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  • Today on February 16, 1923, renowned British archaeologist Howard Carter discovers the Sarcophagus of Tutankhamun, better known as King Tut.
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Howard Carter was one of the world’s most distinguished archaeologists and leading Egyptologists. He began his career as an artist, drawing detailed pictures of countless artifacts and tombs in Egypt. Following the end of World War I in 1918, Carter resumed his excavation work in Egypt but with limited success. His main financier, Lord Carnarvon, grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress. He warned Carter that he only had one more season to find something of substance before being cut off. The challenge for archeologists was finding tombs that were still intact. Throughout the 19th century, people flocked to Egypt in the hopes of finding gold and valuable artifacts.
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On November 4, 1922, the gamble finally paid off. A young boy suddenly discovered an entrance to an unmarked tomb while playing in the sand. The boy had been working as a water fetcher for Howard Carter and his team. The crew began feverishly excavating the site. They soon fell upon a stone stairway leading down to a sealed door. A month later, Howard Carter entered the tomb, finding a massive collection of gold, artifacts, and treasures. The tomb contained several golden shrines, weapons, chariots, and clothing. On February 16, 1923, he opened the innermost chamber of the complex and saw the iconic Sarcophagus of King Tut.
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  • Today on February 16, 1923, renowned British archaeologist Howard Carter discovers the Sarcophagus of Tutankhamun, better known as King Tut.
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    Howard Carter was one of the world’s most distinguished archaeologists and leading Egyptologists. He began his career as an artist, drawing detailed pictures of countless artifacts and tombs in Egypt. Following the end of World War I in 1918, Carter resumed his excavation work in Egypt but with limited success. His main financier, Lord Carnarvon, grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress. He warned Carter that he only had one more season to find something of substance before being cut off. The challenge for archeologists was finding tombs that were still intact. Throughout the 19th century, people flocked to Egypt in the hopes of finding gold and valuable artifacts.
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    On November 4, 1922, the gamble finally paid off. A young boy suddenly discovered an entrance to an unmarked tomb while playing in the sand. The boy had been working as a water fetcher for Howard Carter and his team. The crew began feverishly excavating the site. They soon fell upon a stone stairway leading down to a sealed door. A month later, Howard Carter entered the tomb, finding a massive collection of gold, artifacts, and treasures. The tomb contained several golden shrines, weapons, chariots, and clothing. On February 16, 1923, he opened the innermost chamber of the complex and saw the iconic Sarcophagus of King Tut.
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  • 3,003 22 16 February, 2020
  • Persatuan Umat Bukan Ide Kaleng-kaleng, Masyumi Pernah Jadi Buktinya
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Pahlawan itu bukan ditentukan oleh tempat dimana dia dimakamkan, tetapi ditentukan oleh jasa-jasanya. ~Mohammad Roem, Tokoh Masyumi.

Ada sebuah legenda, kerinduan dan rasa kagum pada satu masa di negeri kita, dimana para ulama berkumpul di satu wadah; Masyumi.  Partai Masyumi digerakkan oleh 2 kekuatan besar; para kyai religius dan para alim yang sederhana. Sebuah kombinasi yang mengagumkan  Bayangkan sebuah wadah politik berisi KH. Hasyim Asyari, Mohammad Natsir, Hamka, Bey Arifin, Hasbi AsShiddiqie. Mereka semua orang hebat  Partai Masyumi adalah sebuah kesepakatan Umat Islam untuk berjuang secara damai demi tegaknya syariat Islam di wajah Indonesia.

Masyumi adalah tanda bukti bahwa Umat Islam dahulu rukun damai, walau banyak ormas dan bendera, untuk Islam mereka lebur jadi satu bendera "Islam itu kalau besar tidak melanda, kalau tinggi malah melindungi" disampaikan Natsir di sidang Konstituante saat membahas dasar negara (1956-1959)

Ada dewan syura yang diisi Alim Ulama senior semisal KH Hasjim Asyari dan Ki Bagus Hadikusumo, harmoni NU dan Muhammadiyah  Masyumi membuat kagum lawan dan kawan, sebab di dalamnya banyak sekali aktifis dan pejuang besar. Basis massanya sangat kuat dan mapan.

Masyumi menjadi partai profesional di zamannya, sebab pimpinan hariannya diisi oleh alumni perhimpunan Indonesia, & alumni pendidikan barat yang berpikir islami. Ketika PNI dan PKI mendulang suara dengan uang dan sogokan, Masyumi berdiri gagah dengan 10 juta kadernya, tanpa sogokan raih kemenangan.  Dalam Anggaran Dasarnya, Masyumi memulai dengan Ali Imran 112, menjelaskan mengapa kaum Ad dan Tsamud ditimpa bencana. Sebab jauh dari agama  Partai Masyumi memandang Indonesia bukan sebagai medan perang golongan.
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  • Persatuan Umat Bukan Ide Kaleng-kaleng, Masyumi Pernah Jadi Buktinya
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    @edgarhamas

    Pahlawan itu bukan ditentukan oleh tempat dimana dia dimakamkan, tetapi ditentukan oleh jasa-jasanya. ~Mohammad Roem, Tokoh Masyumi.

    Ada sebuah legenda, kerinduan dan rasa kagum pada satu masa di negeri kita, dimana para ulama berkumpul di satu wadah; Masyumi. Partai Masyumi digerakkan oleh 2 kekuatan besar; para kyai religius dan para alim yang sederhana. Sebuah kombinasi yang mengagumkan Bayangkan sebuah wadah politik berisi KH. Hasyim Asyari, Mohammad Natsir, Hamka, Bey Arifin, Hasbi AsShiddiqie. Mereka semua orang hebat Partai Masyumi adalah sebuah kesepakatan Umat Islam untuk berjuang secara damai demi tegaknya syariat Islam di wajah Indonesia.

