Today In History

Today In History contains daily excerpts from events in the past. Occasionally, we compare what happened long ago with what is going on today.

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firstelection

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January 6, 2022: In history, on this day in 1789, the United states elected the first president. This is the date that the states chose their electors. The electoral college elected the new president, George Washington, in February. If this was the dawn of United States democracy, then January 6, 2021 may have been the beginning of nightfall.

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0106Morse

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January 6, 2022: History: On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph system. He did the demonstration in Morristown, New Jersey. In Israel, religious women are taking their revolution to art school. They are learning Art and Architecture. In refining their skills, some women have drawn or painted what life is like where they live. In American, Americans are recalling last year’s attack on the Capitol building.

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Golden Gate

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January 5, 2022: In history, on this day in 1933, work was begun on the Golden Gate Bridge. In France, President Macron wants to “piss off” unvaccinated people by adding restrictions for access to movies or restaurants. In Kazakhstan, angered at fuel prices, the people formed a mob to protest. After years of rule by dictators, the people of Kazachstahn surprised politicians, as well as themselves, by standing up to their government.

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0104greatsociety

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January 4, 2022: In history, on this day in 1965 President Lyndon Johnson proposed a “Great Society.” His ambitious plan to promote civil rights and make progressive changes in health care and education actually succeeded in improving quality of life for many people. Today, however, Johnson’s great society is being undermined with the apparent demise of Democracy. Donald Trump, a former US president, has endorsed Hungary’s autocratic leader, Viktor Orban. Meanwhile in Sudan, the transition from a dictatorship to a democracy has been thwarted with the apparent ouster of Prime Ministrator Abdalla Hamdoke. Meanwhile snowstorms are causing problems for drivers as well as for air travelers.

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