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#OTD Sept 30, 1919: The Elaine Massacre takes place. During what was known as the #RedSummer, Black Arkansas sharecroppers, meeting to unionize for better working conditions & pay. White landowners raided the meeting killing hundreds.
#History
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#OTD Sept 30, 1919: The Elaine Massacre takes place. During what was known as the #RedSummer, Black Arkansas sharecroppers were meeting to discuss forming a union & demand better working conditions & pay. White landowners raided the meeting killing hundreds.
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#History
#OTD Sept 30, 1919: The Elaine Massacre takes place. During what was known as the #RedSummer, Black Arkansas sharecroppers meeting to unionize were killed by white landowners. Hundreds were massacred.

“There’s still racial healing that needs to take place”
#History
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#زرتشت
#zoroastrian
#ancient
#religion
"شریف آباد دخمہ" (صوبہ یزد، #ایران)
خاموشی کا مینار (آسمانی دفن)
Tower of Silence (The Sky Burial)
زرتشتیوں کی میتیں دفنانے کا مقام
زرتشتی مذہب کی ایک لمبی اورقدیم تاریخ میں "یخچل" اور "آرگ بام" کےبعد"شریف آباد"کوبھی ایک مرکزی حیثیت حاصل ھے. ImageImageImageImage
زرتشتی روایت میں جب کسی کی موت ھو جاتی ھے تو اس کا جسم فوری طور پر بدروحوں سے آلودہ اور ناپاک ھو جانے سے لاش کو اس جگہ مقامی پرندوں (خاص طور پر گدھ) کے سامنے بے نقاب (nakedly) کر کے ڈال دیا جاتا ھے یعنی پاکیزہ کیا جاتا ھے، اس مقام کو"دخمس" کہتےہیں۔
40 سال پہلے تک ایران کےصوبہ یزد ImageImageImage
میں "ٹاورز آف سائیلنس" کے اوپر اب بھی لاشیں پائی جا سکتی تھیں، جو آہستہ آہستہ بکھر رہی تھیں یا صحرائی گدھوں کے ذریعے الگ ھو رہی تھیں۔
3,000 سال پرانی روایت کے مطابق ٹاورز پر لاشوں کو تین مرتکز دائروں میں ترتیب دیا گیا تھا۔
مردوں کو بیرونی دائرے میں، خواتین کو درمیان میں اور بچوں ImageImageImage
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#OTD Charles "Chuck" Cooper (Sept 29, 1926 -  Feb 5, 1984). A 4-year starter for Duquesne University, he was was the 1st Black to participate in a college basketball game south of the Mason–Dixon line & 1st Black player drafted in the NBA.
#History #NBA ImageImageImageImage
#OTD Charles "Chuck" Cooper (Sept 29, 1926 -  Feb 5, 1984). A 4-year starter for Duquesne University, he was was the 1st Black to participate in a college basketball game south of the Mason–Dixon line & 1st Black player drafted in the NBA.
#History #NBA
#OTD Charles "Chuck" Cooper (Sept 29, 1926 -  Feb 5, 1984). A 4-year starter for Duquesne University, he was was the 1st Black to participate in a college basketball game south of the Mason–Dixon line & 1st Black player drafted in the NBA.

Chuck Cooper III
Pt.1
#History #NBA
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#OTD Sept 29, 1975: WGPR-TV (Where God’s Presence Radiates) became the 1st Black-owned TV station in the U.S. The station, located in Detroit, MI, was founded by William Venoid Banks. Their permit was granted on June 1, 1985.
#History
#OTD Sept 29, 1975: WGPR became the 1st TV station in the U.S. owned & operated by African Americans. Located in Detroit, MI, founded by William Venoid Banks.

“It’s important for people to participate in defining themselves...integrating media was the highest priority”
#History
#OTD Sept 29, 1975: WGPR became the 1st TV station in the U.S. owned & operated by African Americans. Located in Detroit, MI, it was founded by William Venoid Banks.

