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This day in History...

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posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 10:26 PM
Hopefully by the time this thread is finished, it will be clear why I picked this forum. There are so many aspects to it that it could cover many of the choices that ATS provides for us, hence leaves one in a pickle of which to choose. At least a person that may tend to think too much....

How I ended up here to begin with. I have been going through some things. I love music. I heard a song on a show that made me take note to download tomorrow. I wanted to DL it, because as I mentioned I'm going through some things, having those lightbulb moments, and it struck a chord.

The Title of it is ," It's Your Thing."
First thought? That's cool rather apropos all considered. Brain thinks a little more on it and wonders why that song would come up now in the realm of things. What is so special at the moment that this is presenting itself.

Which led to just a curious thought. " I wonder what happened on this Day in History?"

Time to Goggle and we landed HERE

What a interesting point in different times this day has. Would you believe the first thing they list is this?

On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)

Kind of interesting consider the yelling and screaming about the confederate flag at the moment eh?

Something else from that day:

In 1893, Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates visited the summit of Pikes Peak, where she was inspired to write the original version of her poem "America the Beautiful."

Apparently two other things were that John Dillenger was shot in front of the theatre, and a fun thing, the Frisbee was patented today.

You really might want to take a peek at the other things as there are plenty of things that like this day in history to happen. Seems to be a busy day for social issues.

I realize things happen every day and have their own history. This just struck me interesting as the perspective of how it came about.

Even the quote for the day was a good one in my book:

Thought for Today: "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." — John W. Gardner, American government official (1912-2002).

Like I mentioned, maybe you might be a little bored, check out This Day in History
Even the people born on this day are interesting!

posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 11:14 PM
a reply to: onehuman

July 23rd, 1944 - Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin

Harry Dexter White (October 9, 1892 – August 16, 1948) was an American economist and senior U.S. Treasury department official. Working closely with the Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., he helped set American financial policy toward the Allies of World War II while at the same time he passed numerous secrets to the Soviet Union. He was the senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, that established the postwar economic order. He dominated the conference and imposed his vision of post-war financial institutions over the objections of John Maynard Keynes, the British representative. At Bretton Woods, White was a major architect of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. White was accused in 1948 of spying for the Soviet Union, which he adamantly denied, but which was later confirmed by the release of declassified FBI documents related to the interception and decoding of Soviet communications, known as the Venona Project.

posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 11:28 PM
a reply to: onehuman

Great post. I always enjoy reading these things, especially the stuff that seemed so dire at the time that we shrug off nowadays

posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 05:22 AM
Also on this day in history.
Washington D.C Multiple sightings July 23 1952

posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 05:57 AM
a reply to: DrumsRfun
Thanks Drums for adding that link here. Another great post from the past around here that I wasn't aware of, even though that incident has been touched on numerous times. I love when a particular moment in time is covered more in depth from the members here. It gives a much broader perspective of the moment and I always seem to glean a new little kernel of knowledge I may not have been aware of prior to reading it.

I know a lot of us have special days in our own histories. Maybe the members will share those times. Would add a little more personal flavor to the thread I think. Lol fingers crossed!

posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 06:08 AM
TODAY - Rockland and Orange Counties NY disaster drill Thurs. 7-23-15

posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 06:13 AM
a reply to: bobw927

Guess that is something that is going to need a half a eye kept on it today. Seems things tend to go sideways these days when drills are being held. Hope you haven't just prestamped a momentous moment before the fact of occurrence if you know what I mean.

edit on 7/23/15 by onehuman because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 07:20 AM
did you get the song. it was rated in rolling stones 500 greatest songs of all time.

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