On this date in history July 22, 1779: Mohawk Indian Chief Thayendanegea aka Joseph Brant leads a mixed force of Loyalists and Indians in surrounding a force of 120 colonial militiamen from New York and New Jersey at Minisink, New York. This was the only Revolutionary War battle to take place in the Upper Delaware River Valley near what is now Port Jervis.

Joseph Brant ranked among Britain’s best commanders during the American War for Independence. He was an educated Christian and Freemason who studied directly with Eleazer Wheelock at Moor’s Indian Charity School, the parent institution of Dartmouth College.

Farms, schools and churches were destroyed. The raiders killed settlers, stole cattle, horses and looted whatever supplies they could carry.

On this day in History July 22, 1934: John Dillinger, America’s Public Enemy No. 1 was shot and killed at 10:40pm by Federal agents a few seconds after he had left the Biograph Theatre at 2,433 Lincoln Avenue, on Chicago’s North Side.

On today’s date in History July 21, 1925: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ends with John Thomas Scopes being convicted of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law. Scopes was ordered to pay a fine of $100, the minimum the law allowed.

In March 1925, the Tennessee legislature had passed the Butler Law, which was anti-evolution law, making it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to "teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals." With local businessman George Rappalyea, Scopes had conspired to get charged with this violation, and after his arrest the pair enlisted the aid of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to organize a defense.

In 1927, the Tennessee Supreme Court overturned the verdict on a technicality but left the constitutional issues unresolved until 1968, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a similar Arkansas law on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment.

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neopolitan95

neopolitan95:

historysisco:

On this day in history June 20, 1969: At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

*July 20, 1969

Thanks neopolitan95 corrected it. :)

On this day in history July 20, 1969: At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

littlearttalks

littlearttalks:

Happy 180th Birthday to French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas!

Perhaps most known for his paintings of ballerinas, this sculpture, Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, shocked its audience in c. 1881 as it was dressed in a real bodice, tutu and ballet slippers and topped with a wig of real hair.

On this day in history July 19, 1834: Edgar Degas, the French Impressionist painter and sculptor, was born.

On this day in history July 19, 1979: The Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional aka FSLN) along with thousands of guerillas and civilians entered the Plaza de la Republica, in the old center of Managua, where the whole population celebrated the definite fall of the Somoza dynasty. Former President Anastasio Somoza Debayle fled to Miami then lived in exile in Paraguay, completing the defeat of the National Guard and ending the civil war in Nicaragua.

The bottom two photos were taken by Bill Gentile

baseballsisco

baseballsisco:

On this day in history July 17, 1941: New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio fails to get a hit against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which brings his historic 56-game hitting streak to an end. The record run had captivated the country for two months. DiMaggio eventually reached base in 74 straight games (he walked in the game where the streak ended). Ted Williams’ mark of 84, set in 1949, still stands as the record.

On this day in history July 17, 1941: New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio fails to get a hit against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which brings his historic 56-game hitting streak to an end. The record run had captivated the country for two months. DiMaggio eventually reached base in 74 straight games (he walked in the game where the streak ended). Ted Williams’ mark of 84, set in 1949, still stands as the record.