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Earth Day Anniversary, pin-back button, Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler, New-York Historical Society, Today In History, Museum Collection, 20th Anniversary, Historical Society, The Twenties, New York, Earth, Button, Gifts

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Earth Day 20th Anniversary, pin-back button, 1990. Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler, New-York Historical Society, 2002.74.118.

 June West Virginia becomes the U. West Virginia State Capitol, South Elevation, graphite on trace, Cass Gilbert Architecture Collection, PR NYHS image Wv State, Today In History, Historical Society, West Virginia, Taj Mahal, June, Architecture, Graphite, Building

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Happy West Virginia Day! On June 20, 1863, West Virginia was formally admitted to the Union. In 1927 the date was made a formal holiday in the state. West Virginia State Capitol, South Elevation, ink on trace. Cass Gilbert Architecture Collection, PR 021, New-York Historical Society, 85867d.

(P) Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, commemorating June Today In History, Texas History, Us History, African American History, Black History, Civil War Photos, My Black Is Beautiful, American Civil War, Historical Society

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Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, commemorating June 19, 1865 when the abolition of slavery was announced and enforced in the state of Texas, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. Isaac and Rosa, emancipated slave children, from the Free Schools of Louisiana; cabinet card photograph by M.H. Kimball, 1863. New-York Historical Society, 78327d.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl; but whatever you do, KEEP MOVING FORWARD.” - ______________ After the parade, visit us for lunch starting at See you then! Martin Luther Jr, Martin Luther King Quotes, Poverty Quotes, Problem Quotes, Freedom Riders, Today In History, Peace Quotes, Popular Quotes, Best Inspirational Quotes

"I've Been to the Mountaintop"

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead,” Martin Luther King, Jr., told an overflowing crowd in Memphis, Tennessee, on 3 April 1968, where the city’s sanitation workers were striking. “But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop … I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land” (King, “I’ve Been,” 222–223). Less than 24 hours after these prophetic words, King was…

This Shepard Fairey rare " Yes We Did " 2008 Obama election lithograph print collector's poster is an incredibly special and unique piece to add to. Barack Obama, Presidential Election, Obama Campaign, Gadsden Flag, First Black President, Today In History, Poster Prints, Art Prints

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January 20, 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, and the first African-American President of the United States. Pin-back button, "Yes We Did...," 2009. Gift of Cynthia Mayes, New-York Historical Society, 2009.15.

December George Washington dies at home in Mount Vernon. George Washington in his Last Illness, attended by Doctors Craik and Brown. Unidentified artist, ca. New-York Historical Society, Today In History, Mount Vernon, Medical History, Live In The Now, American Revolution, George Washington, Historical Society, Hand Coloring, Folk Art

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December 14, 1799: George Washington dies at home in Mount Vernon. George Washington in his Last Illness, attended by Doctors Craik and Brown. Hand-colored etching. Unidentified artist, ca. 1800. New-York Historical Society, 46066.

November 29, 1832: Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Best-known as the author of Little Women (1868), Alcott was also a noted abolitionist and feminist. Cabinet card photograph, J. Notman, Boston, n.d. PR 052, New-York Historical Society, 70276. Louisa May Alcott, Today In History, Playwright, Historical Society, Vintage Photographs, Pennsylvania, Authors, Famous People, Boston

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November 29, 1832: Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Best-known as the author of Little Women (1868), Alcott was also a noted abolitionist and feminist. Cabinet card photograph, J. Notman, Boston, n.d. PR 052, New-York Historical Society, 70276.

Printed on Crane & Company paper, this Statue of Liberty highlighted invitation would be a great way to publicize a patriotic event. Come see this product and others like it today at The League Shop. Manhattan, Grover Cleveland, The Proclamation, Men Of Letters, New York Harbor, Today In History, American Freedom, Rhyme And Reason, Historical Society

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October 28, 1886: President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor following a parade from Madison Square to Battery Park, during which traders at the Stock Exchange threw ticker tape, initiating that tradition. Invitation to the Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, New-York Historical Society Library, 92215d.

August Actress Maureen O'Hara (nee FitzSimons) was born in Ireland and would later charm in The Parent Trap Classic Movie Stars, Classic Movies, Dublin, Most Beautiful Women, Amazing Women, Parent Trap Movie, Holly Marie Combs, Maureen O'hara, Celebrity Faces

August 17, 1920: Actress Maureen O'Hara (nee FitzSimons) was born in Ireland and would later charm in The Parent Trap (1961).

August Mary Jane "Mae" West was born in Brooklyn, New York. Lantern Slide Advertising "I'm No Angel," Gift of Bella C. Landauer, New-York Historical Society, Today In History, Mae West, August 17, Museum Collection, Film Industry, Historical Society, Sands, Lantern, Brooklyn

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August 17, 1893: Mary Jane "Mae" West was born in Brooklyn, New York. Lantern Slide Advertising "I'm No Angel," 1924-1930. Gift of Bella C. Landauer, New-York Historical Society, 2002.1.4830.

 George B. Post was a pioneering architect who built some of the earliest skyscrapers in New York. For the now demolished Produce Exchange Building, he designed an. Today In History, Historical Society, New York City, Temple, Street View, Building, Places, Skyscrapers, Interior

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Happy Skyscraper Appreciation Day! George B. Post was a pioneering architect who built some of the earliest skyscrapers in New York. For the now demolished Produce Exchange Building, he designed an...

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August 5, 1906: John Huston was born in Nevada, Missouri. His first movie, as writer and director, was The Maltese Falcon (1941). Larry Silver, Times Square, NYC, 1952 [Movie theatre ads for The Maltese Falcon and Dark Victory, additional movie theatres, I. Miller shoe store, Planters Peanut ad, CBS-TV]. Gelatin silver photograph. Gift of William and Jeryl Silverstein, Collection of the New-York Historical Society, 90402d.

August Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant is born in… Vintage Woman, Vintage Ladies, Today In History, Museum Collection, Historical Society, Stones, Ink, Pearls, Chain

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August 5, 1850: Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant is born in Tourville-sur-Arques, France. A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant's output includes the famous twist-ending short story, "The Necklace." Necklace, part of a parure, 1840-1880. Pearls, mother-of-pearl, gold, string. Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, New-York Historical Society, 1956.47a-i.

Printed cotton handkerchief featuring a repeating image of Barack Obama. Each image is composed of an outline of Obama, tinted light blue, with radiating r. Obama Campaign, Today In History, Political Memes, Museum Collection, Historical Society, Barack Obama, Art Google, Printed Cotton, Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President! August 4, 1961: Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Campaign Handkerchief, ca.2008. Designed by Juiana Um, manufactured by UTEXRWA. Cotton, made in Rwanda. Purchase, New-York Historical Society, 2012.34.

 Hinton the writer of the Novel The Outsiders was 15 when she started writing the book 16 when she finished most of it and 18 when it was published. Good Books, My Books, Story Books, Most Viral Videos, Reluctant Readers, Young Adult Fiction, Thing 1, Today In History, World Of Books

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July 22, 1948: S.E. Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Happy Birthday!

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