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100 years ago - Das Baushaus founded - April 1, 1919, Weimar, Germany

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Wikipedia wrote:The Staatliches Bauhaus (German: [ˈʃtaːtlɪçəs ˈbaʊˌhaʊs] (About this soundlisten)), commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.[1]

The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. The German term Bauhaus—literally "building house"—was understood as meaning "School of Building", but in spite of its name and the fact that its founder was an architect, the Bauhaus did not initially have an architecture department. Nonetheless, it was founded upon the idea of creating a Gesamtkunstwerk ("'total' work of art") in which all the arts, including architecture, would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style later became one of the most influential currents in modern design, Modernist architecture and art, design, and architectural education.[2] The Bauhaus movement had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.[3]

The school existed in three German cities—Weimar, from 1919 to 1925; Dessau, from 1925 to 1932; and Berlin, from 1932 to 1933—under three different architect-directors: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928; Hannes Meyer from 1928 to 1930; and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1930 until 1933, when the school was closed by its own leadership under pressure from the Nazi regime, having been painted as a centre of communist intellectualism. Although the school was closed, the staff continued to spread its idealistic precepts as they left Germany and emigrated all over the world.[4]

The changes of venue and leadership resulted in a constant shifting of focus, technique, instructors, and politics. For example, the pottery shop was discontinued when the school moved from Weimar to Dessau, even though it had been an important revenue source; when Mies van der Rohe took over the school in 1930, he transformed it into a private school, and would not allow any supporters of Hannes Meyer to attend it.

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Post by sad-cafe » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:11 pm

I thought you would post about Lincoln's shooting

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:44 am

Leonardo da Vinci's birthday
The Impressionists' first exhibit
Jackie Robinson joins major league baseball team
A 19th Amendment Centennial Moment: African-American Naomi Anderson was a leader in the suffrage movement in the west, a published poet, barber, community activist, and teacher.

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:09 am

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TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland after hitting an iceberg. 1,514 people died. https://abcn.ws/2KEhJhe
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 pm

55 years ago - Iconic Ford Mustang unveiled - April 17 1964
Ford Mustang debuts at World’s Fair

The Ford Mustang is officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, on April 17, 1964. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Named for a World War II fighter plane, the Mustang was the first of a type of vehicle that came to be known as a “pony car.” Ford sold more than 400,000 Mustangs within its first year of production, far exceeding sales expectations.

The Mustang was conceived as a “working man’s Thunderbird,” according to Ford. The first models featured a long hood and short rear deck and carried a starting price tag of around $2,300. Ford general manager Lee Iacocca, who became president of the company in October 1964 (and later headed up Chrysler, which he was credited with reviving in the 1980s) was involved in the Mustang’s development and marketing. The car’s launch generated great interest. It was featured on the covers of Newsweek and Time magazines and the night before it went on sale, the Mustang was featured in commercials that ran simultaneously on all three major television networks. One buyer in Texas reportedly slept at a Ford showroom until his check cleared and he could drive his new Mustang home. The same year it debuted, the Mustang appeared on the silver screen in the James Bond movie “Goldfinger.” A green 1968 Mustang 390 GT was famously featured in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt,” in a car chase through the streets of San Francisco. Since then, Mustangs have appeared in hundreds of movies.


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500 years ago - May 2, 1519 - Leonardo da Vinci dies

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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 06, 2019 10:05 am

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OTD in 1937, the German airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built, explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey. 36 people died in the fiery accident that has since become iconic, in part because of the live radio broadcast of the disaster https://www.history.com/this-day-in-his ... new-jersey
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu May 09, 2019 3:18 pm

a few days behind schedule (like all IT projects ;) )

55 years ago - May 1st, 1964 - a time-sharing system launched with BASIC as programming language
Today in Tech – 1964
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On this day in 1964 BASIC programming language developers John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz launched a time-sharing system at Dartmouth College. The Dartmouth Time-Sharing System or DTSS was the first successful large-scale time-sharing system to be implemented. It was the reason the BASIC language was developed, and was originally aimed at providing easy access of computing facilities to all members of the college. It began operations on this day in 1964, and remained in operation until the end of 1999.



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Post by tek » Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm

I actually used DTSS in the 70s when I was in high school.

DTSS ran on computers built by the big name in interactive time-sharing systems back in the day: General Electric.

not a company most folks today think of when it comes to computers..
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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:34 pm

30 years ago - June 4, 1989 - Tiananmen Square massacre.
China still gets annoyed with images showing the famous Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man,' 30 years after he became a symbol of the government's brutality

The figure in this image, known only as "tank man," became a symbol of resistance. China still tries to stop its citizens seeing this photo.

June 4, 2019, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's crackdown on Tiananmen Square, where thousands of people gathered to protest against the government.

Armed Chinese troops mowed down hundreds of mostly unarmed protesters, and continued to patrol the city for days afterward.

On June 5, 1989, American photographer Jeff Widener took an iconic photo of a man standing in front of an army convoy to block its path. He became known as "Tank Man."

Today, China continues to crack down on any images or mention of the incident.

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In the early hours of June 4, 1989, the Chinese Communist Party sent a column of tanks and armed troops into Beijing's central Tiananmen Square to clear out thousands of protesters.

