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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #Writer #GustaveFlaubert

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1880.

Hoy, 8 de mayo, falleció GUSTAVE FLAUBERT (n. 1821), novelista francés.

Cronológicamente es el tercero de los grandes novelistas del realismo francés (tras Stendhal y Balzac). Image
Gustave Flaubert fue el más exigente y perfeccionista de ellos, en objetividad y estilo.

Hijo de un médico, estudió Derecho en París durante un corto periodo de tiempo, pero su frágil salud le obligó a abandonarlo.

Fue entonces cuando decidió dedicarse a escribir. Image
La precoz pasión de Flaubert por la Literatura queda patente en la pequeña revista literaria "Colibrí".

En ella se reconocen los temas que desarrollaría el escritor adulto.

En París conoció a Maxime du Camp, cuya amistad conservó toda la vida, y junto al que realizó un viaje ImageImage
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#OnThisDay 1955 The Reverend George Lee was assassinated in his fight to register Black people to vote in Mississippi.

Who was Rev. George Lee?

Glad you asked. Image
Rev. Lee was a Black civil rights leader, minister, and entrepreneur. He was a vice president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership and head of the Belzoni, Mississippi, branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
He was assassinated in 1955 in retaliation for his efforts to register Black ppl to vote. Mississippi, since 1890, denied Black ppl the right to vote; other states across the South did the same - excluding millions of people from the political system.
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#OnThisDay 1998, a group of Nigerian politicians dared the Nigerian maximum ruler, Gen. Sanni Abacha.

The Group of 18 which metamorphosed into The Group of 34 or simply G-34, aka The Institute of Civil Society is on my mind today. Image
The Abacha junta has no doubt been the most ruthless, most ferocious dictatorship in the history of Nigeria.

He’d programmed himself to transform into a civilian President-for-life, at the end of a wonky transition program, following Babangida’s never ending aborted transition.
Many National Democratic Coalition NADECO members had fled into exile by a conscious decision of the coalition, to be able to continue the opposition abroad even if everyone remaining was killed.

Those who opted to stay, knew they were sheep, literally waiting for the slaughter.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #BOTD #Cinematography #Actor #GaryCooper

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1901.

Hoy, 7 de mayo, nació Frank James Cooper, GARY COOPER (f. 1961), actor estadounidense ganador de tres Premios Óscar. En activo desde 1925 a 1960. ImageImageImage
El American Film Institute, lo considera entre las 25 grandes estrellas de todos los tiempos (puesto número 11).

Su padre fue un emigrante británico que llegó a ser juez del tribunal estatal de Montana.

En 1910 viajó a Inglaterra, donde estudió en el Dunstable College. ImageImage
A su regreso a los Estados Unidos, cuando comienza la primera guerra mundial, trabajó en el rancho de ganado de su familia durante los años de la contienda.

Estudió en la escuela agrícola del Wesleyan College de Bozeman (Montana) y en el Grinnell College de Iowa. ImageImage
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#Efemérides #OnThisDay #BOTD #RabindranathTagore #Tagore

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1861.

Hoy, 7 de mayo, nació RABINDRANATH TAGORE -রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর- (f. 1941), escritor de cuentos, compositor de canciones, dramaturgo, ensayista y pintor.

Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1913. ImageImage
Introdujo nuevas formas de prosa y verso y el uso del lenguaje coloquial en la literatura bengalí, liberándola así de los modelos tradicionales basados en el sánscrito clásico.

Tuvo una gran influencia en la introducción de la cultura hindú en Occidente y viceversa. ImageImage
Tras unos estudios incompletos en Inglaterra a finales de la década de 1870, regresó a la India.

Allí publicó varios libros de poesía en la década de 1880 y completó _Manasi_ (1890), una colección que marca la madurez de su genio. Contiene algunos de sus poemas más conocidos. Image
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #Cinematography #Actor #DouglasFairbanks

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2000.

Hoy, 7 de mayo, murió DOUGLAS ELTON FAIRBANKS Jr. (n. 1909), actor estadounidense.

