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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbThis day, February 29th, has witnessed many significant events even though is occurs only once every four years. Several important political events have transpired on this day, including the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 17943 to end the resolve outstanding issues with Britain; this treaty was negotiated by a team led by John Jay who would go on to become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Also on this day, in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed a committee to study the building of the Panama Canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Isthmus of Panama. During the 1960 Presidential Election campaign, Senator John F. Kennedy on this day in 1960 made the “Missile Gap” a campaign issue with the sitting Vice President, Richard Nixon.

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This was also a day that saw Charles Darwin and the crew of the HMS Beagle in Bahia, Brazil; Darwin would continue exploring the flora and fauna of the nearby jungles. These observations were added to those taken on the Galápagos Islands and helped Darwin form his theory of evolution.

Also on this day in 1940, entertainment history was made. At the Academy Awards ceremony, not only would Gone with the Wind be honored as the Best Picture of the Year, and several of its stars earning their own Oscars, this night would witness the first Oscar awarded to an African American actress, Hattie McDaniel for her performance as the housemaid Mammy; Hattie and her escort were seated at a segregated table in the back of the room. Segregation was still alive and well at this late date!

Even in Major League Baseball there existed prejudice against the African Americans. On this day in 1972, Slugger Henry “Hank” Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record. As he approached this record, Aaron was the recipient of numerous death threats at the thought of a Black player eclipsing the feat performed by the iconic star, Babe Ruth. He was not attacked after breaking this record, fortunately.

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
— Charles Darwin

“A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections – a mere heart of stone.”
— Charles Darwin

“I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
— Charles Darwin

“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.”
— Charles Darwin

“I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.”
— Charles Darwin

“I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.”
— Charles Darwin

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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbThis day was a day of explorations. After the discovery of gold in California in 1948, the world witnessed a massive invasion of men from around the world attempting to find their claim on part of this treasure; these Forty-Niners used whatever transport that was available to reach San Francisco which became a large city almost overnight. We also reacted in awe in 1953 as two British scientists, Watson and Crick, discovered the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule that is the basis of life; they were awarded the Nobel Prize for their discovery. This day also witnessed the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Airman 1st Class John Levitow in 1969; he was the first Vietnam-era airman to be honored with this award.

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This day also witnessed FDR appointing a woman, Francis Perkins, as Secretary of Labor making her the first woman to serve on the President’s cabinet in 1933. On a sadder note, we watched with horror as the ATF/FBI raid on the Waco, Texas, compound of the Branch Davidian cult in 1993; as the TV camera crews covered the event, fire swept through the compound killing all the members inside.

After watching the men and women of the 4077th Field Hospital play out their sub-dramas and treating the casualties of the Korean War, in 1983 we witnessed the final episode of the TV show, M*A*S*H; the final episode was “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” and was watched by the largest audience until the most recent Super Bowls. It was a night of television history.

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“If you can write DNA, you’re no longer limited to ‘what is’ but to what you could make.”
— Drew Endy

“The O.J. Simpson case, they had no understanding of that DNA evidence, and didn’t want to.”
— Joseph Wambaugh

“It was very interesting for me because DNA made music without much technical knowledge at all.”
— Arto Lindsay

“He told me that Francis Crick and Jim Watson had solved the structure of DNA, so we decided to go across to Cambridge to see it. This was in April of 1953.”
— Sydney Brenner

“Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased.”
— Joe Klein

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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbOn this day we have seen some major events that have affected the history not only of our own country, but of the family of nations as well. Some of these events were happy ones, like the first Mardi Gras celebrated in New Orleans in 1827. Others dealt with war and preparations for war. Domestically, in 1776 the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy which has grown into the most powerful on earth. On this day in 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced the end of hostilities during the First Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm. But in Germany, in 1933, we witnessed the burning of the seat of the German Parliament, the Reichstag, in Berlin; Chancellor Adolf Hitler blamed it on communists and took the opportunity to declare marshal law. World War II was the consequence of the Nazi leadership’s power grab.

