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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Today – November 9

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

Elizabeth “Bessie” (Nelson) Murray was born on this day in 1893

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Fred Murray and Bessie Nelson. Taken about 1911 in Montana.

Elizabeth “Bessie” (Nelson) Murray (9 Nov 1893, Iowa – 2 Aug 1986, Oregon) was my grandmother.  In 1912 Bessie was married to Fred Murray in Montana.

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

Today – November 2

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Today’s Notable Events

U. S. Birthdays

Warren Harding – 29th President of the United States

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English: Warren G. Harding (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States, serving from 1921 until his death from a heart attack or stroke in 1923. A Republican from Ohio, Harding was an influential newspaper publisher. He served in the Ohio Senate (1899–1903) and later as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1903–1905) and as a U.S. Senator (1915–1921).

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

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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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