Estuvo en activo 64 años (1923-1987) y participó en 80 películas. ImageImageImage
Hijo del actor Douglas Fairbanks, auténtica leyenda del cine mudo, se las arregló para crear su propia imagen a pesar de haber interpretado él mismo algunos papeles similares, en parte utilizando su encanto y su buena apariencia para conseguir una posición social. ImageImageImageImage
Comenzó su carrera en el cine mudo, interpretando papeles secundarios en películas de las primeras actrices de la época.

Empezó en 1923, en “Stephen Steps Out” (de Joseph Henabery), y siguió con películas como “Stella Dallas” (1925, ImageImageImageImage
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#OnThisDay 1812 the first Army field officer, abolitionish, Black nationalist and newspaper publisher Martin R. Delany was born in Charles Town, WV.

Who was Martin R. Delany?

Glad you asked.
Martin Robison Delany was an African American abolitionist, the first African American Field Officer in the U.S Army, and one of the earliest African Americans to encourage a return to Africa.

Delany was born in Charles Town, West Virginia). His dad was enslaved + mom was free.
Delany’s mother took her children to Pennsylvania in 1822 to avoid their enslavement and persecution brought on by attempting to teach her children to read and write, which was illegal in the state at that time.
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#OnThisDay 1882 the Chinese Exclusion Act is signed into law. Earlier this week, I had a long thread on California's barred Asian immigrants from owning land, and yesterday California banning interracial marriage.

You can't make up this level of hatred.
Today,Chester A. Arthur signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act. The 1st major law restricting voluntary immigration, it banned all immigrants from China for 10 years, kept Chinese immigrants from being American citizens, +restricted the entry and re-entry of Chinese nationals.
As Chinese ppl joined the flow of migrants to the West Coast of the U.S. after the Gold Rush of 1849, many white Americans resented economic competition from Chinese workers, denounced Chinese people as racially inferior, + blamed them for white unemployment and declining wages.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #Actress #MarleneDietrich

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1992.

Hoy, 6 de mayo, falleció Marie Magdalene Dietrich, MARLENE DIETRICH (n. 1901), actriz y cantante alemana con nacionalidad estadounidense.

Leyenda de Hollywood.
Está considerada como un mito del séptimo Arte, y la novena mejor estrella femenina de todos los tiempos según el American Film Institute.

Se desarrolló como actriz cinematográfica y cantante con 62 películas a sus espaldas y 39 canciones esenciales, como resumen de su carrera.
Era hija de un policía, desde muy pequeña recibió una formación muy severa que cuidaba tanto sus modales y educación como su manera de vestir.

Esta formación y sus aptitudes musicales la introdujeron en el mundo del cine como miembro de orquestas que acompañaban a las
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #BOTD #Actor #Filmmaker #GeorgeClooney

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Hoy, 6 de mayo, es el cumpleaños de George Timothy Clooney, GEORGE CLOONEY (n. 1961), actor, director, productor y guionista estadounidense.
Popular gracias a la serie televisiva “Urgencias”, su elegante atractivo y la variedad de sus registros como actor le permitieron desarrollar desde los años 90 una carrera ascendente.

Sus primeras realizaciones como director independiente, por otra parte, pusieron de manifiesto
sus inquietudes sociales y políticas.

Criado en el seno de una familia de artistas (era sobrino del actor José Ferrer), siendo todavía un niño se trasladó con su familia a Cincinnati e hizo su primera aparición televisiva a los cinco años en un show que presentaba su padre,
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #BOTD #Actor #RodolfoValentino

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1895.

Hoy, 6 de mayo, nació Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi, RODOLFO VALENTINO (f. 1926), actor italiano asentado en EE.UU.
El que fuera sin duda la estrella cinematográfica más idolatrada de la década de 1920 había emigrado a Estados Unidos en 1913 desde Tarento, en busca de fortuna.

Sus primeros trabajos nada tuvieron que ver con la fama, ni siquiera con el espectáculo, pues empezó a ganarse la
vida trabajando como friegaplatos y jardinero (había estudiado agronomía en Italia).

Posteriormente entró en el mundo de la farándula como bailarín de vodevil.

