fall 🍁 enjoy this brief history of SUMMER CAMP! ☀️ 🛶 🧗🏽‍♀️ FULL VID LINK IN PROFILE! 👆🏽

Labour History 101
Do your capitalist uncles in Colombo talk about lka 'not being ready' for certain things? (gender equality, social mobility, robust artistic/cultural capital). Much of Colombo 'uncle-speak' finds an echo in the voices of colonial administrators from the early nineteenth century.
Can coercive, oppressive systems be justified with philosophy? The Scottish 'Enlightenment', for instance, influenced (or was invoked in support of) many colonial practices. The idea of stadial human development, in particular, held great appeal.
Take Ceylon's second Governor, Thomas Maitland. Maitland reversed his predecessor's abolition of the forced labour system which existed under the Dutch (replaced by cash wages), particularly in the cinnamon plantations. Maitland's effective re-institution of slavery was expressed in terms of Ceylon not being ready for free trade and a free labour market. He wrote, 'it was as if one of the ancient barons had pulled out of his pocked Adam Smith and said: I will apply to you vassals principles that you do not understand and will not properly apply to your circumstances for another 500 years.'

09/19/ historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh https://buff.ly/2NpJzia

#onthisday 137 years ago-Sep. 19, 1881-President James A. Garfield died, nearly 80 days after being shot on July 2 by deranged assassin Charles Guiteau. For the second time in just 16 years, Americans mourned an assassinated president.

Garfield endured horrendous medical treatment from his doctors after the shooting. In fact, when his body was autopsied, it was clear that a massive infection, not a bullet wound, was responsible for his death at just 49 years old.

Charles Guiteau, Garfield’s assassin, was a mentally unbalanced office seeker that considered himself a loyal member of Garfield’s Republican party. He was convinced that God wanted him to remove Garfield in order to stop civil service reform. In reality, Garfield’s death became a major catalyst for civil service reform, encoded in the Pendleton Act of 1883 (signed into law by Garfield’s successor Chester A. Arthur). #jamesagarfield #presidentialdeath #POTUS #civilservicereform #charlesguiteau #chesteraarthur #pendletonact #twitterstorians #werehistory

#PodernFamily #History #podcast #twitterstorians
The site was originally the location of the #Greenwich Palace, or officially known as the Palace of Placentia, built in 1443. It was the birthplace of Tudor Queens such as Mary I and Elizabeth I. A tree in Greenwich Park known as ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Oak’ is said to be where the former Queen played as a child. The Palace was destroyed in 1660, in order for a new palace to be constructed (the Greenwich Hospital) four decades later.

The buildings were constructed to serve as the Royal #Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, which was utilised as a permanent home for retired sailors of the Royal Navy from the late 17th century to 1869. In 1873 four years after the hospital closed, the buildings were acquired by the Naval College in Portsmouth and so the Royal Naval College was officially established. The college gained a reputation as one of the most highly rated naval officers’ training college in Europe whereby fresh rigorous courses were added continuously added. During the First World War the Naval College was employed as a barracks for scientific experiments.

During the Second World War the college undertook and major task of training over 30,000 officers (men and women) for an expanded navy.

#OTD 1759: #Quebec surrenders to #British forces following a battle in which the commanders of both sides - James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm - died.
#History #Canada #France #OnThisDay #twitterstorians #historyinpictures #historygram #historyfacts #historypics #historyporn #historybuff #historygeek #photography #UK #BritishHistory #America #1700s #18thcentury

#onthisday 71 years ago-Sep. 18, 1947-the National Security Act of 1947 became effective.
Among the bill’s provisions: the Department of War renamed the Department of the Army; creation of the new position of Secretary of Defense; creation of the United States Air Force and the Department of the Air Force; creation of the National Military Establishment (accomplished by merging the old War Department and the Department of the Navy); and creation of the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.

These major changes were intended to improve American defense and intelligence organization after World War II in order to fight the Cold War against communism. #coldwar #nationaldefense #secretaryofdefense #twitterstorians #werehistory

09/17/ historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh https://buff.ly/2DihODF

#onthisday in 1787, the attendees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved the new Constitution of the United States.

The Convention originally met to revise and strengthen the Articles of Confederation but soon decided instead to scrap the Articles and create a new document.
One story holds that when the Convention ended, someone asked Benjamin Franklin “Well, what have we got? A monarchy or a republic?” Franklin’s reply: “A republic, if you can keep it.” Americans have now been working at “keeping it” for 231 years. It is imperative that we do so, especially since in our constitutional system, the government derives its power from the consent of the governed... also known as “We the People.” #usconstitution #constitution #constitutionalconvention #philadelphia #twitterstorians #werehistory

Although popular history in Lanka preserves the memory of commodities like tea and even coffee, pearls are largely forgotten, despite their role as a huge revenue earner for the British.
This photograph shows three arab pearl divers. Diving in the Gulf of Mannar was 'naked diving', that is, divers did not use equipment (even though it was available from the 1870s) and submerged themselves at depths of up to 70 feet using only a nose clip and a stone to speed up the descent to the ocean floor. These divers shown here purportedly came to Lanka from Kuwait, where the Ceylon Crown Government advertised the pearl fishery in 1925. Pearl diving was heavily tied up with racist ethnography; British administrators roundly agreed that Arabs were better divers than Tamils. Sadly, those divers who made the trek across the Indian Ocean probably did so because they were so heavily in debt to their sailing captains around Bahrain that they had no choice but to continue diving in Ceylon once the season in the Persian gulf had concluded.
How can we write or recover history for those who did not do any of the writing themselves? What are the challenges of labour history (or transnational labour history, in this case)?

On Sept. 15, 1940, #AnneMoody was born as Essie Mae Moody to Fred and Elmira “Too Sweet” Williams Moody in Centreville, MS. Anne grew up poor in Jim Crow era. She became a #CivilRights pioneer and author of #ComingOfAgeinMississippi. She died in 2015. May her legacy live on.

#OTD #ThisDayInHistory #OnThisDay #ThisDayinAnneMoodyHistory #History #BlkTwitterstorians #Twitterstorians #HBCU #Tougaloo #BlackHistory #Mississippi #WomensHistory
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09/14/ historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh https://buff.ly/2OkCoEc

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