Today – October 27

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Theodore Roosevelt – 26th President of the United States

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Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Theodore D. Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States. He is well remembered for his energetic persona, his range of interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his “cowboy” image. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Bull Moose Party. Before becoming the 26th President (1901–1909) he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

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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 – October 17

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

George Stallard was born on this day in 1859

George Stallard (17 Oct 1859, Virginia – 12 Jun 1943, Oklahoma) was my Spouse’s Great grandfather. In 1881 he was married to Eva Marshall in Missouri.

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

Today – October 16

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

Nevada (Cary) Summers was born on this day in 1865

Nevada (Cary) Summers (16 Oct 1865, Missouri – 05 Dec 1950, Oklahoma) was my Spouse’s grandmother.  In 1889 she was married to Logan Summers in Missouri.

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

Today – October 14

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays

Dwight D. Eisenhower – Five star general and 34th President of the United States

Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.
Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was a five-star general in the United States Army and the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961. During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.

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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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Today – October 12

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Today’s Memorable U. S. Events

Columbus arrives in America

Christoper Columbus arrives in America
Christoper Columbus arrives in America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the early modern period, the voyages of Columbus initiated European exploration and colonization of the American continents, and are thus of great significance in world history. Christopher Columbus was a navigator and an admiral for Castile, a country that later founded modern Spain. He made four voyages to the Americas, with his first in 1492*, which resulted in what is widely referred to as the Discovery of America or Discovery of the Americas.  He did not actually reach the mainland until his third voyage, in 1498, when he reached South America, and the fourth voyage, when he reached Central America.

* …After 29 days out of sight of land, on October 7, 1492, the crew spotted “[i]mmense flocks of birds”, some of which his sailors trapped and determined to be “field” birds (probably Eskimo curlews and American golden plovers). Columbus changed course to follow their flight.

Land was sighted at 2 a.m. on October 12, by a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana (also known as Juan Rodriguez Bermejo) aboard La Pinta. Columbus would later assert that he had first seen the land and, thus, earned the reward of 10,000 maravedís. Columbus called the island San Salvador, in present day the Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos, although the indigenous residents had already named it Guanahani. Exactly which island in the Bahamas or Turks and Caicos this corresponds to is an unresolved topic; prime candidates are Samana Cay, Plana Cays, Grand Turk, or San Salvador Island (named San Salvador in 1925 in the belief that it was Columbus’ San Salvador).

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Today – October 2

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Today’s Notable Birthdays

Foreign Birthday

Mahatma Gandhi – Spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and ...
Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and spiritual leader of India. Location unknown. . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: maha-tma- or ‘Great Soul’, a honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore), and in India also as Bapu (Gujaratiba-pu or ‘Father’). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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Today – September 21

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Today’s Notable Birthdays

Notable Foreign Birthday

John Loudon McAdam – Father of paved roads

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John Loudon McAdam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Loudon McAdam (21 September 1756 – 26 November 1836) was a Scottish engineer and road-builder. He invented a new process, “macadamisation“, for building roads with a smooth hard surface that would be more durable and less muddy than soil-based tracks.

Modern road construction still reflects McAdam’s influence. Of subsequent improvements, the most significant was the introduction of tar (originally coal tar) to bind the road surface’s stones together – “tarmac” (for Tar Macadam) – followed later by the use of hot-laid tarred aggregate or tar-sprayed chippings to create better road metalling. More recently, oil-based asphalt laid on reinforced concrete has become a major road surface, but its use of granite or limestone chippings still recalls McAdam’s innovation.

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Today – August 21

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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)