Se trasladó a Hollywood en 1918 y empezó a aparecer en la pantalla interpretando papeles secundarios.
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#OnThisDay 1943 In order to prevent interracial marriages, California required their marriage licenses indicate race.

You can't make up this level of hatred and white supremacy. Image
A new law went into effect in California, requiring that all marriage licenses indicate the race of the parties to be married. This law, passed unanimously by the all-white, all-male state legislature, = designed to help the state enforce its existing ban on interracial marriage. Image
“No license may be issued authorizing the marriage of a white person with a Negro, mulatto, Mongolian, or member of the Malay race.”Any clerk who provided a marriage license to an interracial couple, or a couple that got married? $10,000 or up to 10 years in prison. Image
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#OnThisDay 1969 Moneta Sleet Jr., outstanding photographer and photo editor for Ebony and Jet magazines, won the Pulitzer Prize - the first Black person to do so - in photography.

Who was Moneta Sleet Jr.? Glad you asked. Image
He was a photographer involved in the Civil Rights. His parents raised him in Owensboro, Kentucky. At a very young age, his parents gave him a small box camera, which he used to take pictures of his family around the house.
After graduating from high school, he attended HBCU Kentucky State University, where he continued his passion for photography. Sleet then served with an all-black unit in World War II, and after his service, returned to Kentucky State University to obtain his business degree.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #BOTD #Cinematography #Actor #TyronePower

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1914.

Hoy, 5 de mayo, nació Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr., TYRONE POWER (f. 1958), actor estadounidense.
Era el padre de la cantante Romina Power.

Trabajó para la Twentieth Century Fox, se dice que como contrapeso de este Estudio a Errol Flynn, que era la estrella de la competencia, la Warner Brothers.

Su familia tenía tradición de actores y actrices de Teatro.
Su bisabuelo irlandés, Tyrone (1795-1841), fue un popular actor y comediante; su tío-abuelo Maurice (muerto en 1849) interpretaba a Shakespeare; su padre, Frederick Tyrone (1869-1931), era actor de teatro y cine; y su madre (1882-1959) también trabajó como actriz de teatro, con
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #BOTD #Actress #AudreyHepburn

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1929.

Hoy, 4 de mayo, nació en Bruselas, Audrey Kathleen Ruston, AUDREY HEPBURN (f. 1993), bailarina, modelo y actriz.

Es la 3ª leyenda femenina del Cine, según el American Film Institute.
Descendiente de una familia de la aristocracia de Holanda, los Van Heemstra. Su abuelo era un barón muy próximo a la Corte.

Su padre fue un banquero llamado Joseph Víctor Henry Ruston y su madre una aristócrata de origen holandés.

Su nombre, con el que fue bautizada, era
Edda Kathleen Van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston.

Vivió en Holanda hasta los diez años; en 1939, sus padres se separaron y se fueron a vivir a Londres.

Allí comenzó a estudiar danza y arte dramático en la Marie Rambert School.

Durante la segunda guerra mundial viajó a Holanda y
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Henry O. Flipper died #OnThisDay in 1940.

He was an American soldier, engineer, formerly enslaved, who in 1877, became the first African American to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
After his commissioning, he was assigned to one of the all-black regiments in the U.S. Army, which were historically led by white officers. Flipper served with distinction during the Apache Wars and the Victorio Campaign, but was haunted by rumors alleging improprieties.
Eventually, he was court-martialed and dismissed from the U.S. Army.

In 1994, his descendants applied to the U.S. military for a review of Flipper's court-martial and dismissal. A review found the conviction and punishment were "unduly harsh and unjust"...
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#OnThisDay 1913 California prohibits Asian immigrants from owning land. Oh, I forgot to mention the infamous Chinese Exclusion Act, that wasn't repealed until 1943.
California tightened the law further in 1920 and 1923, barring the leasing of land and land ownership by American-born children of Asian immigrant parents or by corporations controlled by Asian immigrants.
These laws were supported by the California press, as well as the Hollywood Association, Japanese and Korean (later Asiatic) Exclusion League and the Anti-Jap Laundry League (both founded by labor unions). Combined, these groups claimed tens of thousands of members.
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#OnThisDay 1948 Shelley v. Kraemer was decided by the Supreme Court. This ruling provided that no state or federal court could enforce restrictive covenants that prevent individuals from owning or occupying property due to their race.
And if it's a civil rights case back in the day? You KNOW Thurgood Marshall has something to do with it. This was one of over 30 cases he argued before the Supreme Court - AND WON.
The case arose after a Black family purchased a house in St. Louis that had a covenant preventing "people of the Negro or Mongolian Race" = occupying the property. The purchase was challenged in court by a neighbor + was blocked by the SC of Missouri before going to SCOTUS.
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#OnThisDay 1898 Voting and civil rights activist and educator Septima Poinsette Clark was born.

