Today – August 29

Today’s Notable Events

Memorable U. S. Event

29 August 2005 – Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico near i...

Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico near its peak Category 5 intensity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $81 billion (2005 USD), nearly triple the damage wrought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992

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Coming Crisis (Powerdown Era?) – Fourth Turning, Crisis (2002?-2222?)

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Today – August 28

Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 69

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 69 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johann von Goethe – Definitive Renaissance Man and Germany’s greatest man of letters.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( 28 August 1749  – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and, according to George Eliot, “Germany’s greatest man of letters… and the last true polymath to walk the earth.” Goethe’s works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, humanism and science. Goethe’s magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe’s other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)

Today – August 27

Today’s Notable Birthdays and Events

U. S. Birthday

President Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Johnson – 36th President of the United States

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969 after his service as the Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.

Johnson, a Democrat, succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, completed Kennedy’s term and was elected President in his own right, winning by a large margin in the 1964 Presidential election. Johnson was greatly supported by the Democratic Party and, as President, was responsible for designing the “Great Society” legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, and his attempt to help the poor in his “War on Poverty.” Simultaneously, he greatly escalated direct American involvement in the Vietnam War.

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World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
G.I. Generation – Hero (Civic) (1901-1924)

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Today – August 26

Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Antoine Lavoisier – The father of modern chemistry.

Portrait of Monsieur de Lavoisier and his Wife...

Portrait of Monsieur de Lavoisier and his Wife, chemist Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794), the father of modern chemistry, was a French noble prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology. He stated the first version of the law of conservation of mass, recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783), abolished the phlogiston theory, helped construct the metric system, wrote the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same. Thus, for instance, if water is heated to steam, if salt is dissolved in water or if a piece of wood is burned to ashes, the total mass remains unchanged. He was also an investor and administrator of the “Ferme Générale” a private tax collection company; chairman of the board of the Discount Bank (later the Banque de France); and a powerful member of a number of other aristocratic administrative councils. All of these political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific research. At the height of the French Revolution he was accused by Marat of selling watered-down tobacco, and of other crimes, and was beheaded

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)

Today – August 21

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

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Nellie McLaughlin (Photo credit: pamur)

Nellie (Stallard) McLaughlin was born on this day in 1888

Nellie (Stallard) McLaughlin (21 Aug 1888, Missouri – 18 Sep 1963, California) was my Spouse’s grandmother.  On 21 Feb 1906, Nellie married Jack McLaughlin in Oklahoma.

World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
World War Cycle – Lost Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1883-1900)

Today – August 20

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Benjamin Harrison – 23rd President of the United States

Benjamin Harrison, former President of the Uni...

Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 21, where he became a prominent state politician. During the American Civil War Harrison served as a Brigadier General in the XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. After the war he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana, but was later appointed to the U.S. Senate from that state.

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Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1822-1837)
Gilded Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1822-1842)

Today – August 19

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays

William Clinton – 42nd President of the United States

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He was the third-youngest president; only Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were younger when entering office. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as he was born in the period after World War II, he is known as the first Baby Boomer president.  His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary of State. She was previously a United States Senator from New York, and also candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Both are graduates of Yale Law School.

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Present Cycle – Era of Superpower America – First Turning, High (1945-1965)
Boom Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1943-1960)

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Today – August 18

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Virginia Dare – Probably the first English baby born in North America

English: "Baptism of Virginia Dare,"...

“Baptism of Virginia Dare,” lithograph, 1880. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587, date of death unknown) was the first white child born in the Americas to English parents, Eleanor (or Ellinor/Elyonor) and Ananias Dare. She was born into the short-lived Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina, USA. What became of Virginia and the other colonists has become an enduring mystery. The fact of her birth is known because the leader of the colony, Eleanor Dare’s father, John White, returned to England to seek assistance for the colony. When White returned three years later, the colonists were gone.

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Colonial Cycle – Elizabethan Renaissance Era – First Turning, High (1589-1620)
Puritan Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1584-1614)

Today – August 16

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

Mabel (Lepper) Tunison was born on this day in 1892

Mabel (Lepper) Tunison (16 Aug 1892, Minnesota – 17 Sep 1966, Oregon) was my maternal Grandmother.  She was married to Joseph C. Tunison on 31 Mar 1911.

World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
World War Cycle – Lost Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1883-1900)

Today – August 15

Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Napoleon Bonaparte – General, dictator and self-proclaimed Emperor of France

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuile...

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) later known as Napoleon I, and previously Napoleone di Buonaparte, was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.

Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, Bonaparte rose to prominence under the First French Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d’état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of the French Empire against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories. He maintained France’s sphere of influence by the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)