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Zinn Ed Project 7h
1914: National Guard fired on Colorado tent colony of striking miners. Howard Zinn learned Ludlow story from Woody Guthrie ballad, not his history classes, leading to his commitment to write & teach people's history. Read ➡️
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KeithWest Apr 18
- 1775 Paul Revere and William Dawes make infamous "The British are coming!" rides. 1906 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake - measures 8.0 on the Richter scale 1956 - Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco 1983 - The U.S. Embassy is bombed in Beirut
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Tara Ross 3h
(1775) A group of women capture suspected Tories. They weren’t going to sit around twiddling their thumbs while their husbands left to fight at Lexington & Concord! These women were determined to contribute, too.
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The Crisis Magazine Apr 3
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what would be his final speech in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 — the day before he was assassinated. 
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SmithsonianTVUK 3h
Today in 1980, Fidel Castro opened the Port of Mariel for Cubans who wanted to leave by boat, leading to a mass exodus of 125,000 people. More than 30% of Miami's population consider themselves of Cuban origin. Clip from Aerial America: Miami 24
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The Crisis Magazine Apr 4
"A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim." – Maya Angelou In remembrance: Maya Angelou would be 91 years old today.
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Zinn Ed Project Apr 9
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this. —Paul Robeson, born 1898 📷: Presenting "We Charge Genocide" petition to UN for relief from crimes by US gov't against African Americans.
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Zinn Ed Project Apr 19
1943, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Jewish resistance fighters held off Nazis for 28 days. How might history have changed if other countries had come to their aid?
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Rodgers & Hammerstein Apr 7
Happy 70th Anniversary, SOUTH PACIFIC! in 1949, the original production of 's SOUTH PACIFIC opened at the Majestic Theatre! The production starred Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, ran for 1,925 performances, and won 9 !
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NFL Throwback Dec 8
The longest field goal in history. Five years ago today.
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National Army Museum 24h
1783, the Congressional Proclamation announcing the end of hostilities in the War for Independence are read at evening formations. It is exactly 8 yrs since the first shots were fired at Lexington, MA.
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Smithsonian Channel Apr 4
On the anniversary of his death, reflect on some of the many ways Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world during his short but remarkable life. (Video from MLK: The Assassination Tapes)
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Smithsonian Channel Apr 6
On this day in 1944, U.S. marines faced a battle unlike anything they had faced before: over 1,900 suicide kamikaze divers. Witness intense footage of the attacks on Battle of Okinawa in Color.
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WGNTV 2h
1916 the played their very first game at then-Weeghman Park, beating the Reds 7-6. It soon become known as Cubs Park, and in 1926 became Wrigley Field. The bleachers would of course come later, in 1937.
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Smithsonian Channel Apr 8
Hank Aaron made history on this day in 1974, hitting his 715th home run and breaking Babe Ruth's record to become the all-time home run leader. Relive the remarkable moment on Major League Legends.
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Zinn Ed Project 17h
1989 Five African American and Latino teenagers were falsely accused of rape of white woman. Trump paid for full page ads in 4 NY papers calling 4 execution of Central Park 5. Watch "When They See Us" by Ava DuVernay May 31. ⬇️
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Trussell Transforms 4h
On the first known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth took place at the Glob Theatre in London. What is your favorite Shakespeare play?
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National Air and Space Museum Apr 5
in 1940, Soviet MiG-1 prototype flew for the first time. It was the first of the famous MiG fighters. We have a MiG-15 on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center:
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American Experience Apr 18
Attorney Clarence Darrow represented defendants in some of the most famous cases of the early 20th century, like John Scopes, and Leopold and Loeb. Darrow was born in Kinsman, Ohio on April 18, 1857.
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Sons & Brothers Apr 4
in 1968: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated in Memphis, TN during his visit to support Black sanitation workers who were on strike. The night before his untimely death, King delivered his prophetic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. ✊🏿
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