Today – March 24

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

William Logan Summers was born on this day in 1823

William Logan Summers (24 Mar 1823, Kentucky – 9 Dec 1877, Missouri) William was my spouse’s Great-Grandfather.  About 1849 William was married to Rachael Sells in Missouri.

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

 

Today – March 21

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Today’s Notable Birthdays

Notable Foreign Birthday

Benito Juárez – Mexico’sgreatest and most beloved leader.

The reforms of Benito Juárez allowed the Angli...
The reforms of Benito Juárez allowed the Anglican Church of Mexico to come into being. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Benito Pablo Juárez García (March 21, 1806 – July 18, 1872) was a Zapotec Amerindian who served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858–1861 as interim, 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872. Benito Juárez was the first Mexican leader who did not have a military background, and also the first full-blooded indigenous national ever to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere.  For resisting the French occupation, overthrowing the Empire, and restoring the Republic, as well as for his liberal efforts to modernize the country, Juárez is often regarded as one of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved leaders. Several towns, schools, parks, streets and monuments have been named to honor and remember him.

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

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Today – February 21

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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

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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 – January 28

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

 

Heritage Birthday

Hazel (McLaughlin) Summers was born on this day in 1907

Hazel (McLaughlin) Summers (28 Jan 1907, Oklahoma – 12 Nov 1993, California) was my Spouse’s mother. Hazel was married to Delbert Summers on 23 Sep 1922 in Oklahoma.

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

Today – January 7

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays

Millard Fillmore  – Thirteenth President of the United States

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Millard Fillmore (13th president of the United States). Image by Mathew B. Brady circa 1855-1865, and forms part of the Library of Congress Brady-Handy photograph collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the thirteenth President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of the Whig Party to hold that office. He was the second Vice President to assume the Presidency upon the death of a sitting President, succeeding Zachary Taylor who died of what is thought to be acute gastroenteritis or hyperthermia (heat stroke). Fillmore was never elected President; after serving out Taylor’s term, he failed to gain the nomination for the Presidency of the Whigs in the 1852 presidential election, and, four years later, in the 1856 presidential election, he again failed to win election as the Know Nothing Party and Whig candidate.

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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 – January 1

 Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016.

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Today’s Notable U. S. Events

The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect – January 1, 1863

Photograph of a reproduction of the Emancipati...
Photograph of a reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War using his war powers. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) freed as Union armies advanced. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens.

On September 22, 1862, Lincoln announced that he would issue a formal emancipation of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. None returned and the actual order, signed and issued January 1, 1863, took effect except in locations where the Union had already mostly regained control. The Proclamation made abolition a central goal of the war (in addition to reunion), outraged white Southerners who envisioned a race war, angered some Northern Democrats, energized anti-slavery forces, and weakened forces in Europe that wanted to intervene to help the Confederacy.

Slavery was made illegal everywhere in the U.S. by the Thirteenth Amendment, which took effect in December 1865.

Civil War Cycle – Civil War Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1860-1865)

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Today – December 12

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Today’s Notable U. S. Events

  • 12 December 1787 – Pennsylvania statehood (2nd)

U. S. Birthday

John Jay – The 1st Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Portrait of John Jay
Portrait of John Jay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, and the first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–95).

Jay served as the President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779. During and after the American Revolution, Jay was a minister (ambassador) to Spain and France, helping to fashion United States foreign policy, and to secure favorable peace terms from Great Britain (with Jay’s Treaty of 1794) and the First French Republic. Jay also co-wrote the Federalist Papers, along with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

As a leader of the new Federalist Party, Jay was the Governor of New York State from 1795 to 1801, and he became the state’s leading opponent of slavery. His first two attempts to emancipate the slaves in New York failed in 1777 and in 1785, but his third attempt succeeded in 1799. The 1799 act, a gradual emancipation act, that he signed into law eventually brought about the emancipation of all slaves there before his death in 1829.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)

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Today – December 8

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Eli Whitney – Inventor of the cotton gin

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“Eli Whitney,” portrait of the inventor, oil on canvas, by the American painter Samuel F. B. Morse. 35 7/8 in. x 27 3/4 in. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the antebellum South. Whitney’s invention made short staple cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery.

A cotton gin on display at the Eli Whitney Museum.
A cotton gin on display at the Eli Whitney Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost his profits in legal battles over patent infringement, closed his business and nearly filed for bankruptcy.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)
Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)

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