Who was Septima Poinsette Clark? Glad you asked.
A pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, Septima Clark was called the “Mother of the Movement” and the epitome of a “community teacher, intuitive fighter for human rights and leader of her unlettered and disillusioned people."
Among others, she taught Diane Nash, John Lewis, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) and Andrew Young HOW TO ORGANIZE and REGISTER voters. Her efforts ended up with over 700,000 registered - and educated - voters.
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I had hoped to get a special @hack_history episode out today for the commemoration of the sinking of the Cap Arcona, Deutschland, Thielbek and Athen, but circumstances...

But some of the takes in response to Marina's tweet need addressing. Here we go. #OnThisDay #Thread /1
Did 2TAF know that the 4 ships in Lubeck Bay had prisoners from @GedenkstaetteNG on board?

No. The information that was being sped back through the RAF's rather clunky intel apparatus meant that the target-rich environment of Lübeck Bay was seen for what they thought it was. /2
For more information on this, I cannot recommend more highly reading @Dlong_24 thesis "A disaster in Lübeck Bay" which you can read here: irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3625…

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#OnThisDay in 1945, World War II: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners from Nazi concentration camps is sunk by the Royal Air Force in the East Sea. 5,800 killed. This was one of the largest single-incident maritime losses of life in the Second World War. Image
For weeks after the attack, bodies of victims washed ashore, where they were collected and buried in mass graves at Neustadt in Holstein, Scharbeutz and Timmendorfer Strand.

Parts of skeletons washed ashore over the next 30 years, with the last find in 1971.
RAF Pilot Allan Wyse of No. 193 Squadron recalled, "We used our cannon fire at the chaps in the water... we shot them up with 20 mm cannons in the water. Horrible thing, but we were told to do it and we did it. That's war."
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#OnThisDay 1920 the first game of the National Negro Baseball League was played in Indianapolis, IN. The Indianapolis ABC played the Chicago Giants.
Although the origins of Negro Leagues Baseball cover a wide expanse of teams and leagues dating back into the 1800s, many baseball historians and enthusiasts point to the inaugural season of the Negro National League in 1920 on this day as the official start.
Hall of Famer Andrew “Rube” Foster, a former player and owner of the Chicago American Giants, helped to guide the forming of an organized league comprised of a handful of teams from the Midwest.
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#OnThisDay 1963 More than 700 Black children portesting racial discrimination in Birmingham, AL are arrested, blasted by fire hoses, clubbed by police and attacked by police dogs.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had launched the Children's Crusade to revive the Birmingham anti-segregation campaign.
As part of that effort, more than 1,000 African American children trained in nonviolent protest tactics walked out of their classes on May 2 and assembled at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to march to downtown Birmingham.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #BOTD #Feminism #EstudiosdeGénero #LuceIrigaray

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Hoy, día 3 de mayo, es el cumpleaños de LUCE IRIGARAY (n. 1930), lingüista y filósofa feminista francesa de origen belga.
Está considerada como una de las teóricas fundacionales del pensamiento francés del "Feminismo de la Diferencia".

Siguiendo el discurso analítico sobre ella que hace Luisa Posada Kubissa (véase bibliografía):

“Será sobre todo _Speculum_ el lugar en el que Irigaray teje su
urdimbre teórica y arma su artillería crítica contra los discursos filosóficos y psicoanalíticos, que han reducido a la mujer a condición de posibilidad de la imagen y de la reproducción de sí.

La mujer vendrá a constituirse así en su deseo, por el deseo masculino y será,
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