#ushistory

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(@hawkes29)

6 Minutes Ago

First of my grades are coming in! Starting off great! #ushistory #a++ #proud

(@apush_it_real_good)

34 Minutes Ago

“If what Jesus did was a trick. I say it wasn’t. It was an ILLUSION” (if you know where that quote is from you have a great taste in television shows). Harry Houdini was an illusionist and escape artist. Born Erik Weiss, Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary on May 24, 1874. In 1878, Houdini immigrated to America with his family. Houdini began performing magic in 1891 in New York City where he met his wife, a fellow performer named Bess. Houdini achieved his big break in 1899 when manager Martin Beck advised Houdini to focus on Vaudville. With his escape acts like the milk can escaped, the Chinese water torture cell, the suspended straightjacket escape, and the buried alive stunt; Houdini became an international success. Houdini would also star in numerous movies and famously used his abilities to debunk fraud spiritualists. On October 31, 1926, Houdini passed away of peritonitis, similar to a ruptured appendix. It is not known exactly what caused Houdini’s death, but the most famous story is that Jocelyn Gordon Whitehead struck Houdini, who was not ready for the impact, in the abdomen. Houdini is now remember as one of the greatest magicians of all time #apush #apushmemes #apushistory #americanhistory #ushistory #usa #history #historymeme #historymemes #harryhoudini #houdini #magic #magician #cardtricks #magicians #magicianmemes #hungary #hungary🇭🇺 #budapest #historyofmagic

(@globalroadtripper)

34 Minutes Ago

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's Home. Abe spent most of his adult life here and it's the only home he ever owned. While he was away on business as a lawyer Mary Todd used her 12k inheritance from her father to add on the second story. She didn't ask or tell Abe about it. "surprise I added a second level..." #abelincoln #16thpresident #ushistory #illinois #roadtrippin

(@oliverpluff)

38 Minutes Ago

Sore throat? Nothing a little Grandpa's cough syrup can't solve. 😉 Add a splash of whiskey to our Hot Toddy blend from something that'll soothe while you sip! . . . #oliverpluff #teastory #looseleaftea #tea #teas #teaandhoney #teastagram #colonialtea #history #historybuff #ushistory #americanhistory #colonialhistory #bostonteaparty #teagifts #teabox #gifts #teagram #tealover #teadrinker #teatime #teabreak #herbaltea #hottea #hottoddy #hottoddies #hottoddys #hottoddytime #hottoddysforall #hottoddyseason

(@fdr.facts)

1 Hour Ago

When the presidential election of 1932 edged ever closer, Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Democratic nomination over Al Smith at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Roosevelt fought for the Progressives from President Wilson’s presidency while also appealing to conservatives. Come election night, Roosevelt had won every state’s electoral vote except for Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine which all went to presidential incumbent Herbert Hoover. The electoral vote came out 472 to 59 in Roosevelt’s favor securing him a landslide victory for the presidency. FDR had also won 57% of the popular vote across seven total candidates. Upon winning the presidency, FDR was the first president of a major party to accept the victory in person setting a tradition for presidents to come after him. ••• #fdr #franklindelanoroosevelt #history #americanhistory #america #ushistory #president #democrat #notaloser

(@nowaktours)

1 Hour Ago

On our list of places to visit: the world. #nowaktours #wanderlust

A mean-looking member of the 8th Texas Cavalry, more popularly known as “Terry’s Texas Rangers”. Organized in August of 1861 in Houston by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry, the 8th would see action in over 250 engagements across seven states in the western theater. Jefferson Davis once said "The Terry Rangers have done all that could be expected or required of soldiers." ________________________________ #americancivilwar #warbetweenthestates #civilwar #thecivilwar #acw #wbts #texas #texashistory #confederate #dixie #rebel #history #ushistory #americanhistory #southernhistory #19thcentury #northandsouth #blueandgray #cavalry #keephistoryalive

Hey Seattleites! If you want to capture a little Christmas Spirit inspired by Nordic traditions, head to the new and simply stunning Nordic Museum in Ballard for Jule Fest this weekend. The $7 admission fee gets you into the holiday festival and you get to view the new light filled contemporary museum and exhibits. #ballard #visitseattle #seattle #nordicmuseum #museum #ushistory

(@ceeduggg)

2 Hours Ago

USS Arizona Memorial. Pearl Harbor. November 2018.

(@amyanahata)

2 Hours Ago

So proud of my friends and grateful for the arts. My refuge and medicine. Centennial Reckoning by @kdmovingground #untoldstories #listen #ask #veterans #war #military #women #transgender #gender #ushistory #history #forgotten #digdeep #serve #protect #warhistory #reckoning #armisticeday #100 #centennial

(@calprinitiative)

2 Hours Ago

From 1920 to 1955, Central Avenue was the heart of the African-American community in Los Angeles, with active rhythm and blues and jazz music scenes. #lahistory #cahistory #blackhistory #ushistory #africanamerican

(@laclif)

5 Hours Ago

#beautiful last day in #dc #mlkmemorial #mlkquotes Every nation must now develop an overwhelming loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies #history #wordstoliveby #cometogether #loveyourfellowearthlings #wisdom #itsathing #getoutside #monumental #monument #travel #ushistory #sun #truth #smithsonian

Thank you for pardoning our appearance as we performed major roadway construction within our park. We are happy to announce that William H. Locke Drive is now completely rebuilt and open! Please note that although open for vehicles, Pinelawn will have continued restoration of the roadway until further notice.

