Today in History: February 4

        In 1846 The Latter-day Saints Took a trek to the West* To be free of restraints.   *The Mormon pioneer run began in 1846, when Young and his followers were driven from Nauvoo. After leaving, they aimed to establish a new home for the church in the Great Basin and crossed... Read more »

Today in History: February 3

In 1928 The fossils of Homo erectus, Declared Davidson Black,* Were clues to connect us.   * Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reported his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declared them to be a new species he named ‘Sinanthropus pekinensis’ (now known as ‘Homo erectus’).    ... Read more »

Today in History: February 2

  In 1653 The Dutch popped a cork For New Amsterdam Which morphed to New York.*   *On September 8th, 1664, Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, officially establishing New York City.
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Today in History: February 1

  [That’s Chief Justice John Jay  in the lower right corner.]   In 1790 The SCOTUS first meets. The Judiciary Act Put six on Court seats.*   *And up to the present, only SIX have not been white men.

Today in History: January 31

  In 1874, The Jesse James gang Robbed a train in Missouri.* Bang, bang, bang, bang.   At 3:00 in the afternoon, the James-Younger gang boarded the train and proceeded to rob the passengers. While the exact amount was never certain, newspapers at the time estimated between $2,000 and $22,000 was stolen.  [Wild West Magazine]

Today in History: January 30

  In 1815 For our books in war lost,* We purchased Tom Jefferson’s At a reasonable cost.   *By 1814 when the British burned the nation’s Capitol and the Library of Congress, Jefferson had acquired the largest personal collection of books in the United States. Jefferson offered to sell his library to Congress as a... Read more »

Today in History: January 29

"Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore.'"     In 1845 Was published the “Raven” In which ‘Nevermore’ Is forever engraven.

Today in History: January 28

  In 1547 King Henry VIII Gave up the ghost And turned into a wraith.

The Wall fits Trump well.

    If Trump builds a wall, It will be Big and Tall. Which everyone knows Is where he buys clothes.

Would Jesus wear a MAGA hat?

  Author’s note:  When I was in high school, I used to write “JMJ” —Jesus, Mary, Joseph— at the top of my assignments. Now Catholic high school students wear MAGA caps to show support for an ungodly man who grabs  women’s crotches, wants to build walls, and sows division.       Would Jesus wear... Read more »