    Masyumi adalah tanda bukti bahwa Umat Islam dahulu rukun damai, walau banyak ormas dan bendera, untuk Islam mereka lebur jadi satu bendera "Islam itu kalau besar tidak melanda, kalau tinggi malah melindungi" disampaikan Natsir di sidang Konstituante saat membahas dasar negara (1956-1959)

    Ada dewan syura yang diisi Alim Ulama senior semisal KH Hasjim Asyari dan Ki Bagus Hadikusumo, harmoni NU dan Muhammadiyah Masyumi membuat kagum lawan dan kawan, sebab di dalamnya banyak sekali aktifis dan pejuang besar. Basis massanya sangat kuat dan mapan.

    Masyumi menjadi partai profesional di zamannya, sebab pimpinan hariannya diisi oleh alumni perhimpunan Indonesia, & alumni pendidikan barat yang berpikir islami. Ketika PNI dan PKI mendulang suara dengan uang dan sogokan, Masyumi berdiri gagah dengan 10 juta kadernya, tanpa sogokan raih kemenangan. Dalam Anggaran Dasarnya, Masyumi memulai dengan Ali Imran 112, menjelaskan mengapa kaum Ad dan Tsamud ditimpa bencana. Sebab jauh dari agama Partai Masyumi memandang Indonesia bukan sebagai medan perang golongan.
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  • Today on February 14, 1779, Captain Cook was killed by a group of indigenous Hawaiians while trying to flee with their king.
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As one of Britain’s most famed and accomplished explorers, Captain James Cook led three major voyages throughout his career. He sailed to many parts of the world, from Canada to South America to Australia and New Zealand. On April 17, 1770, Cook’s First Voyage discovered New Zealand and chartered much of Eastern Australia for Britain. After becoming the first man to cross the Antarctic Circle, he definitively proved that the mysterious continent of Terra Australis did not exist. The constant voyaging left little time for raising a family. He and his wife Elizabeth Butts spent more than half of their marriage apart from one another. The couple gave birth to six children — but three died in their infancy.
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On July 12, 1776, Third (and final) Voyage of Captain Cook left Britain in search of the Northwest Passage (a northern seaway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans). The voyage failed to find the elusive passage and ended up near the Hawaiian archipelago. After circling the islands for several weeks, the two vessels anchored at Kealakekua Bay near today’s Big Island. Captain Cook and the crew made landfall. The indigenous population initially believed the British explorers were incarnations of their god, Lono. After staying for a month, tensions broke out between the two groups.
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  • Today on February 14, 1779, Captain Cook was killed by a group of indigenous Hawaiians while trying to flee with their king.
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    As one of Britain’s most famed and accomplished explorers, Captain James Cook led three major voyages throughout his career. He sailed to many parts of the world, from Canada to South America to Australia and New Zealand. On April 17, 1770, Cook’s First Voyage discovered New Zealand and chartered much of Eastern Australia for Britain. After becoming the first man to cross the Antarctic Circle, he definitively proved that the mysterious continent of Terra Australis did not exist. The constant voyaging left little time for raising a family. He and his wife Elizabeth Butts spent more than half of their marriage apart from one another. The couple gave birth to six children — but three died in their infancy.
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    On July 12, 1776, Third (and final) Voyage of Captain Cook left Britain in search of the Northwest Passage (a northern seaway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans). The voyage failed to find the elusive passage and ended up near the Hawaiian archipelago. After circling the islands for several weeks, the two vessels anchored at Kealakekua Bay near today’s Big Island. Captain Cook and the crew made landfall. The indigenous population initially believed the British explorers were incarnations of their god, Lono. After staying for a month, tensions broke out between the two groups.
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  • 1,376 49 14 February, 2020
  • Perempuan di Balik kisah Musa
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Laki-laki dan Perempuan sama-sama 23 kali disebutkan dalam Al-Quran, menandakan adanya keseimbangan perhatian Allah kepada keduanya
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Seperti kisahnya Musa AS. Meski tokoh utamanya adalah seorang lelaki, alur ceritanya penuh diisi oleh perjuangan para perempuan. Perempuan yang Allah tak sebut namanya, tapi Allah abadikan peranannya sebagai bentuk penjagaan Allah kepada mereka. Begitu halus penjagaan Allah kepada perempuan, sampai wanita yang buruk sekalipun Allah tak sebut namanya seperti Istri Abu Lahab, Nuh AS , dan Luth AS
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Kisah ini berawal dari Raja yang bermimpi ada seorang laki-laki yg akan meruntuhkan kekuasaannya. Takut, lalu ia membunuh setiap bayi laki-laki yang ada. Di lain tempat ada seorang Ibu yang begitu menyayangi putranya, mendapat Ilham dari Tuhannya untuk membiarkan sungai menghanyutkannya. Meski berat dirasa, tapi ia yakin Allah tak mungkin menguji seseorang diluar batas kemampuannya
