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hey there. this is the blog of one brendan mcpherson. this is where I talk about politics, life, comedy, and other fun things.

wnyc:

Happy birthday, Jim Henson!

How we wish you had been in charge of True Detective casting. (Sorry Vince and Farrell, but we’re voting for Statler and Waldorf.)

-Sean, sideshow (via)

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retrocampaigns:

digitrix:

President Bill Clinton with his cat Socks at the South Lawn at the White House, March 7, 1995.


will never not reblog

oupacademic:

Do not lament my fate; if I have decided to go on living, it is to serve your glory. I wish to write the history of the great things we have done together! … Farewell, my children! I would like to embrace you all; let me at least embrace your flag!

— Napoleon Bonaparte (A. J. F. Fain, Manuscrit de 1814; Paris 1825)

Quoted in Munro Price’s new book Napoleon: The End of Glory.

Image: Napoléon Bonaparte abdicated in Fontainebleau by Paul Delaroche, 1845. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 22, 1862: Abraham Lincoln Issues Emancipation Proclamation

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. This declaration set a date for the freedom of more than three million black slaves in the United States.

The Emancipation Proclamation ordered the emancipation of all slaves residing in Confederate states that had not returned to Union control by January 1, 1963. It emphasized the mission of the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed and issued on January 1, 1863.

To read Lincoln’s legendary decree, visit Ken Burns’s The Civil War site.

Image: The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the cabinet / painted by F.B. Carpenter ; engraved by A.H. Ritchie, circa 1866. (Library of Congress)

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

your info page said that you liked memes and i couldn’t help myself
The internet has done some wonderful and terrible things to Mr. Hamilton.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

your info page said that you liked memes and i couldn’t help myself

The internet has done some wonderful and terrible things to Mr. Hamilton.

buzzofmaiabee:

 
PLEASE

coolchicksfromhistory:

Chilean women vote in a municipal election, 1945.

Chilean granted women the right to vote in municipal elections in 1931.  Chilean women achieved full suffrage in 1949.

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