March 2017

Remember the Ladies

Significantly ahead of her time, the beautiful and intellectual Abigail had a vision that the women in the newly-formed country would be the social equal of men.
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Seward’s Two Cents

On this day in 1867, Secretary of State William Seward bought the Alaska territory from Russia in what became known later as “Seward’s Folly.”
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Enjoy Coca-Cola

What do you drink? Coke, soda or pop? Depending on where you live, you may call the carbonated, sugary drink a plethora of names. Many in South refer to the dark-bubbly syrup as “coke,” after Georgia pharmacist John Pemberton’s Coca-Cola drink, which was first invented on this day in 1886, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Washington In Bloom

On this day in 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft, wife of President Taft, and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two of these trees on the north bank of the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park.
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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

On this day in 1775, the Virginia Congress convened to discuss negotiations with Parliament. Among the throng of patriots gathered to determine their colonies’ fate was George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry.
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The Stamp Act of 1765

On this day, March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed The Stamp Act of 1765, which imposed a direct tax on the colonies on various printed materials such as official documents, pamphlets,
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Dr. Livingston, I Presume.

On this day, March 21, 1871, journalist Henry Morton Stanley began his search for the missing missionary and explorer to Africa, Dr. David Livingston. Upon finding him in the remote jungles of Tanzania, Stanley reportedly said, “Dr. Livingston, I presume?”
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Einstein and General Relativity

On this day, March 20, 1916, Albert Einstein publishes one of the most influential and momentous theories of the 20th century: General Relativity. Not only was it significant in establishing the foundation for modern astrophysics, but the theory also earned him the Noble Peace Prize in Physics in 1921.
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St. Patrick’s Day in America

What began as a day in remembrance of a missionary who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle has turned into a more secular celebration of Irish culture and heritage (and you don’t have to be Irish to participate. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day has become the #1 most celebrated national festival as an unofficial holiday...
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The Father of the Constitution

Standing 5 feet, 3 inches and barely tipping the scale at 100 pounds, James Madison’s stature by no means matched his enormous contribution to the founding of the United States of America.
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