Why do we study history? History is an interpretive study. The human adventure of the past created the present. Voters get the government they deserve. History does repeat itself and that is sad.
In the previous post in this series Let’s Talk ‘Why Do We Still Have Gender Issues?’ I asked why, in the year 2017, do we still have unresolved gender issues. Why do women feel the need to band together to acquire that which is their due? Today, thanks to a post by JoAnn Chateau entitled ‘Ancient Greeks: Pythagoras on Repeating Patterns’, I am inspired to ponder the question of whether or not we learn from history. Continue reading “Does History Repeat Itself?”
In 1812 – Isaac Brock captures Fort Detroit with the help of Tecumseh’s 600 native warriors. In 1896 Gold discovered in the Yukon. In 1984 Los Angeles jury clears John Z. DeLorean of drug charges. In 1958 Madonna born. In 1977 Elvis Presley dies.
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* 1812 – Isaac Brock captures Fort Detroit with the help of Tecumseh’s 600 native warriors.
On 13 August Isaac BROCK arrived at FORT AMHERSTBURG (Malden) with 300 men. Against the advice of Henry PROCTER and all his officers except John MACDONELL and Robert Nichol, he decided to attack Fort Detroit. When Tecumseh heard this plan, he reportedly declared of Brock “This is a man!” Whether the story is true or not, the two men had great regard for one another and Tecumseh admired Brock’s resolve.
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In 1988 – Vicki Keith the first person to swim across Lake Superior. In 1947 India and Pakistan win independence. In 1969 The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York. In 1057 Malcolm slays Macbeth. In 1998 Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland.
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* 1988 – Vicki Keith the first person to swim across Lake Superior.
Vicki Keith, marathon swimmer, fund raiser, inspirational speaker, born February 26, 1961, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Keith currently holds 16 world records and has crossed many of the world’s most challenging bodies of water, mostly using the butterfly stroke. She has raised over $1 million to help children with physical disabilities. Her 1988 Great Lakes Marathon raised over $200,000 for Variety Village. She retired from marathon swimming in 1991. In 2001 Vicki moved to the Kingston area, where she started a swim team for young people with physical disabilities at the Kingston Family YMCA. The Kingston Family Y adopted the team, known as the Kingston Y Penguins Aquatic Club.
Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… August 15th”
In 1943 – Mackenzie King opens Québec Conference attended by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. In 2003 Blackout hits Northeast United States. In 1980 17000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement. In 1935 FDR signs Social Security Act. In 1985 Michael Jackson takes control of the Beatles’ publishing rights.
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* 1943 – Mackenzie King opens Québec Conference attended by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.
The First Quebec Conference (codenamed “QUADRANT”) was a highly secret military conference held during World War II between the British, Canadian and United States governments. The conference was held in Quebec City, August 17, 1943 – August 24, 1943. It took place at the Citadelle and at the Château Frontenac. The chief representatives were Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, hosted by the Canadian Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… August 14th”