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Bayi itupun hanyut mendatangi istana raja. Semua bayi dibunuh, terkecuali satu bayi yg diselamatkan oleh permaisuri raja. “Dan Istri Firaun berkata, (dia) adalah penyejuk mata hati bagiku dan bagimu. Janganlah kamu membunuhnya, mudah-mudahan dia bermanfaat kepada kita atau kita ambil dia menjadi anak, sedang mereka tak menyadari” (Al-Qasas:9). Hanya perasaan perempuan yang bisa meruntuhkan keegoisan seorang paling durjana
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Lalu kisah ini bercerita tentang kasih sayang kakak perempuan yang rela menyusuri sungai memastikan bahwa adik laki-lakinya baik-baik saja. Bayi itu lalu menangis karena lapar, namun Allah cegah ia menyusui kepada perempuan-perempuan yang ingin menyusuinya. Kakaknya pun memberitahu untuk mengembalikannya pada Ibunya (Baca :Al-Qasas 12)
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  • Perempuan di Balik kisah Musa
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    Kontributor : @zidnirobbiimani_
    Gen Saladin | @gen.saladin | t.me/gensaladin
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    Laki-laki dan Perempuan sama-sama 23 kali disebutkan dalam Al-Quran, menandakan adanya keseimbangan perhatian Allah kepada keduanya
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    Seperti kisahnya Musa AS. Meski tokoh utamanya adalah seorang lelaki, alur ceritanya penuh diisi oleh perjuangan para perempuan. Perempuan yang Allah tak sebut namanya, tapi Allah abadikan peranannya sebagai bentuk penjagaan Allah kepada mereka. Begitu halus penjagaan Allah kepada perempuan, sampai wanita yang buruk sekalipun Allah tak sebut namanya seperti Istri Abu Lahab, Nuh AS , dan Luth AS
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    Kisah ini berawal dari Raja yang bermimpi ada seorang laki-laki yg akan meruntuhkan kekuasaannya. Takut, lalu ia membunuh setiap bayi laki-laki yang ada. Di lain tempat ada seorang Ibu yang begitu menyayangi putranya, mendapat Ilham dari Tuhannya untuk membiarkan sungai menghanyutkannya. Meski berat dirasa, tapi ia yakin Allah tak mungkin menguji seseorang diluar batas kemampuannya
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    Bayi itupun hanyut mendatangi istana raja. Semua bayi dibunuh, terkecuali satu bayi yg diselamatkan oleh permaisuri raja. “Dan Istri Firaun berkata, (dia) adalah penyejuk mata hati bagiku dan bagimu. Janganlah kamu membunuhnya, mudah-mudahan dia bermanfaat kepada kita atau kita ambil dia menjadi anak, sedang mereka tak menyadari” (Al-Qasas:9). Hanya perasaan perempuan yang bisa meruntuhkan keegoisan seorang paling durjana
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    Lalu kisah ini bercerita tentang kasih sayang kakak perempuan yang rela menyusuri sungai memastikan bahwa adik laki-lakinya baik-baik saja. Bayi itu lalu menangis karena lapar, namun Allah cegah ia menyusui kepada perempuan-perempuan yang ingin menyusuinya. Kakaknya pun memberitahu untuk mengembalikannya pada Ibunya (Baca :Al-Qasas 12)
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  • 2,908 31 22 February, 2020
  • Today on February 3, 1451, Mehmed the Conqueror became the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire for the second time.
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Mehmed II, nicknamed Mehmed the Conqueror, was one of the greatest sultans to rule over the Ottoman Empire. He led a series of successful military campaigns across Anatolia and the Balkans. After briefly ruling as a young teenager, he was dethroned by his father Murad II.  In 1444, Murad abdicated in favor of a peaceful retirement. But due to severe external and internal threats, he came out of retirement to temporarily manage the army and state affairs. During this time, Mehmed still considered himself the legal Sultan yet remained disconnected from the empire’s day-to-day affairs. In 1451, he symbolically became the Sultan again after Murad’s death. His future territorial conquests would shape the foundation of the Ottoman Empire for centuries to come.
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  • Today on February 3, 1451, Mehmed the Conqueror became the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire for the second time.
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    Mehmed II, nicknamed Mehmed the Conqueror, was one of the greatest sultans to rule over the Ottoman Empire. He led a series of successful military campaigns across Anatolia and the Balkans. After briefly ruling as a young teenager, he was dethroned by his father Murad II. In 1444, Murad abdicated in favor of a peaceful retirement. But due to severe external and internal threats, he came out of retirement to temporarily manage the army and state affairs. During this time, Mehmed still considered himself the legal Sultan yet remained disconnected from the empire’s day-to-day affairs. In 1451, he symbolically became the Sultan again after Murad’s death. His future territorial conquests would shape the foundation of the Ottoman Empire for centuries to come.
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  • 2,520 73 3 February, 2020
  • 1. Dimana posisi kita di garis naik turun peradaban Islam? Nampaknya menjadi pertanyaan yang besar untuk direnungi dengan mendalam.

2. Kita sebagai Umat Islam secara global yang hidup di tahun 2020, 96 tahun setelah Negara Utsmani tumbang oleh Yahudi Mustafa Kamal.

3. Sebagai renungan, kejatuhan Negara Utsmaniyah tak lepas dari faktor internal; yakni jatuhnya moril dan akhlak umat Islam. Agama saat itu hanya dipandang sebagai formalitas, sedangkan ruh perjuangan sedang mati suri.

4. Judi disemarak sebagai simbol modernisme, wanita berlomba melepas jilbab, menuntut emansipasi semu yang ujungnya; rusaknya tatanan sosial. Koran Turki waktu itu menyebutkan bahwa judi dan miras adalah keharusan sebuah peradaban modern.