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(@freeassoc)

4 Hours Ago

From @taraross1787 - #divineprovidence On this day in 1800, Congress meets for the 1st time in the U.S. Capitol. Construction of Washington, D.C. had been going slowly. When Congress met there for the 1st time on November 17, 1800, much of the city was still incomplete. Only the President’s House, the north side of the Capitol building, and a road connecting the two were functional. Even in the “functional” north wing of the Capitol, portions of the 3rd floor were still incomplete. At the time, the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress all met in the north wing of the Capitol. Think it was crowded?! The House was finally able to occupy its own wing in 1811. But by then, the north side of the building was already being renovated! Making matters worse, the Capitol was set afire by the British in 1814. It was nearly destroyed, but a freak rainstorm and tornado may have saved it. D.C. rarely endures tornadoes, but one of these occurred during August 1814. Dolley Madison had just fled the city after saving a portrait of #georgewashington. The British soon set fire to the town. Fortunately, the terrible storm intervened. A British Admiral noted the severe weather. “Great God, Madam!” he reportedly said to one #washington lady. “Is this the kind of storm to which you are accustomed in this infernal country?” The lady responded: “No, Sir, this is a special interposition of #providence to drive our enemies from our city.” The admiral disagreed: “Not so Madam. It is rather to aid your enemies in the destruction of your city.” Presumably, both believed they were right? When all was said and done, though, the city was not completely destroyed, as it could have been. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #tdih #americanhistory #ushistory #history #liberty #freedom #throwback #america #usa #classicalconversations #historybuff #sharethehistory - #regrann

(@irakli_dun)

2018-03-30 17:21:37

#ustanks #ushistory #ww2

(@taraross1787)

4 Hours Ago

On this day in 1800, Congress meets for the 1st time in the U.S. Capitol. Construction of Washington, D.C. had been going slowly. When Congress met there for the 1st time on November 17, 1800, much of the city was still incomplete. Only the President’s House, the north side of the Capitol building, and a road connecting the two were functional. Even in the “functional” north wing of the Capitol, portions of the 3rd floor were still incomplete. At the time, the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress all met in the north wing of the Capitol. Think it was crowded?! The House was finally able to occupy its own wing in 1811. But by then, the north side of the building was already being renovated! Making matters worse, the Capitol was set afire by the British in 1814. It was nearly destroyed, but a freak rainstorm and tornado may have saved it. D.C. rarely endures tornadoes, but one of these occurred during August 1814. Dolley Madison had just fled the city after saving a portrait of #georgewashington. The British soon set fire to the town. Fortunately, the terrible storm intervened. A British Admiral noted the severe weather. “Great God, Madam!” he reportedly said to one #washington lady. “Is this the kind of storm to which you are accustomed in this infernal country?” The lady responded: “No, Sir, this is a special interposition of #providence to drive our enemies from our city.” The admiral disagreed: “Not so Madam. It is rather to aid your enemies in the destruction of your city.” Presumably, both believed they were right? When all was said and done, though, the city was not completely destroyed, as it could have been. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #tdih #americanhistory #ushistory #history #liberty #freedom #throwback #america #usa #classicalconversations #historybuff #sharethehistory

(@newspaperscom)

5 Hours Ago

American soldiers returning from World War I cheer as their transport ship steams up the Hudson, taking them closer to home. On board were 250 officers and 1,704 men. (The Evening World, 12.04.1918). . . . . . #wwi #ww1 #worldwar1 #worldwari #ww1history #military #historybuff #historylover #historygeek #historynerd #historylesson #ushistory #historygram #newyorkhistory #oldphoto #oldpic #historical #historicalphotos #oldnewspaper #newspaper #newspapers #newspaperclipping #historicalnewspapers

(@laurieb____)

5 Hours Ago

George Washington slept here. No, really, he did. #njisntboring

(@historydailypix)

5 Hours Ago

The iconic Hollywood sign, 1972.

(@trlg8r)

5 Hours Ago

In 1952, then President Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, when asked to reflect on the D-Day invasion where he had led thousands of young men to their deaths openly wept. Ike was a known stoic, but his compassion and the real weight of that cost clearly still carried with him. It seems today we’ve lost sight of what “Great” really means so I’ve decided to seek examples from our past. “Great” isn’t about power. “Great” isn’t about money. “Great” isn’t about winning. Real “greatness” is about honor, integrity, generosity, accountability and a sense of mutual and self respect. #presidentialalert #ushistory #ww2 #makeamericagenerousagain #wedeservebetter #ike #eisenhower #dday #makeamericagoodagain #integrity #accountability

(@crystalponti)

5 Hours Ago

We all love a good story. This time of year, we look for those that are endearing and build upon the sentiments of the season: being grateful and giving thanks. This is not one of those stories. This is a Thanksgiving ghost story. LINK IN PROFILE! #thanksgiving #thanksgiving2018  #podcast #historiumunearthia #historylesson  #historybuff #ushistory #americanhistory #archives #historical #historygeek #historyrocks #worldhistory #historyfacts #historylovers  #podcasts #podcasting #podcasting #ghoststory #truecrime #murder

(@kjwells521)

5 Hours Ago

View from Fire Point in Effigy Mounds National Monument • Harpers Ferry, IA • July, 2018 • #notlost #wanderfolk #exploremore #neverstopexploring #stayandwander #ushistory #roadtrip #nationalpark

(@moar_stories)

5 Hours Ago

On November 17, 1973, the Watergate scandal breaks open to the public. In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon famously insists to 400 Associated Press managing editors, “I am not a crook.” Following the initial reporting Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein publish All the President’s Men the next year. To learn more, check out https://www.librariansalmanac.com #librariansalmanac #librarybooks #libraryfinds #librarylover #books #bookshelf #booktography #onthisday #history #bobwoodward #nixon #potus #ushistory #watergate #allthepresidentsmen #presidentnixon