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On this day, October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was the first African American SCOTUS Justice.
He also did some pretty cool stuff before that:
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Mr. Civil Rights
Thurgood Marshall convinced the Supreme Court that school segregation was unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education. 
As legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Marshall represented civil rights plaintiffs all over the south and argued more than 30 such cases before the Supreme Court.  He won all but five and earned the nickname, Mr. Civil Rights.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy named him to the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Second District. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Marshall U.S. Solicitor General, the third highest post in the Department of Justice.
Two years later, on June 13, 1967, LBJ nominated Marshall to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court where he served for 24 years.
Thurgood Marshall’s nomination by LBJ made him the first African American Supreme Court Justice, but it also followed a long and distinguished career as a civil rights lawyer who successfully fought inequality and discrimination.
Pictured here are Marshall and LBJ outside of the White House.  7/9/65
-from the LBJ Library

ourpresidents:

On this day, October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was the first African American SCOTUS Justice.

He also did some pretty cool stuff before that:

ourpresidents:

Mr. Civil Rights

Thurgood Marshall convinced the Supreme Court that school segregation was unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education

As legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Marshall represented civil rights plaintiffs all over the south and argued more than 30 such cases before the Supreme Court.  He won all but five and earned the nickname, Mr. Civil Rights.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy named him to the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Second District. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Marshall U.S. Solicitor General, the third highest post in the Department of Justice.

Two years later, on June 13, 1967, LBJ nominated Marshall to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court where he served for 24 years.

Thurgood Marshall’s nomination by LBJ made him the first African American Supreme Court Justice, but it also followed a long and distinguished career as a civil rights lawyer who successfully fought inequality and discrimination.

Pictured here are Marshall and LBJ outside of the White House.  7/9/65

-from the LBJ Library

On this day in History October 2, 1950: The comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz was first published appearing in seven newspapers . Above is the first strip dated October 2, 1950 from Go Comics
For Further Reading:
The Peanuts official website
A Brief History of Peanuts by Megan Friedman from Time Magazine dated October 01, 2010

On this day in History October 2, 1950: The comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz was first published appearing in seven newspapers . Above is the first strip dated October 2, 1950 from Go Comics

For Further Reading:

This page was linked in the article Kissinger Drew Up Plans to Attack Cuba, Records Show by FRANCES ROBLES from the New York Times September 30, 2014. There are a number of memorandums and contingency plans that were classified at some point. Very interesting reading

On this day in History October 1, 1949:  Atop the Gate of Heavenly Peace, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) known in Chinese as Kaiguo dadian (开国大典). The announcement ended the civil war that was being waged between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), which broke out immediately following World War II.
The KMT led by Chiang Kai-shek and his forces fled to Taiwan and formed the Republic of China (ROC) known as Zhōnghuá Mínguó (中華民國)
For Further Reading:
1 October, National Day of the People’s Republic of China from the Chinese Posters website 
The Chinese Revolution of 1949 from the Office of the Historian United States Department of State
The People’s Republic Of China from the Chaos @UMD website
Proclamation of the Central People’s Government of the PRC October 1, 1949 from The People’s Daily, October 2, 1949 Transcription by the Maoist Documentation Project.
VIDEO: Mao declares the Peoples’ Republic of China from YouTube
CPC development: The founding of the PRC from the China,org website

On this day in History October 1, 1949:  Atop the Gate of Heavenly Peace, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) known in Chinese as Kaiguo dadian (开国大典). The announcement ended the civil war that was being waged between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), which broke out immediately following World War II.

The KMT led by Chiang Kai-shek and his forces fled to Taiwan and formed the Republic of China (ROC) known as Zhōnghuá Mínguó (中華民國)

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On this day in History September 30, 1938: On Sept. 30, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed at a meeting in Munich that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. 

Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain also signed an Anglo-German pledge that would commit both countries to not waging war against each other. Adolph Hitler was quoted in the October 1, 1938 New York Times article Britain and Germany Make Anti-War Pact; Hitler Gets Less Than His Sudeten Demands; Polish Ultimatum Threatens Action Today:

"We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo- German naval agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again."

Like Clemenza tells Michael in The Godfather:

“You know, you gotta stop them at the beginning. Like they should have stopped Hitler at Munich, they should never let him get away with that, they was just asking for trouble.” 

As we all know, Hitler didn’t stop at the Sudetenland. He wouldn’t stop trying to take over the World by waging war until the Nazis surrendered on May 7, 1945. Hindsight is indeed 20-20.