5. Segala hal inderawi yang berbau barat diambil; mode pakaian, gaya hidup, cara makan, membabi buta diikuti padahal itu tak patut ditiru.
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"Dari sini", tulis seorang pemikir Islam, "paham westernisasi yang menyerukan reformasi dengan cara Barat berupaya meniru Eropa dalam segala hal, maka mereka jatuh dalam kerusakan sebelum berusaha mengokohkan dirinya dengan kemajuan ilmu dan materi."
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6. Apa yang terjadi di Turki -ibukota Kekhalifahan saat itu- berdampak sangat riskan bagi negeri sekitarnya, terutama Mesir dan wilayah Syam.

7. Rentang waktu 1920-1970an jadi episode terburuk; Islam ditinggal, tanah dijajah, dan kapitalis-komunis jadi alternatif pemikiran. Di Mesir berkembang sosialisme, di Suriah tumbuh liberalisme, begitupula negeri lain.

8. Itulah mengapa, jika kawan semua melihat film & drama produksi periode itu, tak akan ditemui wanita berjilbab. Yang ada perempuan perokok, lalu opera ala barat menjamur di ibukota kaum Muslimin.

9. "Tahun 1970, tak kutemukan satupun wanita berjilbab di Alexandria", tulis DR Musa Syarif. Jangankan Asia, Arab pun kala itu sangat jauh dari Islam.
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  • 1. Dimana posisi kita di garis naik turun peradaban Islam? Nampaknya menjadi pertanyaan yang besar untuk direnungi dengan mendalam.

    2. Kita sebagai Umat Islam secara global yang hidup di tahun 2020, 96 tahun setelah Negara Utsmani tumbang oleh Yahudi Mustafa Kamal.

    3. Sebagai renungan, kejatuhan Negara Utsmaniyah tak lepas dari faktor internal; yakni jatuhnya moril dan akhlak umat Islam. Agama saat itu hanya dipandang sebagai formalitas, sedangkan ruh perjuangan sedang mati suri.

    4. Judi disemarak sebagai simbol modernisme, wanita berlomba melepas jilbab, menuntut emansipasi semu yang ujungnya; rusaknya tatanan sosial. Koran Turki waktu itu menyebutkan bahwa judi dan miras adalah keharusan sebuah peradaban modern.

    5. Segala hal inderawi yang berbau barat diambil; mode pakaian, gaya hidup, cara makan, membabi buta diikuti padahal itu tak patut ditiru.
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    "Dari sini", tulis seorang pemikir Islam, "paham westernisasi yang menyerukan reformasi dengan cara Barat berupaya meniru Eropa dalam segala hal, maka mereka jatuh dalam kerusakan sebelum berusaha mengokohkan dirinya dengan kemajuan ilmu dan materi."
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    6. Apa yang terjadi di Turki -ibukota Kekhalifahan saat itu- berdampak sangat riskan bagi negeri sekitarnya, terutama Mesir dan wilayah Syam.

    7. Rentang waktu 1920-1970an jadi episode terburuk; Islam ditinggal, tanah dijajah, dan kapitalis-komunis jadi alternatif pemikiran. Di Mesir berkembang sosialisme, di Suriah tumbuh liberalisme, begitupula negeri lain.

    8. Itulah mengapa, jika kawan semua melihat film & drama produksi periode itu, tak akan ditemui wanita berjilbab. Yang ada perempuan perokok, lalu opera ala barat menjamur di ibukota kaum Muslimin.

