Browsing: June 17

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 17th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On June 17, 1462, Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III The Impaler, or simply Dracula, conducted a night raid against his Turkish enemy, Mehmed II who had invaded Vlad’s land of Wallachia (Romania). On June 17, 1932, 17,000 United States military veterans of World War I and 25,000 of their friends and family gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand early payment of their…

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A Brief History On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed the law that made “Juneteenth,” the 19th day of June each year, a National Holiday, the first designated as such since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1983. Digging Deeper The origin of the “Juneteenth” holiday dates back to June 19, 1865, when Union Army Major General Gordon Granger pronounced that all previously enslaved people in Texas were now emancipated.  The proclamation by General Granger was among the last events in the process of the freeing of slaves in the United States, and African Americans have celebrated this date since…

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A Brief History Today, June 17, 2022, we remember the long and influential history of the Middle East. Digging Deeper This playlist presents a collaboration between several history themed YouTube channels. The preceding videos have covered just some aspects of the history of the Middle East.  It is our hope that you will feel motivated to learn more!  Question for students (and subscribers): What video did you enjoy the most from this playlist?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please feel welcome…

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A Brief History On Thursday, June 17, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of The Sparks Brothers at 7:00PM.  The film features many people praising Sparks for their influence, including Beck, Flea, Neil Gaiman, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Jane Wiedlin, and more.  The Sparks Brothers is entertaining and funny and serves as an anthology of contemporary music over the past 50 years. Digging Deeper To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link below which takes you to the redeem pass page.  You then log in or…

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A Brief History On June 17, 2018, we take the opportunity to discuss some new developments regarding events that either happened this month or that reached the news in the past couple weeks. The worst incident to report was the death of 2 Kansas City, Kansas sheriff’s deputies at the hands of a career criminal and murderer. Other events include the ongoing Russia probe and the status of racial discrimination and sexual misconduct claims.  Today (June 17, 2018), a reported drunken driver in Washington (state) apparently used a pistol to make at least a few attempts at car jacking people…

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