“The greatest thing they did was the role that they played in developing so many people’s careers”
#History
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#RockCut
#architecture
#sichuan
دیوقامت لیشن بدھا (لیشن، چین)
Leshan Giant Buddha(Near Min, Qingyi and Dadu River, Leshan City)
Circa: 8th C.
آنکھیں موندے اوربارعب اندازمیں بیٹھےبرلب دریائےمن، چنگی اور دادو، صوبہ سیچوان(چین)میں واقع لیشان بدھاکا 71 میٹر(233 فٹ) اونچادیوہیکل مجسمہ ImageImageImage
جو 1940 میں دریافت ھوا، چٹانی طرزتعمیر کی حیران کن مثال ھے۔
ہائی ٹونگ نامی ایک راہب تھا جس نے اس منصوبے کا آغاز کیا تھا۔اسکی فکر ان دیرینہ لوگوں کی حفاظت کیلیے تھی جو تین دریاؤں کے سنگم کے آس پاس اپنی روزی کماتے تھے۔ ٹونگ کاماننا تھاکہ بدھاپانی کی روح کوقابو میں لائیں گے۔
20 سال ImageImage
کی بھیک مانگنے کے بعد، آخر کار اس نے اس منصوبے کے لیے کافی رقم جمع کر لی۔ ٹونگ کی وفات کے بعد اس کے دو شاگردوں نے اس مجسمے کو مکمل کروایا۔
بدھا کامقام عام طور پر واٹر لائن سے اوپر ھے لیکن یہ علاقہ 70سالوں میں بدترین سیلاب کی زد میں آیا ھے۔
 بدھا کہ ہیت (Structure) کو زیرقلم لائیں ImageImage
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#OTD Miles Davis joined the ancestors (May 26, 1926– Sept 28, 1991). Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, influential jazz figure. His variety of musical directions over a 50yr career kept him at the forefront of major stylistic developments in jazz.

Bio Pt.1
#History #Jazz
#OTD Miles Davis joined the ancestors (May 26, 1926– Sept 28, 1991). Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, influential jazz figure. His variety of musical directions over a 5-decade career kept him at the forefront of major stylistic developments in jazz.

Bio Pt.2
#History #Jazz
#OTD Miles Davis joined the ancestors (May 26, 1926– Sept 28, 1991). Influential jazz figure. Quincy Thomas Troupe Jr, poet, editor, journalist & Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA, wrote a comprehensive biography on Miles.
#History ImageImageImage
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#ancient
#Iraq
#Civilization
میخی یا پیکانی رسم الخط (Cuneiform Script)
3500 BC - 2500 BC
دنیا کے اس قدیم تیروں کے سروں کی مانند رسم الخط کو دریافت کرنے کا سہرا ایک انگریز عہدے دار کے سر ھے جو ایران میں مقیم تھا۔ اس نے 12 سال لگا کر اسے دریافت کیا۔
یہ رسم الخط بابلی، عکادی، سمیری ImageImageImage
تہذیب (Sumerian Civilization) کے زمانے میں، لکڑی کے کیل کی مدد سے لکھنے کیلئےمٹی کی تختیوں کا استعمال کیا جاتا تھا۔ اسی لیے اسے میخی کہا جاتا ھے۔
سمیری تہذیب میں تحریر کا سب سے پہلے آغاز شہر یوروک (Uruk) سے ھوا جو تصویری (Pictorial) تھایعنی "بچہ بھاگ رہا ھے" تو بھاگتےبچے کا خاکہ۔ ImageImage
گیلی مٹی کی تختیوں پر *نرسل کے قلم سے لکھ کر وہ اسے آگ میں پکالیتے تھے۔ اور یہ کام سب سے پہلے مندر کے کسی کیا کرتے تھے۔
اسی تحریر نے معاشرے کو منظم کیا۔
اسی طریقے سےوہ تجارتی لین دین، ٹیکس، قانونی معاہدے، احکامات، حساب کتاب، رسیدیں لکھتے۔
دنیا کااولین قانون "حمورابی کا قانون" بھی ImageImage
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#TodayinHistory in 1865, Filipino revolutionary general, Miguel Malvar, one of the last generals to surrender to the Americans in the Philippine-American War, was born in Barrio San Miguel, Santo Tomas, #Batangas #PH.

THREAD. #history #kasaysayan
Born to Maximo Malvar & Tiburcia Carpio, Miguel was educated early via his hometown's school. Soon, he was mentored by Valerio Malabanan, one of the great teachers of Batangas who offered pro-bono services in Tanauan.
Malvar was a skilled businessman. After making a name for himself in the local sugar industry, his business thrived as was his influence in the community. He was even given P1,000 as seed money by Saturnina Rizal, Jose Rizal's oldest sister, to help his enterprise.
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because of the importance of getting this information out to the public mind

in time to help with the most consequential election in world history -- the Midterm elections of 2022

i am giving away downloadable copies of the entire book, *Culture War

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i am giving away downloadable copies of the entire book, *Culture War, Class War 2022: Truth & Generations* without Notes & References

NOW

This version is on the blog ... and feel free to read it there ...

sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

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yet the downloadable version contains many pictures, graphs, etc. which are quite entertaining & helpful in making the points.

