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Throwback Thursday 4/27!

Adam Gall

Here's what happened on April 27th! 1521: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed on the island of Mactan in the Philipines during a tribal skirmish just one month after reaching the Philippines. His journey had begun 3 years earlier as a mission to find the Spice Islands. It was not until November after his death that his remaining crew would reach the intended destination of the Spice Islands.(Shapers of Society) 1791: American inventor Samuel Morse was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Morse is the inventor of Morse code and the first practical electric telegraph. It was on May 24, 1844 that Morse sent the...

Throwback Thursday March 30th!

Adam Gall

Here's what happened on March 30th! 1746: Spanish painter Francisco Goya was born in Fuendetodos, Spain. Goya rejected the obsessive detail and technical precision esteemed in his era. Capturing color and emotion triumphed over exactness and polish for Goya.(World Biography) 1842: Dr. Crawford Long conducted the first test of anesthesia when he painlessly removed a tumor from the neck of a patient. He would go on to conduct many tests over the next 7 years, but would not reveal his findings until 1849. This proved to be too late, since another doctor had already claimed the discovery.(American History) 1880: U.S. Army Lieutenant General...

Throwback Thursday 3/23!

Susan Gall

Here's what happened on March 23rd! 1806: The Corps of Discovery (Lewis and Clark Expedition) loaded their gear into canoes and headed for home. The explorers made their triumphant return to St. Louis on September 23, 1806, after two and half years and 7,689 miles of exploring.(Defining Moments) 1869: Filipino rebel leader and politician Emilio Aguinaldo was born in Cavite (now Kawit) on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. He was involved in a number of attempts to gain independence for the Philippines. In 1985 the Philippine government unveiled a five-peso bill honoring him for his role as a champion of...

Throwback Thursday 3/16!

Adam Gall

Here's what happened on March 16th! 1739: American Revolutionary patriot George Clymer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was one of six men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.(World Biography, American History) 1751: “The Father of the Constitution” President James Madison was born in Port Conway, Virginia. Before becoming the fourth President of the United States in 1809, he was the principal author of the Constitution. (Biography for Beginners) 1818: Texas settler Mary Ann Adams Maverick was born in Alabama. Mary and her family were among the first settlers in the San Antonio, Texas, area. Her (and her...

Throwback Thursday 3/9!

Adam Gall

Here's what happened on March 8th! 1768: According to legend, Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee tribe, was born near present-day Springfield, Ohio. Tecumseh resisted all parts of white society and worked to unite Indians of all tribes to fight against white settlers for their land.(Shapers of Society) 1891: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren was born in Los Angeles, California. Warren was Chief Justice during the hearing of the case, Brown v. Board of Education. He also led what was called The Warren Commission, which conducted an independent investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Defining Moments) 1912: Juliette Gordon Low founded the first...

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