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2016 And All That

1066 + 950 Years

I was reading an analysis of Donald Trump this morning and was impressed with the way the article was written. I immediately was reminded of this spoof history book published in 1930. 298 more words


William Randolph Hearst, Possibly Apocryphally, on War

“[Telegram sent to Frederic Remington. whom Hearst had sent to Cuba to cover a rebellion there;] You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war.” 65 more words


UC Santa Barbara: 'The Keepers of Presidential History'

UC Santa Barbara: ‘The Keepers of Presidential History’. “With 300,000 visitors from around the world each month, the American Presidency Project (APP) has come a long way since its inception as a class resource for a few hundred political science undergraduate students at UC Santa Barbara. 36 more words

Tweaks & Updates

One Hundred Years Ago

The Last Man Killed in the Great War

His name was Henry Nicholas Gunther: he died at 10:59 am on November 11, 1918.

The Second Last Man was a Canadian… 20 more words


Washington Statehood

On November 11, 1889, the State of Washington was admitted as the 42nd state of the United States. Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. 1,173 more words

Historic Events

The 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship

Here is a reading on the 1966 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship¬†with its attending comprehension worksheet. This is a story of ending an injustice in American collegiate sports, and the undermining of racial prejudice. 57 more words

English Language Arts

Question: What's the MacGuffin?

Answer: The Maltese Falcon

Alfred Hitchcock is the master of the MacGuffin. It’s a plot device that carries the story along, but really is of no interest to the viewer. 200 more words