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We have seen some important civil rights events occur as well. In 1860, in New York City, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Cooper union speech condemning slavery. This speech brought him to national prominence and led to his election as President of the United States later that year. Also on this day, in 1872, a young African American woman, Charlotte E. Ray, graduated from Howard University and becoming the first African American woman to become a lawyer in this country. She would later  become the first woman admitted to practice law in Washington.

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“In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag.”
— Hans Frank

“I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest.”
— Klaus Fuchs

“If there’s another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.”
— Daniel Ellsberg

“It was also my idea that the advisory committees of the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag, which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich.”
— Hans Frank

“Now, to describe the process of the Wrapped Reichstag, which went from 1971 to ’95, there is an entire book about that, because each one of our projects has its own book. The book is not an art book, meaning it’s not written by an art historian.”
— Christo

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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbThis day, February 26th, saw many important events through recent history. In 1846, the frontiersman, buffalo hunter, and showman, William Cody, was born in Iowa. We earned is famous nickname, “Buffalo Bill,” by providing buffalo meat to the railroads. In later years, he would create his wild west show that took the adventure of the western frontier to arenas across the United States; these shows provided the easterners with an experience in roping, shooting (Annie Oakley), and cowboys and Indians in a safe environment.

Also on this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson learned of an encrypted telegram sent from Germany to the German Ambassador in Washington to be forwarded to the German ambassador in Mexico City. This telegram, the Zimmermann Telegram, sought Mexico’s help in breaking the Allied blockade of Germany in Europe by military action in North America. The British codebreakers in London broke the cypher and provided Wilson with the true contents of the telegram. This evidence in conjunction with the sinking of the Lusitania, lead to the entry of the United States into World War I.

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In 1919, the Congress included the Grand Canyon into the National Parks system under the signature of President Woodrow Wilson. The Grand Canyon’s amazing natural wonders had already been protected by an executive order by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as a National Monument. It became the 15th park included in the National Parks System and included the Grand Canyon, the Colorado gorge and the wild country around it. If it were not for these actions, we may not have this as one of Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

We also witnessed the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 by a terrorist car bomb in the parking garage. Radical Islamist were convicted of planning this bombing in 1994; all the men associated with this attack are serving life sentences in prison.

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Also on this day in 1952 the Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that the British has successfully tested an atomic bomb. It became the third world power to acquire atomic weapons. This day also witnessed, in 1815, the escape of Napoleon from the island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea; he returned to France where he led the French forces into the Battle of Waterloo, which he lost. 100 days after his escape, he was exiled to the island of Saint Helena in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Well, this day, February 26th, has had quite a history. It is now time to proceed to examine some of the events that are associated with day in history... GLB

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“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbThe big headline events of this day revolve around one of the big industrialists of the end of the 19th century and a couple of military items. In the case of the former, today in 1901 J.P. Morgan became the head of the first billion-dollar company in the world; U.S. Steel had been created by Morgan through the merger of several small steel firms and the railroads that transported the coal and iron ore necessary to create the steel. He became one of the big industrialist who created a monopoly during those heady years of the late 1800s. He also became the object of President Theodore Roosevelt in his “Trust Busting” campaign. Morgan would later help create and lead the Federal Reserve System to oversee banking in this country.

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On the military front, this day in 1862 witnessed Captain William Driver carry the Stars and Stripes into the Union victory at Nashville. The flag that flew that day was named “Old Glory” and the name has become almost synonymous with the American Flag since. A song was written to celebrate this symbol of our nation and we continue to honor the flag to this day. On this day in 1933, the United States launched the first naval vessel, the USS Ranger, that was designed and built to be an aircraft carrier. As we have seen in several postings about the Pacific battles of World War II; it was made notorious by the use of four Japanese aircraft carriers in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

This day also saw the first U.S. patent issued to Samuel Colt in 1836 for a revolver, a weapon capable of firing multiple rounds without reloading. This gun would tame the west, but not until after it made a major difference during the Civil War. The use of superior weapons like the Colt revolver and rifles (later made by Winchester) enabled the Union forces to win many battles because of their multiple-firing capability, but also by the ability to use ammunition  made by several manufacturers; interchangeable ammunition overcame the problem faced by the confederates when weapons were unable to use the munitions available.

