The first transcontinental telegraph line went into operation 149 years ago on October 24, 1861, when the gap between the country’s eastern and western networks was closed. The year before, Congress passed the Pacific Telegraph Act, subsidizing its construction and Hiram Sibley, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company, organized crews to build west from Omaha and East from Carson City to Salt Lake City.
1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Three Confederate prisoners. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1863 July. SUMMARY Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Gettysburg, June-July, 1863. NOTES Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0207
Jayne Mansfield, the sex symbol/actress of the 1950s and early 60s, was born 81 years ago today on 4-19 in 1933. She passed away tragically in 1967 from a car accident traveling to her nightclub act. She also was an early Playboy Playmate.She had 5 children including actress Mariska Hargitay.
Photograph of Alison Turnbull Hopkins with banner, "Mr. President How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty," picketing for suffrage outside White House gate. Photograph published in The Suffragist, 5, no. 56, Feb. 7, 1917. (Two more years till women's suffrage is passed by Congress, and then another till ratified by the states in 1920. rw)
Joseph Rainey (June 21, 1832 - August 1, 1887) was the first African American to serve in the US House of Representatives as well as the first elected to Congress, being elected to the first of four terms in 1870 from South Carolina. US Senator Hiram Revels had been appointed by the Louisiana State Senate earlier that year, not elected by popular vote. Rainey was a Charleston businessman and after serving in Congress was appointed a US Treasury agent. #TodayInBlackHistory
YOU GUYS. I went back to my “Shed & Share” archives and do you know when the last one was? Last October–as in, almost 1 year ago?!?! WHAT?? I have slacked big time in this are…
When I have time...
200 Ways to Say Went from the Write At Home Blog - Wouldnt it be fun to have students act some of these words out and let other classmates
October 24, 1940: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938’s mandate of a 40-hour work week with time-and-a half overtime pay for hours of work beyond that goes into effect. The legislation was passed to eliminate “labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and the general well-being of workers.”
For those unfamiliar with the name Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 80 in Washington D.C., she was one our country’s most influential and controversial theoreticians…
// TO STAY: Hotel President. Historic and beautifully re-done (except for The Drum Room). Sneak up to the Congress Ballroom for a dazzling experience.
Hiram Revels Family Portrait Hiram Rhoades Revels was the first African American United States Senator, filling the seat left vacant by Jefferson Davis in 1861 when Mississippi seceded from the Union. As a prominent, highly educated African American. He was a co-founder of Alcorn University 1872.
A Group Of Warm Spring Apache Scouts Recruitment of Indian scouts was first authorized on 28 July 1866 by an act of Congress "The President is authorized to enlist and employ in the Territories and Indian country a force of Indians not to exceed one thousand to act as scouts, who shall receive the pay and allowances of cavalry soldiers, and be discharged whenever the necessity for further employment is abated, at the discretion of the department commander.” In the Indian wars following the U...
The second President from the left has been viciously attacked since day one of his Presidency. He's been blocked from passing bills that would help the American people. He's being attacked for wars he didn't start. He's the first sitting President to be sued by congress. Why is he any different from the other Presidents in this picture? The answer is a "Black Eye" on this country!! President Obama needs our support and prayers more than ever. We need "Louder Voices" from our Democratic Leaders!
Web exclusive! President James Buchanan (1857-1861) serves as the inspiration for the White House 1998 ornament by ChemArt. Handcrafted in the USA, the ornament is made from solid brass and finished in 24-karat gold for a beautiful shine. Vibrant $48.00
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Decades ago: Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh view Valetta Harbour and part of the city from Villa Guardamangia in 1949
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That's Right President Obama!! Enough is enough! If congress won't do their jobs, get out of the way and let the President do his job!! They want the President to ask for "Permission" to do anything so they can give him a "Big No!!" Stand and Support The President and give him a congress that will work with him...not against him!! VOTE BLUE in November!!!
Mrs Jump's class: Ready, Set, Teach! One day workshop featuring Deanna Jump in Orlando, Fl. Friday, October 10th. Psst, tix only went on sale a couple of days ago and almost sold out already.
Passed on May 20, 1862, the Homestead Act accelerated the settlement of the western territory by granting adult heads of families 160 acres of surveyed public land for a minimal filing fee and 5 years of continuous residence on that land.
My mom passed away two and a half years ago. She used to send my brother and I cards whenever she went away on business trips and she’d sign every one the same way. I got this at Curious Tattoo in College Park, Maryland. Ryan did an amazing job reproducing my mom’s handwriting. I could not be happier with the way this turned out and I am excited to have a piece of her with me at all times.
I started doing this program several years ago and went from 1 push-up to 50 in 5 weeks. Push-ups are one of the absolute best workouts in existence.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas. The large museum and library highlights his accomplishments as a five-star General and President of the US. Eisenhower commanded the greatest amphibious military operation in history. He led the 1944 allied invasion of Nazi controlled Western Europe.
200 Ways to Say Went from the Write At Home Blog - Wouldnt it be fun to have students act some of these words out and let other classmates by XenaWK
Bristly Calico, Langloisia setosissima, is a flowering plant native to the western U.S. where it is found in desert washes and on rocky slopes and plains from eastern OR and ID south to eastern CA and AZ
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