Today – March 14

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Today’s Memorable Events

  • 14 Mar 1783 – Treaty of Paris ends American Revolution

Notable U. S. Birthday (Immigrated)

Albert Einstein – Eminent physicist best known for his theory of relativity.

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English: Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, expressed by the equation Emc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

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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 – March 13

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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Joseph Priestley – Probable discoverer of Oxygen

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English: Portrait of Joseph Priestley. Pastel, original dimensions: 9 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joseph Priestley (13 March 1733 (Old Style) – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century British theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the discovery.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Liberty Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1724-1741)

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Today – March 11

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays

Thomas Starzl – The father of modern transplantation.

Thomas E. Starzl (March 11, 1926) is an American physician, researcher, and is an expert on organ transplants. He performed the first human liver transplants, and has often been referred to as “the father of modern transplantation.”

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World War Cycle – World War I / Prohibition Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1910-1929)
Silent Generation, – Artist (Adaptive) (1925-1942)

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Today – March 5

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Today’s Memorable U. S. Event

5 March 1770 – Boston Massacre

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“The Boston Massacre,” an engraving by patriot Paul Revere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Boston Massacre, also known as the Boston riot, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British redcoats killed five civilian men. It helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War. The British increase in troops in Boston led to a tense situation that erupted into brawls between soldiers and civilians. The troops fired after being threatened by a mob. Three civilians were killed at the scene of the shooting, eleven were injured, and two died after the incident.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)

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Today – March 4

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Today’s Memorable U. S. Event

4 Mar 1681 – Founding of Pennsylvania

The Birth of PennsylvaniaSeeking refuge for persecuted Quakers, Penn pressed his case to the King to extend the limited Quaker lands already secured in Jersey. Whether from personal sympathy or political expediency, to Penn’s surprise, the King granted an extraordinarily generous charter which made Penn the world’s largest private (non-royal) landowner, with over 45,000 square miles (120,000 km2).  Penn became the sole proprietor of a huge tract of land south of New Jersey and north of Maryland (which belonged to Lord Baltimore), and gained sovereign rule of the territory with all rights and privileges (except the power to declare war).

The land of Pennsylvania had belonged to the Duke of York, who acquiesced, but he retained New York and the area around New Castle and the Eastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula. In return, one-fifth of all gold and silver mined in the province (which had virtually none) was to be remitted to the King and the Crown was freed of a debt to the Admiral of £16,000.

Penn first called the area “New Wales”, then “Sylvania” (Latin for “forests or woods'”), which Charles changed to “Pennsylvania” in honor of the elder Penn. On March 4, 1681, the King signed the charter and the following day Penn jubilantly wrote, “It is a clear and just thing, and my God who has given it me through many difficulties, will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation.” 1682 in England, he drew up a Frame of Government for the Pennsylvania colony. Freedom of worship in the colony was to be absolute, and all the traditional rights of Englishmen were carefully safeguarded. Penn drafted a charter of liberties for the settlement creating a political utopia guaranteeing free and fair trial by jury, freedom of religion, freedom from unjust imprisonment and free elections.

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Colonial Cycle – Glorious Revolution Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1675-1692)

Today – March 3

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor of the first practical telephone

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English: Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 – 2 August 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

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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 – March 2

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Mikhail Gorbachev –  Last Soviet Leader

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Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev in the White House Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

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U. S. Contemporaries: World War Cycle – Silent Generation, – Artist (Adaptive) (1925-1942)

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Today – February 26

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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Victor Hugo – French writer and leader of the Romantic movement.

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Victor Hugo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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