Category Archives: History

TCS: To Honor Seneca Falls, Words That Could Only Be Written By Women

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ For I conclude that … Continue reading

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June 30, 1966 – National Organization for Women Day

June 30, 1966 – National Organization for Women Day: the largest U.S feminist organization is launched, and begins organizing immediately. Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Pauli Murray, and Gloria Steinem were among its first leaders. They were attending the Third National Conference … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Watch Day

June 19th is National Watch Day. It was launched in 2017 as part of a celebration of the history and art of watchmaking at Nordstrom department stores. German inventor Peter Heinlein invented the mainspring, and by 1524 he was producing … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944 – The Sea Was White-Crested and Angry

June 6, 1944: D-Day Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, Operation Overlord, the biggest seaborne invasion in history, marking the start of the liberation of France, and beginning the final phase of WWII in Europe. Around 150,000 troops … Continue reading

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TCS: Dawn Was Theirs and Sunset – In Memoriam

   Good Morning ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ War does not … Continue reading

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March 28 – When a Solar Eclipse Stopped a Battle

May 28, 585 BC – According to the ancient Greek historian and geographer Herodotus, a solar eclipse occurred, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The eclipse was interpreted as an omen, which stopped a battle … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

May 27, 2016 – Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet surviving victims of the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, known as Hibakusha (“explosion-affected people”). He called for a nuclear-free future “in … Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Attempted Insurrection in Washington DC

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.As nations become corrupt and vicious, theyhave more need of masters.”   – Benjamin Franklin “In questions of power, then, let no more be saidof confidence in man, but bind him down frommischief by the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 6, 2020

Dear Readers: This is my last post at Flower for Socrates. Please see yesterday’s TCS: Some Last Thoughts   October 6th is American Libraries Day * Mad Hatter Day * National Badger Day National Noodle Day Physician Assistant Day _______________________________ MORE! Settimia … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 5, 2020

October 5th is Apple Betty Day Chic Spy Day * Do Something Nice Day World Teacher’s Day * International Day of No Prostitution * _______________________________ MORE! Bing Xin, Chief Joseph and Zahida Hina, click

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