The American Continental Congress orders the discouragement of... entertainment? Really?
I guess it makes sense if they were somehow anticipating Paul Ryan.
The first African Americans are elected to the House of Representatives. And all of them are from southern states during the years of Reconstruction.
Seven years later, all that is undone by the Rutherford B. Hayes administration's Compromise, when federal troops are withdrawn from the South and those states are allowed to dictate voting policy, which includes the disenfranchisement of black voters as well as poor whites via new poll tax requirements, strict residency requirements (gerrymandering), and subjective literacy tests.
147 years later... there are 52 African Americans, 45 Hispanic or Latino, 18 Asian descent, and 2 Native Americans serving in Congress. 109 are women. Seven are LGBTQ.
418 are white.
426 are men.
528 are "straight."
485.245 are Christian (?).
The average age is 59.8.
Out of 535 members, 291 identify as Republican.
One might consider this "progress." One might also consider that the number of jackasses we have as President also numbers one. Food for thought. #vote2018
Women are considered "persons" under Canadian law, because nothing is true unless a government declares it so.
American activist Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York.
101 years later... Planned Parenthood doesn't sell baby parts. They don't. Stop thinking that. It's not a thing.
George Washington begins his first presidential tour in New England. It is important to note that this wasn't a campaign rally because he was already President, and who would do anything like that anyway?
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres on the E! cable channel, a year after "Arrested Development" is cancelled.
Ten years later, we have a TV reality "star" in the White House and we are all sooooooo perplexed by this.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to watch reruns of it.
Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and enter Hispania. As consequence, Hispania is overrun with graffiti and cardigans.
The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by many US public schools as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage, and MY GOD doesn't that just make it so much worse?