The lower picture from left to right: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier, Hitler, Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini and Italian Foreign Minister Gian Galeazzo Ciano.

BTW: nitratestock will like the Godfather reference. 

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bakwacandyfloss
bakwacandyfloss:

Note to self: search harder for names of painters.
historysisco:

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown English painter
Ambassador Admiral Abdelkader Pérez
England (1737)
[x]
Wikipedia says:
Haj Abdelkader Pérez was a Moroccan Admiral and an ambassador to England in 1723 and again in 1737. On 29 August 1724, he met with king George II and the Prince of Wales. His Spanish family name indicates his descent from morisco refugees.


The following website: http://artes-uk.org/category/master-paintings-week/ states that the portrait of Admiral Abdelkader Perez, Moroccan ambassador to England in 1723 and 1737 was painted by Michael Dahl (1659-1743), the London-based Swedish artist.


Its all good bakwacandyfloss Luckily there are some of us here on Tumblr that will help fill the blanks. :)

bakwacandyfloss:

Note to self: search harder for names of painters.

historysisco:

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown English painter

Ambassador Admiral Abdelkader Pérez

England (1737)

[x]

Wikipedia says:

Haj Abdelkader Pérez was a Moroccan Admiral and an ambassador to England in 1723 and again in 1737. On 29 August 1724, he met with king George II and the Prince of Wales. His Spanish family name indicates his descent from morisco refugees.

The following website: http://artes-uk.org/category/master-paintings-week/ states that the portrait of Admiral Abdelkader Perez, Moroccan ambassador to England in 1723 and 1737 was painted by Michael Dahl (1659-1743), the London-based Swedish artist.

Its all good bakwacandyfloss Luckily there are some of us here on Tumblr that will help fill the blanks. :)
medievalpoc
medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown English painter
Ambassador Admiral Abdelkader Pérez
England (1737)
[x]
Wikipedia says:
Haj Abdelkader Pérez was a Moroccan Admiral and an ambassador to England in 1723 and again in 1737. On 29 August 1724, he met with king George II and the Prince of Wales. His Spanish family name indicates his descent from morisco refugees.


The following website: http://artes-uk.org/category/master-paintings-week/ states that the portrait of Admiral Abdelkader Perez, Moroccan ambassador to England in 1723 and 1737 was painted by Michael Dahl (1659-1743), the London-based Swedish artist.

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown English painter

Ambassador Admiral Abdelkader Pérez

England (1737)

[x]

Wikipedia says:

Haj Abdelkader Pérez was a Moroccan Admiral and an ambassador to England in 1723 and again in 1737. On 29 August 1724, he met with king George II and the Prince of Wales. His Spanish family name indicates his descent from morisco refugees.

The following website: http://artes-uk.org/category/master-paintings-week/ states that the portrait of Admiral Abdelkader Perez, Moroccan ambassador to England in 1723 and 1737 was painted by Michael Dahl (1659-1743), the London-based Swedish artist.

I know it is a bit off subject but for those of us who write because we like to write about the subjects that we enjoy and want to share with others, this article can apply. Take out the sports writing subject and apply your own into the blank and the same apply. In the end, just keep writing. 

On this day in History September 29, 1988: At 11:37 a.m. Eastern time, the Space Shuttle Discovery has liftoff. This is the first manned space mission since the Challenger disaster of January 28, 1986. 

The crew on mission STS-26 were commander Commander Frederick Hauck, Pilot Richard Covey, Mission Specialists John Lounge, George Nelson, and David Hilmers.

The shuttle would safely return to Earth on October 3, 1988

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missfolly
missfolly:

Portrait of the Katchef Dahouth, Christian Mameluke, by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1804)

Found at the Art Institute of Chicago (United States - Chicago)
Oil on Canvas 
Height: 144.7 cm (56.97 in.), Width: 113.03 cm (44.5 in.)
Portrait of the Katchef Dahouth, Christian Mameluke by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson - 1804. For more works by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, click the link for the The Athenaeum's listing for Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

missfolly:

Portrait of the Katchef Dahouth, Christian Mameluke, by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1804)

Found at the Art Institute of Chicago (United States - Chicago)

Oil on Canvas 

Height: 144.7 cm (56.97 in.), Width: 113.03 cm (44.5 in.)

Portrait of the Katchef Dahouth, Christian Mameluke by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson - 1804. For more works by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, click the link for the The Athenaeum's listing for Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson