Retelling history, 140 characters at a time - CNET Spoiler alert: The Cuban Missile Crisis ended without the United States and the Soviet Union launching even a single nuclear weapon, and the Allies won World War II. You're no doubt well aware of those ultimate outcomes, but what if you don't remember, or never knew, the myriad individual moments, big and small, that led to those famous conclusions? There are plenty of thick history books you could pick up, but maybe you're someone who wants a more dramatic sense of what happened -- even, perhaps, to feel like you're right in the thick of the drama. To be sure, there's no time machine that can take you back to London during The Blitz, or to the White House Situation Room as JFK stood firm against belligerent military leaders wanting to engage the Soviets over surreptitiously putting nukes in Cuba. Welcome to the world of historical retelling, Twitter-style. For years, Twitter has been well-known as a place where events large and small play out in real time.
42 Interactive History Lessons From Google If you’re looking for a free and useful tool to help bring history to life, Google has you covered. The search giant has been making big strides into education lately and classrooms around the world are benefiting. The Google Cultural Institute is an elegantly designed but elaborate resource that offers a glimpse into key happenings from years past. The website uses a horizontal-scrolling timeline view to help create a sense of time passing. Each exhibition features a narrative which links the archive material together to unlock the different perspectives, nuances and tales behind these events. As with the other archives that we’ve helped bring onto the Internet, including the Dead Sea Scrolls , you can zoom in to see photos in great detail and search through millions of items for a specific country, person, event or date. Land Act Timeline courtesy of Google Cultural Institute
Léon Vivien Biography of Porfirio Diaz of Mexico, Ruler of Mexico Porfirio Díaz (September 15, 1830–July 2, 1915,) was a Mexican general, president, politician, and dictator. He ruled Mexico with an iron fist for 35 years, from 1876 to 1911. His period of rule, referred to as the Porfiriato, was marked by great progress and modernization, and the Mexican economy boomed. The benefits were felt by very few, however, as millions of peons labored in virtual slavery. He lost power in 1910–1911 after rigging an election against Francisco Madero, which brought about the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). Fast Facts: Porfirio Diaz Known For: Ruler of Mexico for 35 yearsAlso Known As: José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz MoriBorn: September 15, 1830 in Oaxaca, MexicoParents: José Faustino Díaz Orozco, María Petrona Mori CórtésDied: July 2, 1915 in Paris, FranceAwards and Honors: Grand Cross of the Royal Hungarian Order of St. Early Military Career Porfirio Díaz was born a mestizo, or of mixed Indian-European heritage, in the state of Oaxaca on September 15, 1830. Legacy
mashable We're constantly amazed by how the communication of news has changed over the past decade alone. A top NATO commander announced the end of the Libyan mission on Facebook, news of Osama Bin Laden's death set a Twitter record, and news, photos and video of the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread like wildfire over social media. SEE ALSO: We Hold These Tweets To Be Self-Evident [COMIC] Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown | Primary Source Nexus Featured Image: Winged Time April 3, 2014 By Barat PSN Leave a Comment Curator’s note from the Library of Congress online exhibition: The Dream of Flight On these pages, the English poet and illustrator, William Blake, depicts the personification of “Time” as having wings. On the left page, Time has his traditional scythe and conceals his wings as he creeps stealthily toward the viewer. On the right, Time has […] Featured Image: National Anti-Suffrage Association March 4, 2014 By Barat PSN Leave a Comment Compare and contrast the photo above with the top photo from the Learning from the Source: Tactics in the March to Suffrage post.
Porfirio Diaz - Biography - History Of Mexico Porfirio Diaz Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) perhaps qualifies as one of Mexico's most controversial statesmen. President of the country for 30 years, Diaz is frequently remembered as being one of the country's most notorious dictators. The bitter irony to his record lies in his accomplishments, of which there were many. Diaz brought Mexico into the modern age and the country achieved financial solvency under his reign. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Porfirio Diaz had mestizo blood. However, Porfirio Diaz' destiny lay in the world of temporal affairs. Mexico during the second half of the 19th century was facing internal challenges as well as threats from abroad. Subsequent skirmishes had Porfirio captured and imprisoned. Breaking completely from his former mentor Benito Juarez, Porfirio ran against his elder for the office of president. The subsequent election that followed brought Porfirio success. From 1884 to 1911 Porfirio Diaz ruled Mexico as a dictator.
Trump Twitter Archive FaceJack - Hijack someone's face - A new entertainment app for iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch® RAÍCES, ENREDOS, ENCUENTROS. El libro secreto de Francisco I. Madero Traducción de Agustín Cadena Cuando el cometa Halley, esa estrella de la cola de quetzal, atravesó con su resplandor los cielos mexicanos, en 1910, auguraba no sólo el centenario de la independencia, sino también un episodio profundamente transformador: la Revolución iniciada por Francisco I. Madero el 20 de noviembre, que Javier Garciadiego llama “el más verosímil inicio de un proceso, el nacimiento del Estado mexicano contemporáneo”. El gran cúmulo de los historiadores mexicanos está de acuerdo. Y sin embargo, casi desconocida y curiosa como puede parecer, una de las raíces más vitales de esta revolución yace en el Burned-Over District del estado de Nueva York. Escritora de ficción tanto como de no ficción, he aprendido que un hecho puede resultar más extraño de lo que uno pudiera imaginar. La imaginería popular de la Revolución Mexicana pinta generalmente personajes de carrilleras y sombreros del tamaño de una tina, como —¿Quién era Bhîma? —El mismo Madero —respondió la curadora. —Sí.
folksonomy = folk + taxonomy(ταξινομίες από τα κάτω) ... The Great War Archive Dec 25. The Christmas Truce Sergeant Bernard Brookes was a signaller who spent ten months in Flanders in the beginning of the War before he suffered shellshock and was invalided out of active service. During his convalescence he wrote up the notes he had made during his service, giving a personal, unsentimental account of the appalling conditions in the trenches as well as humorous exploits on and off duty.Here are two short extracts relating to the famous Christmas Truce 1914: 24 December 1914: "An officer went out (after we had stood at our posts with rifles loaded in case of treachery) and arrangements were made that between 10.00am and noon, and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm tomorrow, intercourse between the Germs [sic] and ourselves should take place. You can read more of Sergeant Bernard Brookes’s story on the Europeana 1914-1918 site.
″La Revolución Mexicana fue precursora global de la Revolución Rusa″ | América Latina | DW | 07.11.2017 "La Revolución Mexicana fue precursora global de la Revolución Rusa. Pese a sus diferencias tenían algunos objetivos comunes. La Revolución Mexicana aspiraba a una distribución social equitativa de la tierra y de la riqueza. Su punto culminante: a principios de 1917 fue adoptada una Constitución con los mayores estándares de derechos sociales a nivel mundial", destaca el historiador Stefan Rinke, catedrático de la Universidad Libre de Berlín. El historiador lamenta que ahora que se recuerda el legado de la Revolución Rusa se olvide el de la Revolución Mexicana, precisamente en Europa, pero destaca que eso se debe a la visión eurocentrista. México comenzó su propia revolución siete años antes, y fue el primer país en establecer relaciones diplomáticas con la Unión Soviética en 1924. Movimientos reaccionarios En cierta medida las dictaduras militares en Chile y Argentina fueron la consecuencia de ese legado. Opinión: el silencio a los 100 años de la revolución rusa Parteaguas histórico