Today – February 23

Today’s Memorable U. S. Events

  • Feb 23 1861 – Texas is the 8th state to secede from the Union in the lead up to the Civil War
  • Feb 23 1836 – The siege of the Alamo begins

Notable U. S. Birthday

W. E. B. Du Bois - Early civil rights activist

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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1918.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. Historian David Levering Lewis wrote, “In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism— scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity.

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)
Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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Today – February 22

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

George Washington- The 1st President of the United States and acknowledged as “Father of his Country.”

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Emanuel Leutze’s depiction of Washington’s attack on the Hessians at Trenton on December 25, 1776, was a great success in America and in Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775–1783, and he presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. As the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States (1789–1797), he developed the forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. As President, he built a strong, well-financed national government that avoided war, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types, and Washington is now known as the “Father of his country”.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The Age of Enlightenment – First Turning, High (1693-1733)
Liberty Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1724-1741)

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Today – February 21

Today’s Notable U. S. Events

Heritage Birthday

Logan Summers was born on this day in 1865

Logan Summers (21 Feb 1865, Missouri – 22 Aug 1942, Oklahoma) was my spouse’s paternal grandfather. In 1889 he was married to Nevada Cary in Missouri.

Civil War Cycle – Civil War Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1860-1865)
World War Cycle – Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)


Heritage Wedding

Jack McLaughlin and Nellie Stallard were married on 21 Feb 1906 in Oklahoma

Jack and Nellie were my Spouse’s grandparents.

World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)

Today – February 20

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

Eva (Marshall) Stallard was born on this day in 1864

Eva Catherine (Marshall) Stallard (20 Feb 1864, Indiana – unknown) was my spouse’s great-grandmother.  In 1881 Eva was married to George Stallard in Missouri.

Civil War Cycle – Civil War Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1860-1865)
World War Cycle – Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

Today – February 18

Today’s Memorable U. S. Event

18 Feb 1878 – Billy the Kid begins his outlaw career

Billy the Kid (1860 – 1881).

Billy the Kid (1860 – 1881). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William H. Bonney (born William Henry McCarty, Jr. c. November 23, 1859 – c. July 14, 1881), better known as Billy the Kid but also known as Henry Antrim, was a 19th-century American gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. According to legend, he killed 21 men, but it is generally believed that he killed between four and nine. He killed his first man at 18.

On 18 Feb 1878, a rancher named John Tunstall, who McCarty (Bonney) worked for in New Mexico, was killed in an escalating local battle known as the Lincoln County War. Subsequent skirmishes and retaliations between local factions eventually led to Billy the Kid’s (McCarty/Bonney’s) life of crime.

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)

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Today – February 15

Today’s Memorable Events

  • 15 Feb. 1898 – U. S. declares war on Spain

Notable U. S. Birthday

Susan Brownell Anthony - Age 28 - Project Gute...

Susan Brownell Anthony – Age 28 – Project Gutenberg eText 15220 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Susan B. Anthony  – prominent women’s sufferagist.

Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women’s rights movement to introduce women’s suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches per year on women’s rights for 45 years.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)
Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – February 14

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Frederick Douglass – African-American leader in the abolitionist movement.

Daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass

Daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14, 1818  – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called “The Sage of Anacostia” and “The Lion of Anacostia”, Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history. In 1872, Douglass became the very first African-American nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate in the U.S., running on the Equal Rights Party ticket with Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)
Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – February 12

Today’s Notable Events

(Editor’s note: February 12, 1809 turned out to be a very big day for humankind.  Two remarkable men born on that day.  One changed the way we look at ourselves and one changed the way we look at others.)

U. S. Birthday

Abraham Lincoln - “The Great Emancipator”  16th President of the United States

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Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. As the war was drawing to a close, Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)

Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – February 11

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays

Thomas Edison - Influential American inventor and businessman

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Slavery Expansion – Third Turning, Unraveling (1838-1859)
Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)

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Today – February 9

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

William Harrison – 9th President of the United States

William Henry Harrison, the 1st Governor of In...

William Henry Harrison, the 1st Governor of Indiana Territory from 1801 to 1812, and the 9th President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, the ninth President of the United States, and the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald Reagan in 1980, Harrison served 32 days in office, still the shortest tenure in United States presidential history, before his death in April 1841. His death created a brief constitutional crisis, but ultimately resolved many questions about presidential succession left unanswered by the Constitution until passage of the 25th Amendment.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)

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