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Okay...Okay....What happened today in History?

As you may have noticed, I never detail anything after 1964 because that to me is not history being born in that year.  To me that is just the era I live in: 654 more words
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What the heck? This is what happened on October 29th

Today in History….

539 BC Cyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land. 742 more words

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The Demise of Handwriting: It's a Shame in Many Ways

Handwriting, and cursive in particular, is almost extinct in our modern society; that is good in some respects, but bad in most others. For me and many others like me from engineering and scientific professions, the word-processor is a God-send. 694 more words

Human Nature

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! On this day, these events occured

October 23rd . . .

42 BC At the Second Battle of Philippi Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.

425 Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of 6. 620 more words

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A Light Historical Day

Oh October 20th you seem a bit dull compared to other days!

1548 The city of Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace) is founded by Alonso de Mendoza by appointment of the king of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. 484 more words

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What's up with October 17th?

539 BC Cyrus the Great marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile. Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Yehud Medinata and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. 569 more words

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Taking Up The #Historiannchallenge: Interviewing Myself

Here’s the Ann Little post that inspired what follows below.
Tim Lacy: The New York Times Book Review Interview

What books are currently on your night stand? 1,230 more words