Today – March 19


Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays

William Bradford – Leader of the separatist settlers (Pilgrims) of Plymouth Colony

“Photograph of a painting by Edward Percy Mora...
“Photograph of a painting by Edward Percy Moran (1862-1935), showing Myles Standish, William Bradford, William Brewster and John Carver signing the Mayflower Compact in a cabin aboard the Mayflower while other Pilgrims look on.” ca.1900. The original hangs at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Bradford (March 19, 1590 – May 9, 1657) was an English leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and was elected thirty times to be the Governor after John Carver died. He was the second signer and primary architect of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. His journal (1620–47), was published as Of Plymouth Plantation. Bradford is credited as the first to proclaim what popular American culture now views as the first Thanksgiving.

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

Earl Warren – 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

English: Undated photograph of Chief Justice o...
English: Undated photograph of Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren. Photo by Harris & Ewing photography firm, whose works have all lapsed into the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was an American jurist and politician who served as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and the 30th Governor of California.

He is known for the sweeping decisions of the Warren Court, which ended school segregation and transformed many areas of American law, especially regarding the rights of the accused, ending public-school-sponsored prayer, and requiring “one-man-one vote” rules of apportionment.

He made the Court a power center on a more even base with Congress and the presidency especially through four landmark decisions:

Judgment, Brown v. Board of Education, 05/31/1955
Judgment, Brown v. Board of Education, 05/31/1955 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), Reynolds v. Sims (1964), and Miranda v. Arizona (1966).

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

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