a Motto

Ama Nesciri

Love to be unknown, and to be valued as nothing. This will be more beneficial and useful than to be praised by other people.

-Thomas à Kempis.

 

Episode 11 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Coffee Episode

A brief review of the “explosive” events that lead to the unconditional surrender of Japan in World War II.

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Episode 10 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Apple Dumpling Episode. Also, “this week in History.”

This episode talks about the life and death of famous gunfighter, “Wild Bill” Hickok. Also, a bit of information about the first voyage of Christopher Columbus.

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Historical Events for 19th May 2024

1585 – Spain confiscates English ships in Spanish harbors – beginning of the The Anglo-Spanish War 1930 – White women win voting rights in South Africa 1944 – German defense line in Italy collapses 1959 – The USS Triton, the first submarine with two nuclear reactors, is completed 1972 – 25th Cannes Film Festival: “The … Continue reading “Historical Events for 19th May 2024”

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Historical Events for 18th May 2024

1848 – Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany 1863 – US General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg, Mississippi; after 47 days of battle siege, Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton’s troops surrender 1922 – Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs) 1933 – … Continue reading “Historical Events for 18th May 2024”

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BCPS Presents 2024 Community Involvement Awards Ceremony – “Catch The Spirit”

WHO: Broward County School Board Members; Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent; District Administrators and Staff; Parents, Students, Volunteers, Mentors, Partners and Community Organizations WHAT:The Community Involvement Awards honors the District’s outstanding family and community engagement initiatives, mentors, partners and volunteers.  WHEN:Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10 a.m.   WHERE:Lauderhill Performing Arts Center3800 NW 11th PlaceLauderhill … Continue reading “BCPS Presents 2024 Community Involvement Awards Ceremony – “Catch The Spirit””

Historical Events for 17th May 2024

1750 – -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem 1881 – Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia 1894 – 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25 1957 – Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC) 1973 – Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican … Continue reading “Historical Events for 17th May 2024”

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Historical Events for 16th May 2024

1763 – Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London 1914 – American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City 1941 – Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT) 1946 – Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields’ musical “Annie Get Your Gun” starring Ethel Merman and featuring “There’s No Business Like Show … Continue reading “Historical Events for 16th May 2024”

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Historical Events for 15th May 2024

1248 – Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Cologne Cathedral 1525 – The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants’ uprising 1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy” 1944 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and King George VI … Continue reading “Historical Events for 15th May 2024”

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BCPS Students Shine in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Seven Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors were awarded the prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced. Additionally, Cypress Bay High School senior Marcela Lopez was honored with a corporate-sponsored National Merit PepsiCo Foundation Scholarship. Congratulations to the following BCPS National Merit Scholarship winners (pictured above left to right). Patrick Fung, McFatter Technical … Continue reading “BCPS Students Shine in National Merit Scholarship Competition”

Historical Events for 14th May 2024

1889 – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London, England, led by Benjamin Waugh 1918 – Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C. 1920 – Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit 1944 – 91 German bombers harass Bristol 1960 – Michael Flanders … Continue reading “Historical Events for 14th May 2024”

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Historical Events for 13th May 2024

641 – Eligius (Saint Eloy) becomes bishop of Doornik-Noyon 1364 – Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven 1877 – Caesar Franck’s symphonic poem “Lesson Eolides” premieres 1946 – US sentences 58 camp guards of Mauthausen concentration camp to death 1949 – 1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight 1975 – “Rodgers and … Continue reading “Historical Events for 13th May 2024”

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Historical Events for 12th May 2024

1534 – German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg 1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War) 1919 – New York Yankees and Washington Senators play second straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15 innings at the Polo Grounds; 0-0 in 12 the … Continue reading “Historical Events for 12th May 2024”

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