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Also, on this day in 1870 we honored the first African American member of the U.S. Congress. Hiram S. Revels was sworn in to complete the unexpired term of former Confederate States of America president. Also on this day, Cassius Clay dethroned Sonny Liston in seven rounds to win the Heavyweight Boxing title. Not long after that match, Clay announced his joining the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

Well, this day, February 25th, has had quite a history. It is now time to proceed to examine some of the other events that are associated with day in history... GLB

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“I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong. No Vietcong ever called me Nigger.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.”
— Muhammad Ali

“No, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder kill and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slavemasters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?[
— Muhammad Ali

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
— Muhammad Ali

“No, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder kill and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slavemasters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end.”
— Muhammad Ali

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Introductory Comments:

JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbThis day was distinguished by a three major events in legal history. In 1803, the United States Supreme Court, under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall (one of the Founding Fathers), passed down a series of decisions that helped define the boundaries between federal rights and states rights under our Constitution. Among these decisions, the case of Marbury v. Madison defined the dominance of federal rights over the states in several major areas. This day in 1841 also saw former President John Quincy Adams, the son of our second President, John Adams, defend the rebellious slaves who were being transported aboard the La Amistad before the U.S. Supreme Court. And, finally, this day in 1868 witnessed the Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson before the U.S. House of Representatives for firing his Secretary of War; he would be acquitted by the U.S. Senate later.

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This day also witnessed a couple of significant battles during our country’s history. In 1836, General Santa Anna lead the Mexican forces against the Texan’s using the Alamo as their fortification in San Antonio. These brave Americans were fighting to create an independent Republic in Texas. Santa Anna’s forces stormed the Alamo on March 6th, Killing most of the Alamo’s defenders, including General Travis. Also on this day in 1991, the coalition forces, under a United Nations mandate, began their ground campaign against the forces of Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi troops; the coalition forces were fighting to restore Kuwait’s independence. The well-coordinated forces of the coalition successfully routed the Iraqi troops.

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On a different note, this day in 1942 found a new shortwave radio broadcast, the Voice of America, beamed into the countries of occupied Europe with news from America. These broadcasts spread the news of what was actually happening in World War II, whether good news for the Allies or bad. This service was later expanded to include the Mediterranean and North Africa theaters as well as the Pacific theater of war. These broadcasts continued during the Cold War and into the present. Broadcasts were in the language of the various cultural and national groups around the world.

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“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”
— Sam Houston

“Whether his policy was right or wrong, he built up the glory of the nation.”
— Sam Houston

“A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.”
— Sam Houston

“I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone.”
— Sam Houston

“I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.”
— Sam Houston

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Introductory Comments:

JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbThe big events of today in history are the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 and the raising the American flag over the volcanic peak of Mount Suribachi on the desolate Pacific island of Iwo Jima in 1945. Both of these battles were costly in terms of American lives but were fought for vastly different reasons. The Alamo’s defenders represented those brave Americans who had settled in the Texas territory that belonged to the Republic of Mexico; it was part of the attempt to establish a new, independent republic in Texas. These defenders were greatly outnumbered by the forces of General Santa Ana.

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In the Battle for Iwo Jima, our American marines were attempted to take this volcanic atoll from the Japanese in order to set up air bases for the new Boeing B-29s that could carry the air war to the Japanese home islands. These bases were needed by the Army Air Force, but the Japanese defenders fought hard in the defense of the island. On this day, a group of Marines fought their way to the top of Mount Suribachi, the highest point on the island, and raised the American Stars and Stripes; this image became the iconic representation of the island-hopping battles across the Pacific. Within weeks, most of the Marines who had taken this high ground, including the photographer, were dead. Long may we cherish their memory and sacrifice.

Other events of the day included advances in both science and civil rights. In 1857, the German physicist, Heinrich Hertz, was born in Hamburg, Germany. Hertz would be the first person to demonstrate the broadcasting and receiving of electromagnetic waves, radio waves, to the world. This discovery enabled Marconi to build the first radio for which Marconi received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909. On the home front, school children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received the first vaccinations against polio using the vaccine developed by Jonas Salk. This was the beginning of the end of the disease that had disfigured so many, including our President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in previous years.