you can click this link --> docs.google.com/document/d/1G-…

or you can go to either of the blogs on which the book is now posted

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Murder in my sleep

This gruesome incident happened in 1985 in England. Colin Kemp, 33, went to bed with his wife, after which he had a nightmare. He was in the jungle, being chased by two Japanese soldiers. One had a knife and the other had a gun.
When the man was caught up, a fight broke out: one of the soldiers jumped him, Kemp grabbed him by the throat with both hands and began strangling him. At the same time, a second soldier shot Kemp, and the man woke up in a cold sweat.
To his surprise, he found his wife showing no signs of life. Kemp tried to wake her up and suddenly realized he had strangled her in her sleep.
The court found the man not guilty, explaining what happened by the term "night terror. In this state, a person who has a nightmare is..
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Originally a village developed for weavers, with streets laid out without any social distinction, the planning of Chintadripet was ahead of its time. It played a vital role in East India Company's trade in cloth and thrived under the support and encouragement of the Britishers. Image
Beyond that, Chintadripet was home to individuals and communities who have shaped the locality and its development.

Today, Chintadripet is popular for its fish market, its fascinating history lost in the past.
The remnants of its bygone era can be found in the old houses, age-old markets, traditional businesses, educational and religious institutions, and its residents.

Come join us on this exploration and discover stories of vision, perseverance, legacy, tradition, and philanthropy.
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#Iran
#Archaeology
#architecturaldesign
"آرگ بام" (شہر بام، صوبہ کرمان)
Arg-i-Bam (Kerman Province, Iran)
Circa: 224 AD - 651 AD
Era: Sassanid Period
تاریخ پڑھنا ایساھےجیسےکسی بندکتاب کو ورق در ورق ٹٹولنااور آثارِقدیمہ کھودناایسا ھےجیسےخودکو شش وپنج میں ڈالنا۔
ایسےہی خود کوپریشان
کرنے کی زندہ مثال "آرگ بام" ھے جسے 2004 میں #یونیسکو عالمی ورثے کیلئے نامزد کیا گیا۔
صوبہ کرمان (ایران) میں دریائے بام کے کنارے آباد جدید شہر بام کےصحرا میں ایک خاص قسم کی ریتلی مٹی کی تہوں اور اینٹوں سے بناقلعہ، جسے کمپلیکس کہاجائےتو غلط نہ ھوگا، ایک پہاڑی کی چوٹی پرواقع ھے جسکی
بیرونی دیوار نےشہر کوگھیر رکھا ھے۔
تمام تر ضروری تعمیر سے مزین قلعہ اپنی بنیاد سےتقریباً 200 فٹ (60 میٹر) بلندھے جسکی دیواریں، تقریباً 40 فٹ (12 میٹر) اونچی تھیں۔
19ویں صدی کے آغازتک یہ ایران میں سب سےمضبوط قلعہ بند جگہ تھی، جسے18ویں اور 19ویں صدی کےایرانی خاندانی تنازعات کےدوران
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This October, come join us as we embark on journeys of discovery and exploration, uncovering fascinating stories of the city's historical pockets.
Do save the dates and join us as we walk through the city's enchanting historic enclaves and engage in conversations about history, architecture, heritage, planning, culture, heritage awareness, and conservation.

We look forward to seeing you!
In case you would like a customised, private heritage walk, please write to us at mail@madrasinherited.in

The registration for each of the walks will open on Mondays prior to the date of the walk.
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“Chapter 9,” titled “To Save the World:

“Millennials...Psychedelics & Activism”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(publishing 9/2022)

THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #90s #Ecstasy #psychology #history

CW22Q 9/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website now & to be published Sept 2022)

READ &/or dwl entire BOOK free AT SITE...

READ BOOK… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #Millennials #90s #psychedelics

CW22Q 9/2
[Quotes/highlights:] “Not coincidentally, Millennial Generation parents were predominantly of the Vietnam Gen/ Boomers & Millennials echoed their parent’s more liberal & mind-expanding drug use.” []

THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #psychology #history #generations

CW22Q 9/3
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A car powered by atomic energy

