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Today in history 3/5/2017


Today in history, Antonio de Ulloa (see picture below), the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans in 1766.

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The Fifth of March


Back in 2014, I was honored to have Robert Allison, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Suffolk University in Boston on the show to talk about the events of March 5, 1773.  165 more words


March 5, 1770 The Boston Massacre

France and Great Britain have been allies throughout most of modern history, both in times of war and peace. This wasn’t always the case. From the Norman Invasion of 1066 to the Napoleonic Wars of 1802-1815, England and France have been in a state of war at least forty times. 892 more words


Mar-5: Massacres, Churchill, Carter and Belushi

Today marks the anniversary of both the Boston Massacre (1770) and the Soviet Katyn Massacre (1940) that killed approximately 22,000 Poles, along with the beginning of the Cold War, the first White House dial-in radio program and the death of comedic actor John Belushi. 361 more words


The Rise of Mobile Journalism

Smartphones and iPads have recently become a journalists best friend. More than 1.5 billion people have smartphones all over the world. 75% of those who own smartphones use them to watch videos online. 416 more words

The Orangeburg Massacre: Dying for the Right to Bowl

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Today we are seeing more protests I think than anytime since the the height of Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, and the protests against the Vietnam War. 1,161 more words


John Adams on the Stubbornness of Truth

Long before he became our second President, before the Constitution, even before the Revolutionary War, John Adams was a trial lawyer. Called on to defend the British soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre, he knew that truth is the only foundation for right judgment. 53 more words