    9. "Tahun 1970, tak kutemukan satupun wanita berjilbab di Alexandria", tulis DR Musa Syarif. Jangankan Asia, Arab pun kala itu sangat jauh dari Islam.
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  • 4,085 76 21 February, 2020
  • Today on February 8, 1807, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte suffers his first significant inconclusive outcome at the Battle of Eylau. •••••
Fought between the French and Russian armies, the Battle of Eylau took place near present-day Kaliningrad, Russia. The conflict was part of the War of the Fourth Coalition between the French Empire and the allied forces of Prussia, Russia, Sweden, Saxony, and the United Kingdom. The bloody two-day Battle of Eylau resulted in Napoleon Bonaparte's first inconclusive outcome on the battlefield.
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  • Today on February 8, 1807, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte suffers his first significant inconclusive outcome at the Battle of Eylau. •••••
    Fought between the French and Russian armies, the Battle of Eylau took place near present-day Kaliningrad, Russia. The conflict was part of the War of the Fourth Coalition between the French Empire and the allied forces of Prussia, Russia, Sweden, Saxony, and the United Kingdom. The bloody two-day Battle of Eylau resulted in Napoleon Bonaparte's first inconclusive outcome on the battlefield.
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  • 1,723 24 8 February, 2020
  • Today on February 10th 1814, Napoleon achieves his last string of impressive victories during the Six Days’ Campaign against the advancing coalition armies.
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The once mighty and unstoppable Napoleon Bonaparte was now on the defensive. His European rivals recently formed the Sixth Coalition to defeat him. The alliance consisted of Austria, Britain, Prussia, Spain and Russia. The ultimate goal was to force the French Emperor into submission and significantly reduce his tight grip over the continent. Only a few months earlier, Napoleon suffered a major defeat at the Battle of Leipzig in Saxony (present day Germany). He managed to tactically retreat back to France with his remaining soldiers and attempted to defend his homeland. However, the defeat of Leipzig was largely overshadowed by the entire collapse of Napoleon’s Grande Armee in the failed Invasion of Russia in 1812.
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The Six Days’ Campaign was a last string of victories for the French Emperor, as he desperately tried to fend off his advancing enemies. The Prussian forces under General von Blucher led the initial advance into northwestern France and were rapidly closing in on Paris. Napoleon miraculously managed to defeat Blucher’s army four times at the Battles of Champaubert, Montmirail, Château-Thierry and Vauchamps. His heavily outnumbered army of only 30,000 soldiers inflicted almost 20,000 casualties on the Prussian army. Generally speaking, military historians consider this to be a masterful display of meticulously tactical maneuvering.
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Napoleon had hoped his enemies would be forced into winter quarters and eventually negotiate for peace terms. However, their resolve to crush him was unwavering. A combined Russian and Prussian force continued marching directly on Paris. As a last stand, he ordered the entire city to rise up against the invaders and defend the French capital. Since Paris was an open city with minimal fortifications, it quickly fell into enemy hands. Napoleon was forced to announce his unconditional abdication and sign the Treaty of Fontainebleau on April 11, 1814. He was immediately exiled to the island of Elba.
  • Today on February 10th 1814, Napoleon achieves his last string of impressive victories during the Six Days’ Campaign against the advancing coalition armies.
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    The once mighty and unstoppable Napoleon Bonaparte was now on the defensive. His European rivals recently formed the Sixth Coalition to defeat him. The alliance consisted of Austria, Britain, Prussia, Spain and Russia. The ultimate goal was to force the French Emperor into submission and significantly reduce his tight grip over the continent. Only a few months earlier, Napoleon suffered a major defeat at the Battle of Leipzig in Saxony (present day Germany). He managed to tactically retreat back to France with his remaining soldiers and attempted to defend his homeland. However, the defeat of Leipzig was largely overshadowed by the entire collapse of Napoleon’s Grande Armee in the failed Invasion of Russia in 1812.
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    The Six Days’ Campaign was a last string of victories for the French Emperor, as he desperately tried to fend off his advancing enemies. The Prussian forces under General von Blucher led the initial advance into northwestern France and were rapidly closing in on Paris. Napoleon miraculously managed to defeat Blucher’s army four times at the Battles of Champaubert, Montmirail, Château-Thierry and Vauchamps. His heavily outnumbered army of only 30,000 soldiers inflicted almost 20,000 casualties on the Prussian army. Generally speaking, military historians consider this to be a masterful display of meticulously tactical maneuvering.
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    Napoleon had hoped his enemies would be forced into winter quarters and eventually negotiate for peace terms. However, their resolve to crush him was unwavering. A combined Russian and Prussian force continued marching directly on Paris. As a last stand, he ordered the entire city to rise up against the invaders and defend the French capital. Since Paris was an open city with minimal fortifications, it quickly fell into enemy hands. Napoleon was forced to announce his unconditional abdication and sign the Treaty of Fontainebleau on April 11, 1814. He was immediately exiled to the island of Elba.
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  • On this day in history,  February 22, 1888 self-taught American artist Horace Pippin was born in West Chester Pennsylvania. As a teenager and throughtout his early twenties,  Pippin made a living working in the coal and iron industries and as a porter to help take care of his ill mother. Shortly after, he faithfully served his country in the U.S. military during World War I.He kept an illustrated journal of his war time experience and of it said, "I did not care what or where I went. I asked God to help me, and he did so. And that is the way I came through that terrible and Hellish place. For the whole entire battlefield was hell, so it was no place for any human being to be." During this time, Pippin also lost the use of his right arm after being shot by a sniper. He initially started painting to strengthen his right arm,  and eventually realized that he had a knack for it. The trangressions of slavery and segregation are salient subjects in many of his works. One of his most notable paintings, "John Brown Going to His Hanging," can be viewed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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  • On this day in history, February 22, 1888 self-taught American artist Horace Pippin was born in West Chester Pennsylvania. As a teenager and throughtout his early twenties, Pippin made a living working in the coal and iron industries and as a porter to help take care of his ill mother. Shortly after, he faithfully served his country in the U.S. military during World War I.He kept an illustrated journal of his war time experience and of it said, "I did not care what or where I went. I asked God to help me, and he did so. And that is the way I came through that terrible and Hellish place. For the whole entire battlefield was hell, so it was no place for any human being to be." During this time, Pippin also lost the use of his right arm after being shot by a sniper. He initially started painting to strengthen his right arm, and eventually realized that he had a knack for it. The trangressions of slavery and segregation are salient subjects in many of his works. One of his most notable paintings, "John Brown Going to His Hanging," can be viewed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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  • Adendum to the last post. I was just shy of 18. Spent a small fortune buying both official team USA jerseys (white and blue). Used money I'd saved for the 1979 World Scout Jamboree. It was cancelled because it was scheduled for Tehran, Iran. The Shah fell from power, the thearcratic ayatollahs came to power and the nation plunged into the dark ages.
Back to hockey. Does anyone remember the Miracle On Ice. Or watching the tape delay? It wasn't broadcast live, because no one except Herb Brooks believed we could win. Thank God there was no internet or social media then. ABC and the media kept the outcome a secret until the broadcast a few hours later. 
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  • Adendum to the last post. I was just shy of 18. Spent a small fortune buying both official team USA jerseys (white and blue). Used money I'd saved for the 1979 World Scout Jamboree. It was cancelled because it was scheduled for Tehran, Iran. The Shah fell from power, the thearcratic ayatollahs came to power and the nation plunged into the dark ages.
    Back to hockey. Does anyone remember the Miracle On Ice. Or watching the tape delay? It wasn't broadcast live, because no one except Herb Brooks believed we could win. Thank God there was no internet or social media then. ABC and the media kept the outcome a secret until the broadcast a few hours later.
    Would love to know how you remember this match if you were around for it.