In 1965, Soviet scientists tested the car "Volga Atom" with an atomic engine of 320 horsepower (very much for that time). The engine weighed 500 kilograms, so the front was not 2 wheels, but 4. Such a car could be very long without refueling.
The tests showed that the Volga atom travels 60 thousand kilometers without refueling. It turned out that after that the engine needed to be replaced with a new one. But Soviet scientists corrected this problem, they created an engine with gas-phase fuel in the form of uranium...
hexafluoride instead of solid uranium, and the new version of the car could go 40 thousand kilometers without refuelling. To refuel it was now sufficient to pump a new supply of uranium hexafluoride into the cylinders and the car would keep going.
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“She was called Phillis, because that was the name of the ship that brought her, and Wheatley, which was the name of the merchant who bought her. She was born in Senegal. In Boston, the slave traders put her up for sale:
-she's seven years old! She will be a good mare!
She was felt, naked, by many hands.
At thirteen, she was already writing poems in a language that was not her own. No one believed that she was the author. At the age of twenty, Phillis was questioned by a court of eighteen enlightened men in robes and wigs.
She had to recite texts from Virgil and Milton and some messages from the Bible, and she also had to swear that the poems she had written were not plagiarized. From a chair, she gave her long examination, until the court accepted her:
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In 2012 I had the privilege to co-author “Exotic Aliens” a history of the Lion and the Cheetah in India with Prof. Romila Thapar - arguably India’s greatest living historian & Valmik Thapar, a prodigious scholar of Natural History.
A thread on the #Cheetah: based on our findings.
That the cheetah originated in Africa is not disputed, but whether it existed naturally in India’s environment is severely contested; our findings -based on the historical record- suggest it did not.
Thus, the term “reintroduction” of the cheetah is in itself a misnomer. #History
The earliest reference to an animal that may be construed to mean a Cheetah in any indigenous text is found in the 12th century Manasollasa. The distinguishing feature of a cheetah is not spots but it’s “tear drop” patterns, and no historical text references this.
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🚂 @PKP_SA celebrates its 96th birthday 🎂🎉 #OTD 26.09 the 🇵🇱 state railways were established.

Here's a little #history🧵on its origins (for all #train buffs & railfans)

#PolishHistory #Poland #History #railway #travel #tourism
Although much of the infrastructure within the borders of newly-independent 🇵🇱 had been destroyed during #WWI, 🇵🇱 was very quick to reestablish its railways. New lines sprang up allowing for economic development and integration.
The railways and their unification was not an easy task as some had to be rebuilt to standardise tracks across the lands of the former partitions. Finance was also a major issue: foreign capital was sought – to little avail.
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The adoption of the Act of 23 Sept 1922 on the construction of Gdynia port by 🇵🇱 Parliament is considered the formal beginning of the port of Gdynia. The works on its establishment, however, commenced much earlier... 🧵

#PolishHistory #History #WW2 #Poland #OTD Image
The favourable int'l situation, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles & the restoration of 🇵🇱 access to the sea constituted an incentive for the 🇵🇱 gov to take action. The needs of the 🇵🇱 trade were to be secured by the Free City of Gdańsk, located within the customs area of 🇵🇱 Image
In 1920 there was a conflict regarding the blocking of shipment of arms to 🇵🇱 during war w/🇷🇺, calling 🇵🇱 warships at port. The need to build the own sea port became apparent. In 1920, Kazimierz Porębski appointed Mr Wenda, the engineer to choose the place to build a future port. Image
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“Chapter 8,” titled “Castles in the Sky…Cocaine and Booze:

“Gen X/ 13th Generation is a Concocted Generation, born 1961 through 1980”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by M Adzema

(pub 9/2022)

sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

CW22Q 8/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website now & to be published Sept 2022)

READ &/or dwnld entire BOOK free AT SITE...

wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s #Republicans

CW22Q 8/2
[Quotes/highlights:] “…this swinging back & forth of attitudes is mirrored also in the drug usage of these generations: We go from repressive drugs such as alcohol & tobacco with the WWII Generation;” []

THREAD… wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #GenX #history #Yuppies #80s

CW22Q 8/3
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“Poland will be great or she will not exist at all"
— Piłsudski

#BeLikePoland 🇵🇱

@JSaryuszWolski @visegrad24 @Tash_Witk @D_Tarczynski @PatrykJaki @andrewmichta @dominikacosic @PolishEmbassyUS @arekmularczyk @jakubiak_marek @michalrachon @CecilieHolter @ron__PL @AgainstRevisio1
#OTD, Sept 23, 1939, due to heavy artillery fighting Polish Radio @thenews_PL stopped broadcasting. Before this happened, listeners could listen one last time to a #Chopin concert performed by Władysław Szpilman.

#WWII #WarsawUprising #PolishHistory #History #Poland
Broadcasting the program was no longer possible without electricity from the Powiśle Power Plant. The damage was too extensive to allow for ongoing repairs. The audience had to say goodbye to the radio.
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“Chapter 7,” titled “Vietnam/Boomer Generation—Marijuana & Psychedelics”

“Wow, Man!” “Just Do It” “Go with the Flow”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by M. Adzema

(publishing 9/2022)

THREAD… sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur…

CW22Q 7/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website now & to be published Sept 2022)

READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE... wp.me/p1C4cs-2HP #60sGen #history #LSD #FBR #Boomers #resist

CW22Q 7/2
[Quotes/highlights:] “…for every LSD experience gone wrong, there were hundreds or thousands more whose experience of LSD was transformative.” []

THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2017/10/cultur… #60sGen #history #FBR #Boomers #resist #pot #psychology #marijuana #CultureWar #spiritual

CW22Q 7/3
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