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These were two major advances in science that have changed our world. We no longer have hospitals filled with “iron lungs” to keep unfortunate individuals stricken by polio. And who can imagine a world without radio? Remember, the wireless network connections that we have in cafes, hotels, and our homes would not exist without the pioneering work on radio waves done be Heinrich Hertz. And our cell phones, as well, benefit from this technology.

On the civil rights front, Frank E. Petersen, Jr., a U.S. Marine, was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General (1 Star) in 1979. He became the first Black marine to reach such a rank; he would reach the rank of Lieutenant General (3 Stars) by the time he retired in 1988. One might react with surprise that it has taken so long for a talented Black man to reach such a rank if it were not so sad. We must always be aware of the need to recognize talent where it lies, disregarding color or gender lines!

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“Be always sure you are right – then go ahead.”
— Davy Crockett

“I have always supported measures and principles and not men.”
— Davy Crockett

“I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.”
— Davy Crockett

“Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.”
— Davy Crockett

“The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit.”
— Davy Crockett

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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbToday was marked by the birth of the leader of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and the First President of the United States under the Constitution — George Washington. This day was celebrated as a federal holiday up until the honoring of the birth of all presidents on President’s Day in 1971; this day is celebrated on the third Monday of February under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Because of the proximity of the traditional Washington’s Birthday holiday on February 22nd and this new President’s Day, many still refer to it as Washington’s Birthday.

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Other events occurring on this day in history include the acquisition of the Florida Territory from Spain in 1819 and the victory of our U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team over the highly favored Soviet team in the 1980s Winter Olympics. Our team went on to win the Gold Medal by their victory over Finland a few days later..

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“The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.”
— George Washington

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”
— George Washington

“Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.”
— George Washington

“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.”
— George Washington

“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”
— George Washington

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Commentary:

JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thumb_[2]_thumbToday we look at the third set of six (out of eighteen) African American women athletes who have had major impact on several sports during the 20th century. Many of these individuals are still alive and continue to work for the improvement of the status and experience of Blacks Women Athletes, both in the United States and abroad. Many of these athletes have helped to fight for the rights of the Black people in this country from slavery to freedom. These athletes have provided us with first-class entertainment on the tennis court, track and field venues (especially at the Olympic Games), and in other stadiums and arenas across the country. Many of these feats have been accomplished during the post-World War II decades. These women continue to fight for the rich heritage of the African American Women and provide role models to the young Black American females.

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This is the third installment of a three part series that celebrates lives and achievements of these selected eighteen women athletes. It is, by necessity, a long document, but it details the lives and representative work of these very talented individuals.

Let us celebrate the lives and feats of these women who used their athletic talents for the cause of the African American people and the Civil Rights movement. We now will proceed to examine the lives and works of these African American Women in more detailGLB

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“Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it.”
— Maurice Greene

“As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day.”
— Michael Jordan

“Athletes know kids look up to them, and it’s important for athletes to be responsible.”
— Deion Sanders

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Commentary:

JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thumb_[2]Today we look at the second set of six out of eighteen African American women athletes who have had major impact on several sports during the 20th century. Many of these individuals are still alive and continue to work for the improvement of the status and experience of Blacks Women Athletes, both in the United States and abroad. Many of these athletes have helped to fight for the rights of the Black people in this country from slavery to freedom. These athletes have provided us with first-class entertainment on the tennis court, track and field venues (especially at the Olympic Games), and in other stadiums and arenas across the country. Much of these feats have been accomplished during the post-World War II decades. These women continue to fight for the rich heritage of the African American Women and provide role models to the young Black American females.

This is the second installment of a three part series that celebrates lives and achievements of these selected eighteen women athletes. It is, by necessity, a long document, but it details the lives and representative work of these very talented individuals.

Let us celebrate the lives and feats of these women who used their athletic talents for the cause of the African American people and the Civil Rights movement. We now will proceed to examine the lives and works of these African American Women in more detailGLB
    

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“Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it.”
— Maurice Greene

“As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day.”
— Michael Jordan

“Athletes know kids look up to them, and it’s important for athletes to be responsible.”
— Deion Sanders

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