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  • On February 22, 1942, Walter Knott opened the second attraction in Ghost Town—the Covered Wagon Show. Simple as it seemed, the cyclorama by artist Paul von Klieben and characters sculpted by "Andy" Anderson were combined under incandescent and blacklight to create a moving tribute to the trials of western pioneers who came to California by covered wagon. Some consider the attraction to be a tribute to Walter Knott's mother, who came to California in a covered wagon as a child in 1868. The attraction once stood where the rebuilt Golden Trails Hotel stands today before it closed in the 1990s. #TodayInHistory #Knotts100
  • On February 22, 1942, Walter Knott opened the second attraction in Ghost Town—the Covered Wagon Show. Simple as it seemed, the cyclorama by artist Paul von Klieben and characters sculpted by "Andy" Anderson were combined under incandescent and blacklight to create a moving tribute to the trials of western pioneers who came to California by covered wagon. Some consider the attraction to be a tribute to Walter Knott's mother, who came to California in a covered wagon as a child in 1868. The attraction once stood where the rebuilt Golden Trails Hotel stands today before it closed in the 1990s. #TodayInHistory #Knotts100
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  • Today in 1732, US President George Washington is born near Pope’s Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Gaining military recognition during the French and Indian War, here he participated in several of the conflict’s notable operations, including the Battle of Jumonville Glen and the Braddock Expedition. At the start of the American Revolution, he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from May 10 – June 15, 1775, and then as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army from 1775-1783. During this time, he experienced much loss, but became renowned for his courage and leadership. He served as president from 1789-1797, and unaffiliated himself with political parties, in an effort to prevent division of the nation. Washington was unanimously elected president and has been renowned as the “Father of the Country.” He passed away on December 14, 1799. #todayinhistory #history
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  • 40 Years Ago Today The Miracle On Ice
The "Miracle on Ice" was a 1980 Winter Olympics game played between the hosting USA & the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union.
The USSR team consisted primarily of professional players with significant experience in international play. By contrast, the US team,led by head coach Herb Brooks, comprised mostly amateur players. The U.S. was the youngest team in the tournament & in U.S. national team history.
The victory became one of the most iconic moments of the Games & in U.S. sports. Equally well-known was the television call of the final seconds of the game by Al Michaels for ABC, in which he declared: "Do you believe in miracles? YES!" In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" the top sports moment of the 20th century.
Team USA went on to win the Gold Medal by defeating Finland by a score of 4-2.
Ken Morrow won the Stanley Cup in 1980 as a member of the New York Islanders, becoming the first hockey player to win an Olympic gold medal and the Cup in the same year.
Team captain Mike Eruzione did not play any ice hockey after the 1980 Olympics, as he felt that he had accomplished all of his hockey goals with the gold medal win.
Herb Brooks, coached several NHL teams following the Olympics. Brooks then led Team USA to the silver medal in 2002, which included a 3–2 semi-final victory over Russia (the successor to the Soviet Union), the semi-final match coming 22 years to the day after the "Miracle on Ice" game. In 2005, the Olympic Center ice arena in Lake Placid, New York, where the Miracle on Ice took place was renamed in his honor. Herb Brooks little known trivia... In 1960, Brooks competed for a spot on the 1960 USA Ice Hockey Team. He was the last player to be cut from the team that went on to win the Gold Medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California.
PS, If you look closely you can see that team USA Goalie Jim Craig wore the iconic hockey mask before Jason Voorhees made it famous!
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  • 40 Years Ago Today The Miracle On Ice
    The "Miracle on Ice" was a 1980 Winter Olympics game played between the hosting USA & the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union.
    The USSR team consisted primarily of professional players with significant experience in international play. By contrast, the US team,led by head coach Herb Brooks, comprised mostly amateur players. The U.S. was the youngest team in the tournament & in U.S. national team history.
    The victory became one of the most iconic moments of the Games & in U.S. sports. Equally well-known was the television call of the final seconds of the game by Al Michaels for ABC, in which he declared: "Do you believe in miracles? YES!" In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" the top sports moment of the 20th century.
    Team USA went on to win the Gold Medal by defeating Finland by a score of 4-2.
    Ken Morrow won the Stanley Cup in 1980 as a member of the New York Islanders, becoming the first hockey player to win an Olympic gold medal and the Cup in the same year.
    Team captain Mike Eruzione did not play any ice hockey after the 1980 Olympics, as he felt that he had accomplished all of his hockey goals with the gold medal win.
    Herb Brooks, coached several NHL teams following the Olympics. Brooks then led Team USA to the silver medal in 2002, which included a 3–2 semi-final victory over Russia (the successor to the Soviet Union), the semi-final match coming 22 years to the day after the "Miracle on Ice" game. In 2005, the Olympic Center ice arena in Lake Placid, New York, where the Miracle on Ice took place was renamed in his honor. Herb Brooks little known trivia... In 1960, Brooks competed for a spot on the 1960 USA Ice Hockey Team. He was the last player to be cut from the team that went on to win the Gold Medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California.
    PS, If you look closely you can see that team USA Goalie Jim Craig wore the iconic hockey mask before Jason Voorhees made it famous!
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  • Today in HERstory- 1906 – Willa Brown Chapell was born. She was an African American aviator, civil rights activist and lobbyist. She was the first black woman officer in the U.S Civil Air Patrol.
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  • Today in HERstory- 1906 – Willa Brown Chapell was born. She was an African American aviator, civil rights activist and lobbyist. She was the first black woman officer in the U.S Civil Air Patrol.
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  • RePosted @repost4ig • Celebrating writer and Native American activist, Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), who was born on this day - February 22 - in 1876.
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"Born the year of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin was a writer and Native American activist during the early years of the 20th century. She was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and attended a boarding school run by Quakers when she was young. She went on to attend Earlham College and eventually studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music.
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"While in Boston she began to write stories and essays, using the pseudonym Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird). Her writing criticized the current assimilation policies. Married to Richard Bonnin, also a Yankton Sioux, Gertrude Bonnin and her husband worked for the Office of Indian Affairs in Utah. She became secretary for the Society of American Indians and moved to Washington DC to lobby for the organization.
