Millennium History

History of North America

  • Little Bighorn, the swan song of the Indian Wars

    On June 25, 1876, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the most famous of the so-called Indian Wars, took place between the United States Army and the countrys ancestral Indian tribes. Before the United States gained its independence, the Indians were used by France and Great Britain as allies in thei

  • Pat Garrett &Billy the Kid

    If there is a story that perfectly reflects the image we all have of the American Wild West, it is the confrontation between the marshal Patt Garrett and outlaw Billy the Kid. Much has been written about the figure of the bandit William Bonney and his bloody death record since he was a teenager. W

  • The Swiss monk who baptized Sitting Bull

    Martin Marty was a monk belonging to the Benedictine order who was living so happily in his native Switzerland when his superior ordered him to move to the United States to put an end to the existing disorders in the monastery which the order owned in Saint Meinrad, Indiana. Martin was 26 years old

  • