January 14th, 2012: Today in History….

Do Now: How will you make history?

Objectives:

Students will research and read for information.

Students will communicate their finds on a class blog.

Students will learn to blog appropropriatly in order to communicate effectively in a technologically advanced world.

Today’s Assignment:

1)Research and find out 3 events that happened today in history.

You must find something that happened in the United States and from other countries around the world.

2)Label the event and describe what happened.

3) Write a reflection explaining why you think that this event was important in history.

(You must have a paragraph for each event)

4) Respo0nd to 5 other students’ blogs.

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17 thoughts on “January 14th, 2012: Today in History….

  1. Albert Schweitzer born, 1875 he was A French theologian, organist, philosopher physician and medical missisonary.

    • Albert Einstein

      Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire on 14 March 1879.[10] His father was Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer. His mother was Pauline Einstein (née Koch). In 1880, the family moved to Munich, where his father and his uncle founded Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie, a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current.[10]
      The Einsteins were non-observant Jews. Albert attended a Catholic elementary school from the age of five for three years. At the age of eight, he was transferred to the Luitpold Gymnasium where he received advanced primary and secondary school education until he left Germany seven years later.[11] Although it has been thought that Einstein had early speech difficulties, this is disputed by the Albert Einstein Archives, and he excelled at the first school that he attended.[12] He was right handed;[12][13] there appears to be no evidence for the widespread popular14] that he was left hand

    • Howard Gardner
      Most of Gardner’s post secondary education has taken place at Harvard University. He was inspired by his readings of Jean Piaget to be trained in developmental psychology; he also studied neuropsychology. Gardner has also worked closely with the psycholinguist Roger Brown and during his undergraduate years worked with renowned psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. Gardner studied for an Bachelor of Arts degree in social relations at Harvard (1965) with thesis titled The retirement community in America[5] and read philosophy and sociology at the London School of Economics from 1965 to 1966. He was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree in social and developmental psychology from Harvard in 1971[6] for thesis titled The development of sensitivity to figural and stylistic aspects of paintings.[7]

  2. On January 14,1784 The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutinary War. This is significant because it was the beginning of our country.

    On January 14, 1951 The first National Football Leauge Pro Bowl All Star Game was played in Los Angeles,CA . This is significant because football is famous to this day and more people are starting to take football more serious.

    On January 14,2002 NBC’S “Today” celebrated its 50th anniversary on television. This is significant because NBC has always been around and they were well known across the United States on television

  3. 1)The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born on this day in 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France).
    2)

    • 2) On this day in 1936, in Cooperstown, New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame announces the election of five charter members: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

      3) Facing a surprise British counterassault in the bitter cold and with a snowstorm approaching, American commander Major General William Heath and his army of 6,000 abandon their siege on Fort Independence, in Bronx County, New York, on this day in 1777.

  4. Today in history it’s ll cool j birthday. I think it’s important because ll was an amazing rapper nd actor. Also Marilyn Monroe she got married. I think that’s important because she was apart of music.

  5. 1. U.S. 1936 U.S.A. Ozzie Nelson Band 14th January, 1936 : A prominent member of the Ozzie Nelson Band – Harriet Hillard – sings “Get The Behind Me Satan” for the movie “Follow the Fleet.” The song was originally written by Irving Berlin and was previously intended for Ginger Rogers to sing in the movie “Top Hat.”
    2. Scotland 1934 Scotland Loch Ness Monster 14th January, 1934 : More reports are coming in from Loch Ness in Scotland where they make the strongest Whisky on earth from tourists and locals of sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. It is described as a sea serpent estimated at over 50 ft long and the secretary of state for Scotland has forbidden the capture or shooting of the creature.
    3. On January 14, 1951 The first National Football Leauge Pro Bowl All Star Game was played in Los Angeles,CA . This is significant because football is famous to this day and more people are starting to take football more serious.
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  6. On this day in history, many events occurred. Today, in 1979 President Carter proposed Martin Luther King Jr. birthday to be a holiday. His birthday is still hugely recognized and celebrated til this day.
    Spain annexes Cuba today in 1539. This was to gain sovereignty.

    In 1950, the U.S. recalls all consular officials from China. This is after the seizure of the American consul general in Peking.

  7. On January 14,1784 The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutinary War. This is significant because it was the beginning of our country.

    On January 14, 1951 The first National Football Leauge Pro Bowl All Star Game was played in Los Angeles,CA . This is significant because football is famous to this day and more people are starting to take football more serious.

    On January 14,2002 NBC’S “Today” celebrated its 50th anniversary on television. This is significant because NBC has always been around and they were well known across the United States on television

  8. 1.)On January 31, 1951 The first National Football Leauge Pro Bowl All Star Game was played in Los Angeles,CA . This is significant because football is famous to this day and more people are starting to take football more serious.
    2.)Scotland 1934 Scotland Loch Ness Monster 31 January, 1934 : More reports are coming in from Loch Ness in Scotland where they make the strongest Whisky on earth from tourists and locals of sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. It is described as a sea serpent estimated at over 50 ft long and the secretary of state for Scotland has forbidden the capture or shooting of the creature.
    2.)On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”this is a very importent day in history becouse people thay stoped slavery today years ago.

  9. Feb 7, 1904:
    The Great Baltimore Fire begins
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    In Baltimore, Maryland, a small fire in the business district is wind-whipped into an uncontrollable conflagration that engulfs a large portion of the city by evening. The fire is believed to have been started by a discarded cigarette in the basement of the Hurst Building. When the blaze finally burned down after 31 hours, an 80-block area of the downtown area, stretching from the waterfront to Mount Vernon on Charles Street, had been destroyed. More than 1,500 buildings were completely leveled, and some 1,000 severely damaged, bringing property loss from the disaster to an estimated $100 million. Miraculously, no homes or lives were lost, and Baltimore’s domed City Hall, built in 1867, was preserved.

    The Great Baltimore Fire was the most destructive fire in the United States since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed most of the city and caused an estimated $200 million in property damage.

    Feb 7, 1862:
    Rebel reinforcements ordered to Tennessee’s Fort Donelson
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    On this day in 1862, one day after the fall of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River, Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of Rebel forces in the West, orders 15,000 reinforcements to Fort Donelson. This fort lay on the Cumberland River just a few miles from Fort Henry. Johnston’s decision turned out to be a mistake, as many of the troops were captured when the Fort Donelson fell to the Yankees on February 16.

    During the fall and winter of 1861 to 1862, the Union Army and Navy penetrated through Kentucky and into Tennessee. Led by General Ulysses S. Grant, the Yankees were gaining crucial advantages by controlling parts of the major rivers in the upper South. Johnston sought to stop the bleeding of lost Confederate territory by strengthening the garrison inside Fort Donelson. In retrospect, his mistake was in not providing enough support to Donelson. Johnston wanted to buy time so he could gather his forces from eastern Kentucky and Tennessee to Nashville, which lay south and east of Fort Donelson. If Johnston had concentrated his force at Donelson, he would have had a significant advantage over Grant. Instead, Grant surrounded the fort and sent a squadron to attack from the river. On February 16, 1862, the Yankees cut off the fort from the south and forced the surrender of 15,000 Confederates.

    After the fall of Fort Donelson, Johnston gathered his remaining forces to northern Mississippi. On April 6, 1862, at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee, the Western armies clashed in one of the most destructive battles of the war. Johnston was killed in the Confederate defeat.

    Feb 7, 1881:
    Plea bargaining gains favor in American courts
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    Albert McKenzie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor count of embezzlement in Alameda County, California. McKenzie had originally been charged with a felony for taking $52.50 from the sewing-machine company for which he worked. However, rather than go through a trial, the prosecution and defendant agreed to a plea bargain, a practice that was becoming increasingly common in American courts.

    The right to a trial by jury was considered a central part of the justice system in the early days of the United States. The Seventh Amendment of the Bill of Rights codified it as an essential part of Americans’ civil liberties. When criminals were caught and charged, the government went through a trial and verdict. But in the 1800s, a trend toward plea bargaining began. In Alameda County, from 1880 to 1910, nearly 10 percent of all defendants changed their “not guilty” pleas to “guilty of lesser charges” or pled guilty to reduced charges.

    Today, the plea bargain is an essential part of the criminal justice system. The great majority of charges, over 90 percent in many jurisdictions, are resolved through some type of plea bargain.

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    i think these thing were important in history because they all happened in america on the same day and something had to make these thing happen

  10. Sep 13, 2012 – US ambassador and three other American embassy staff killed

    On Friday, July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.The sole suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later.

    Massive elementry school shooting in connecticut. He killed 20 kids and 6 adults

    ( I think these events were important in history because the shootings that happend should have been prevented they killed inocent people for no reason )

  11. On this day in history Maryland Monroe wedding had taken place.It is important because a lot of people really idolize her and think that she is an awesome person.

    On this day in history Kingston Jamaica was hit with a major earthquake. Over 800 people had died from it. It is important because a lot of people lost their loved ones to it.

    On this day in history The UK Foot and Mouth outbreak is now clear after no new cases in the last 3 months, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs . This is important because people were really getting sick from that.

  12. 1. U.S. 1936 U.S.A. Ozzie Nelson Band 14th January, 1936 : A prominent member of the Ozzie Nelson Band – Harriet Hillard – sings “Get The Behind Me Satan” for the movie “Follow the Fleet.” The song was originally written by Irving Berlin and was previously intended for Ginger Rogers to sing in the movie “Top Hat.”
    2. Scotland 1934 Scotland Loch Ness Monster 14th January, 1934 : More reports are coming in from Loch Ness in Scotland where they make the strongest Whisky on earth from tourists and locals of sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. It is described as a sea serpent estimated at over 50 ft long and the secretary of state for Scotland has forbidden the capture or shooting of the creature.
    3. On January 14, 1951 The first National Football Leauge Pro Bowl All Star Game was played in Los Angeles,CA . This is significant because football is famous to this day and more people are starting to take football more serious.

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