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"In 1926 she founded the National Council of American Indians which identified land and resource issues facing Indian people. She was instrumental in persuading The General Federation of Women’s Clubs to form their Indian Welfare Committee. The committee studied living conditions on the reservations and pressured the government to do a follow up investigation that eventually resulted in the Merriam Report. The report resulted in reforms in government policy. Bonnin also investigated the swindling of Native Americans in Oklahoma by settlers who came to the area after the discovery of oil. Throughout her lifetime Bonnin served as a spokesperson for self-determination and the values of Indian culture." - Northern Plains Reservation Aid, bit.ly/39UKFsR
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  • RePosted @repost4ig • Celebrating writer and Native American activist, Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), who was born on this day - February 22 - in 1876.
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    "Born the year of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin was a writer and Native American activist during the early years of the 20th century. She was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and attended a boarding school run by Quakers when she was young. She went on to attend Earlham College and eventually studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music.
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    "While in Boston she began to write stories and essays, using the pseudonym Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird). Her writing criticized the current assimilation policies. Married to Richard Bonnin, also a Yankton Sioux, Gertrude Bonnin and her husband worked for the Office of Indian Affairs in Utah. She became secretary for the Society of American Indians and moved to Washington DC to lobby for the organization.
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    "In 1926 she founded the National Council of American Indians which identified land and resource issues facing Indian people. She was instrumental in persuading The General Federation of Women’s Clubs to form their Indian Welfare Committee. The committee studied living conditions on the reservations and pressured the government to do a follow up investigation that eventually resulted in the Merriam Report. The report resulted in reforms in government policy. Bonnin also investigated the swindling of Native Americans in Oklahoma by settlers who came to the area after the discovery of oil. Throughout her lifetime Bonnin served as a spokesperson for self-determination and the values of Indian culture." - Northern Plains Reservation Aid, bit.ly/39UKFsR
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    #WYSK #todayinhistory #WomenYouShouldKnow #womenshistory
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  • Forty years ago history was made. Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
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Galileo Galilei was an Italian born polymath with interests spanning many disciplines. While most famous for his contributions to astronomy, Galileo also worked as a physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician. Some historians have dubbed him as the Father of Modern Science for his impact on observational astronomy and physics. Galileo studied many fields within physics, including speed, velocity, gravity, inertia, motion, and early forms of relativity. The Italian polymath invented the thermoscope (an early type of the thermometer) as well as various compasses for military purposes. Galileo eventually became the first person to use a telescope for observing celestial objects.
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  • Today on February 22, 1632, Galileo published his most influential book — A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems.
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    Galileo Galilei was an Italian born polymath with interests spanning many disciplines. While most famous for his contributions to astronomy, Galileo also worked as a physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician. Some historians have dubbed him as the Father of Modern Science for his impact on observational astronomy and physics. Galileo studied many fields within physics, including speed, velocity, gravity, inertia, motion, and early forms of relativity. The Italian polymath invented the thermoscope (an early type of the thermometer) as well as various compasses for military purposes. Galileo eventually became the first person to use a telescope for observing celestial objects.
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  • #todayinhistory Geroge Washignton is born in Colonial Beach, Virginia in the house above. Also #todayinhistory the Battles of Iwo Jima, the battle where the famous picture of the soldiers holding the flag (slide right to see picture) is fought.
  • #todayinhistory Geroge Washignton is born in Colonial Beach, Virginia in the house above. Also #todayinhistory the Battles of Iwo Jima, the battle where the famous picture of the soldiers holding the flag (slide right to see picture) is fought.
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  • On this day, February 22nd 896, Arnaulf was crowned as Emperor of Holy Roman Empire by pope Formosus.
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The king of Italy, Guy of Spoleto, had had himself crowned Holy Roman emperor by Pope Stephen V. In 893, after reluctantly crowning Guy’s son, Lambert, as coemperor, the new pope, Formosus, sought help against Guy from Arnulf, who accordingly invaded Italy in 894.
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Arnulf withdrew from Italy later that same year, but, after Guy’s death in 894, Pope Formosus urged Arnulf to invade Italy once more. Crossing the Alps in October 895, Arnulf, although handicapped by bad weather, illness, and the absence of expected support from Berengar of Friuli, appeared before the walls of Rome.
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Rome fell, and in St. Peter’s on Feb. 22, 896, Arnulf was crowned emperor by Formosus, who declared Lambert deposed. After a two-week stay in the city, Arnulf marched south to settle accounts with his rival at Spoleto, but en route he was suddenly taken ill and had to return to Germany. Lambert remained emperor despite the pope’s action.
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  • On this day, February 22nd 896, Arnaulf was crowned as Emperor of Holy Roman Empire by pope Formosus.
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    The king of Italy, Guy of Spoleto, had had himself crowned Holy Roman emperor by Pope Stephen V. In 893, after reluctantly crowning Guy’s son, Lambert, as coemperor, the new pope, Formosus, sought help against Guy from Arnulf, who accordingly invaded Italy in 894.
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    Arnulf withdrew from Italy later that same year, but, after Guy’s death in 894, Pope Formosus urged Arnulf to invade Italy once more. Crossing the Alps in October 895, Arnulf, although handicapped by bad weather, illness, and the absence of expected support from Berengar of Friuli, appeared before the walls of Rome.
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    Rome fell, and in St. Peter’s on Feb. 22, 896, Arnulf was crowned emperor by Formosus, who declared Lambert deposed. After a two-week stay in the city, Arnulf marched south to settle accounts with his rival at Spoleto, but en route he was suddenly taken ill and had to return to Germany. Lambert remained emperor despite the pope’s action.
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1943 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

