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On Nov. 28, 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.

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On this day in history, 28th of Nov. 2020, The Deepundergroundpoetry organization birth a Star, and his name is Javeli.

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Javeli said:On this day in history, 28th of Nov. 2020, The Deepundergroundpoetry organization birth a Star, and his name is Javeli.

Confidence is a good thing
Being humble and modest
Keeps you grounded

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Love this thread, Backmomentarily. I am a total history buff so will be following it closely!

Today is a particularly controversial day in 1947, the U.N. voted for partition of Palestine to create an independent Jewish state. I have Jewish heritage; however, what was done to Palestinians is no different than what was done to the Native Americans here in the U.S. in regards to land and homes being stripped from families - what a trail of tears that was.

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On this day in history...1970...a 14 year old Harry decided not to grow up.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, popularly known as Mark Twain, was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, and spent his childhood in nearby Hannibal. Twain is best known for the novels set in his boyhood world beside the Mississippi River, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer External (1876) and his masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn External (1884).

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On December 4, 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity.

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Day of Infamy

Pearl Harbor attack, surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, which precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II. Learn more about the details and significance of the attack in this article.

https://www.britannica.com/event/Pearl-Harbor-attack

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. ~ Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

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On this day in history
December 10, 1987
My youngest son was four days old
Weight at birth 5lb4oz
Not a premee
He was laying on his tummy when I called his name he lifts  himself on to his forarms (elbows) with head up like a little turtle looking for eye contact  
I have never seen a child that age who was more aware than this

And so he has carried that on in his life

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On this day 60 years ago-January 25, 1961

President John F. Kennedy held the nation's first-ever live televised news conference. I feel the contrast is remarkable compared to today's news conferences.

Watch the entire news conference here via You Tube.

https://youtu.be/lFde6u-OPj8

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On January 22nd, 1901, Queen Victoria (b.1819) died.
Her reputation for prudishness appears well-founded. Required reading was Lady Gough's Book of Etiquette (1863) which recommended that books by male and female authors should not be in close proximity on library shelves - unless the authors were married, such as Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Winston Churchill (b.1874) died on January 24th, 1965.

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BM,

Been on the site since Nov 22: first as Myanus, my real name in the my bio, and then just went to my own name after seeing what's up

Deciding whether to play on this thread. So….
what we all know: History repeats itself and ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

Just to be clear, judging from the posts I’ve just seen:
This thread is not really for posting what happens on this date in history,
but rather pick a date in history to make a personal or political point?

If this the case, I assume this thread will go boom! –and keep booming.

Peace, Andrés

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The Life of Robert Burns

“January 25th is Burns Night, a celebration of the life and works of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. The ritual of the Burns Supper was started by close friends of the poet a few years after his death, and invariably involves a lot of poetry, whisky and haggis (the 'Chieftain O’ The Puddin’ Race') as well as a recital of his most famous work, ‘Address To A Haggis’.”

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Robert-Rabbie-Burns/

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Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. I post this every year somewhere in memory of David Berger.

Amid our remembrance of those such as David, whose greatest wish when facing death was simply to be remembered, may we refuse to allow genocide in any form to ever happen again.

"...I should like someone to remember that there once lived a person named David Berger." -- David Berger (in his last letter, Vilna, 1941)

The above is a painting I did two decades ago, framed it in an original 1940's photo frame ( with the newspaper's of that same date on the back ) I found at an antique shop.

May we never forget.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren

For those who would take a moment. I can't get through it without crying like a baby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR06QkEZX6zv3q05c4wCtn6_khYiDN0sVrUZeI5fa7g1JguiruwcgJbcSIU&v=PxGcFx-vDuM&feature=youtu.be

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