The demonstrators — mostly students — had for months occupied the area as a way of pressuring the government into greater democracy and liberalization.

Soldiers were, under newly-imposed martial law, given permission to "act in self-defense and use any means to clear impediments," ABC News reported, citing Tiananmen historian Wu Renhua.

Armored personnel carriers rammed through student lines and fired on mostly unarmed protesters, killing and injuring hundreds of people in mere hours that night. Though Chinese authorities maintain that 241 civilians and security officers died, other official but unverified estimates put the figure to 10,000.


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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 pm

That was 1989, not 1889.

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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:52 pm

Grumpy Old Guy wrote:
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That was 1989, not 1889.
Had the Chinese had those tanks a century earlier they may not have lost against the Japanese in those years... ;)

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:10 pm

50 years ago - PRIDE 1969

Google has a droodle with history on this.
Google Artist's Doodle Celebrates Pride History And A Personal Journey
Google Doodle On Gay Pride: Google's Doodle encompasses pride history in the month of June, which has come to be celebrated by the LGBTQI+ community as Pride Month.
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Today's Google Doodle commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the celebration and acceptance of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual identities. Google's Doodle encompasses pride history in the month of June, which has come to be celebrated by the LGBTQI+ community as Pride Month. The doodle created by Doodler Nate Swinehart celebrates, honours and showcases the celebration and liberation of the entire LGBTQI+ community as well as how Pride History shaped his own journey. The Google Doodle, as told by doodler Nate Swinehart, showcases early pride activism, "on Christopher Street in New York City, to the worldwide celebrations of today."

"In celebrating 50 years of Pride, my coworker Cynthia Cheng first had the idea to depict the parade itself and show it growing in size and momentum across the decades," says Nate Swinehart, adding that the Google Doodle allowed him to explore many different styles that "could fully capture the feeling of a growing parade and relate to all who are a part of it."

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 am

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75 years ago - June 6, 1944 - D-Day
The Queen praises the 'courage and sacrifice' of D-Day

The Queen has paid tribute to the "heroism, courage and sacrifice" of those who died in the D-Day landings.

She was joined by 16 world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of history's largest combined land, air and naval operation.

Mr Trump, who was on the last day of his UK state visit, said D-Day "may have been the greatest battle ever".

Veterans of the landings in Normandy to liberate western Europe also attended.

Quoting a broadcast by her father, King George VI, at the time of the operation in World War Two, the Queen said the veterans of D-Day demonstrated "more than courage and endurance", showing "unconquerable resolve".

"The fate of the world depended on their success," she said. "Many of them would never return, and the heroism, courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives will never be forgotten."

She thanked them "with humility and pleasure, on behalf of the entire country, indeed the whole free world".

The countries represented at the event have agreed to make a joint statement pledging to ensure the "unimaginable horror" of the war is not repeated.

Called "the D-Day proclamation", the 16 signatories - including the UK and the US - will commit to working together to "resolve international tensions peacefully".


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100 years ago - June 4, 1919 - Congress passes 19th Amendment
The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

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Post by ZekeB » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:06 am

June 9, 1945, less than two months before the Japanese surrender. My uncle was killed while fighting on Okinawa.
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ZekeB wrote:
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June 9, 1945, less than two months before the Japanese surrender. My uncle was killed while fighting on Okinawa.
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On June 12, 1929, 90 years ago, Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt.
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:03 am

25 years ago - June 17, 1994 - the O.J. Simpson low-speed car chase


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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:01 am

50 years ago - June 28, 1969 - Stonewall Inn NYC
Stonewall riot: 'It was the day everything changed'

Fifty years ago, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn sparked riots that energised the fight for gay equality. The uprising is widely credited with starting the modern gay rights movement.

To mark the anniversary, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus is performing a special programme at Carnegie Hall. As they rehearsed, they spoke about what Stonewall means to them.


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100 years ago - 28 June 1919 - The Treaty of Versailles signed
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The Treaty of Versailles (French: Traité de Versailles) was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919 in Versailles, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which had directly led to the war. The other Central Powers on the German side signed separate treaties.[6] Although the armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, it took six months of Allied negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919.


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105 years ago - 28 June 1914 - Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie murdered
On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.

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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:27 pm

cause I stumbled over this piece of Spanish and Aztec history

500 years ago
Meanwhile, Hernán Cortés, a young Spanish-born noble, came to Hispaniola in the West Indies in 1504. In 1511, he sailed with Diego Velázquez to conquer Cuba and twice was elected mayor of Santiago, the capital of Hispaniola. In 1518, he was appointed captain general of a new Spanish expedition to the American mainland. Velázquez, the governor of Cuba, later rescinded the order, and Cortés sailed without permission. He visited the coast of Yucatán and in March 1519 landed at Tabasco in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche with 500 soldiers, 100 sailors, and 16 horses. There, he won over the local Indians and was given a female slave, Malinche–baptized Marina–who became his mistress and later bore him a son. She knew both Maya and Aztec and served as an interpreter. The expedition then proceeded up the Mexican coast, where Cortés founded Veracruz, mainly for the purpose of having himself elected captain general by the colony, thus shaking off the authority of Velázquez and making him responsible only to King Charles V of Spain.

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