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    1943 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

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  • In December 1883, five outlaw cowboys robbed a general store in Bisbee, Arizona, and killed four people in the process, including a lawman and a pregnant woman. John Heath, who led the robbery, was quickly caught and sentenced to life in prison.⁠
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Unhappy with his sentence, the townspeople of Tombstone stormed the jail and lynched Heath on top of a telegraph pole. Underneath his body read this note:⁠
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"JOHN HEITH⁠
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Was hanged to this pole by the⁠
CITIZENS OF COCHISE COUNTY⁠
for participating in the Bisbee massacre⁠
as a proved accessory⁠
AT 8:00 A.M., FEBRUARY 22, 1884⁠
(Washington’s Birthday)"⁠
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  • In December 1883, five outlaw cowboys robbed a general store in Bisbee, Arizona, and killed four people in the process, including a lawman and a pregnant woman. John Heath, who led the robbery, was quickly caught and sentenced to life in prison.⁠

    Unhappy with his sentence, the townspeople of Tombstone stormed the jail and lynched Heath on top of a telegraph pole. Underneath his body read this note:⁠

    "JOHN HEITH⁠

    Was hanged to this pole by the⁠
    CITIZENS OF COCHISE COUNTY⁠
    for participating in the Bisbee massacre⁠
    as a proved accessory⁠
    AT 8:00 A.M., FEBRUARY 22, 1884⁠
    (Washington’s Birthday)"⁠

    Click the link in our profile to see more images of what life was like in the real Wild West.⁠


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  • #OnThisDay Feb 22, 1900 - Meridel Le Sueur born. Le Sueur was a feminist fiction writer, poet and journalist from the Midwest who was in the Communist Party. She wrote about every day working class people, becoming well known in the Depression-era 1930s. She often wrote about women, Native people and rural people’s lives and struggles. During the 1940s and 50s in the McCarthyist era she was blacklisted and had trouble getting published. In the 1970s the upsurge of the women’s movement revived interest in her writings and she continued to write until she died in 1996. #TodayInHistory

See some of her writings here: http://www.marxists.org/subject/women/authors/lesueur/index.html
  • #OnThisDay Feb 22, 1900 - Meridel Le Sueur born. Le Sueur was a feminist fiction writer, poet and journalist from the Midwest who was in the Communist Party. She wrote about every day working class people, becoming well known in the Depression-era 1930s. She often wrote about women, Native people and rural people’s lives and struggles. During the 1940s and 50s in the McCarthyist era she was blacklisted and had trouble getting published. In the 1970s the upsurge of the women’s movement revived interest in her writings and she continued to write until she died in 1996. #TodayInHistory

    See some of her writings here: http://www.marxists.org/subject/women/authors/lesueur/index.html
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  • Do you believe in miracles? Today marks the 40th anniversary of the #MiracleOnIce, when the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union 4-3 to move on to the finals during the 1980 Lake Placid Games. #todayinhistory #onthisday
  • Do you believe in miracles? Today marks the 40th anniversary of the #MiracleOnIce , when the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union 4-3 to move on to the finals during the 1980 Lake Placid Games. #todayinhistory #onthisday
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  • The explosion of Mercure in "HMS 'Victorious' Taking the 'Rivoli', 22 February 1812 ," Thomas Luny, National Maritime Museum. This incident occurred during the Battle of Pirano, a minor engagement of the Adriatic campaign of the Napoleonic Wars.⠀
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  • The explosion of Mercure in "HMS 'Victorious' Taking the 'Rivoli', 22 February 1812 ," Thomas Luny, National Maritime Museum. This incident occurred during the Battle of Pirano, a minor engagement of the Adriatic campaign of the Napoleonic Wars.⠀

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  • February 22, 1945: U. S. Army artillery bombards Intramuros the Spanish built 16th century stone fortress in Manila with massive walls 20' tall and 40' wide firing shells without fuzes to create breeches for the assault.
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  • February 22, 1945: U. S. Army artillery bombards Intramuros the Spanish built 16th century stone fortress in Manila with massive walls 20' tall and 40' wide firing shells without fuzes to create breeches for the assault.
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  • Today in UFC HISTORY...
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Ronda Rousey defeated Sara McMann via TKO Knee to the body 1:06	Round 1
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Mike Pyle defeated TJ Waldburger	via TKO Elbows and Punches 4:03	 Round 3
Stephen Thompson defeated Robert Whittaker via TKO Punches 3:43 Round 1
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  • Today in UFC HISTORY...
    UFC 170
    Rousey vs McMann
    Ronda Rousey defeated Sara McMann via TKO Knee to the body 1:06 Round 1
    Daniel Cormier defeated Patrick Cummins via TKO Punches 1:19 Round 1
    Rory MacDonald defeated Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision 29–28, 29–28, 29–28
    Mike Pyle defeated TJ Waldburger via TKO Elbows and Punches 4:03 Round 3
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