Archive for the 'ELECTION' Category

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

todayinhistory

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

Related image

Related image

Image result for the middle section of bridge in tacoma falls in 1940

On this day in 1940, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a 42 mph windstorm. The suspension
bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. The collapse had lasting 
effects on science and engineering.

Related image

associated-press-3

Image result for a young billy graham

Related image

Image result for billy graham 2018

William Franklin Graham Jr.
(November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018)

Billy Graham was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian
figure, and an ordained
Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him
"among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.

Related image

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Basketball,BIRTHDAY,Bridge,ELECTION,Evangelism,HISTORY,MUSIC,NEWSPAPER,POLITICAL,President,Revolution and have No Comments

LINCOLN ELECTED PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY 1860

Related image

On  this day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the
United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the
popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern
Democrat
John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell,
and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, a U.S. senator for
Illinois.

Lincoln, a Kentucky-born lawyer and former Whig representative to
Congress, first gained national stature during his campaign against
Stephen Douglas of Illinois for a
U.S. Senate seat in 1858.

Image result for lincoln elected president in 1860

    1860 Election Facts:

  • Welcome: Minnesota and Oregon become states during this
    election cycle
  • Original 13 States control fewer than 50% of total Electoral
    Votes for first time
  • Lincoln received only about 40% of the popular vote in a
    divided nation on the brink of Civil War
  • New Jersey: Douglas won the popular vote on a Fusion
    slate comprised of 3 of his electors and 2 each for
    Breckinridge and Bell. Apparently –
    the history is a bit
    murky – some voters received a ballot with seven Douglas
    electors, taking votes from the Breckinridge/Bell electors.
    Bottom line – the 3 Douglas electors on the Fusion slate
    received the most votes, while the most votes for the four
    remaining spots went to Lincoln’s electors.
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery (Dred Scott decision, Secession)

     
Image result for lincoln elected president in 1860

posted by Bob Karm in ELECTION,HISTORY,POLITICAL,President and have No Comments

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

Today-In-Historytitle

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

Image result for first televised presidential debate in 1960

Related image
The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard
M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago, I
L. on this day         
in 1960.

Image result for first televised presidential debate in 1960
John F. Kennedy                      Richard  M. Nixon

Image result for first televised presidential debate in 1960

Image result for first televised presidential debate in 1960

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,AUTHORS,BIRTHDAY,Boatlift,Broadway,Composer,Cuba,CURRENT EVENTS,Debate,ELECTION,HISTORY,Musical,Poet,Tennis and have No Comments

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

todayinhistory

ed danahue 2
ED DANAHUE

Image result for ranger 7

The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the
moon’s surface on this day in 1964. It was the first space probe 
of the United States to successfully transmit close images of
the lunar surface back
to Earth. It was also the first completely
successful flight of the Ranger
program.

Image result for ranger 7

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,AUTHORS,BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,ELECTION,HISTORY,mOON,NASA,SPACE,Space probe and have No Comments

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

todayinhistory

camilleb ap
CAMILLE
BOHANNON

On this day in 1984 ~

Related image

Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale (right) named U.S. Rep.
Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York (left) to be his running mate. Ferraro was
the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

Image result for walter mondale 1984

Image result for walter mondale 1984

Image result for walter mondale 2019

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale turned 91 in January.

Image result for geraldine ferraro in 2011

Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011)

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Author,Comedian,Communism,ELECTION,HISTORY,Leaders,MAGAZINES,MUSIC,Photography,POLITICAL,President,Royalty,Songwriter,THEN AND NOW,TV and have No Comments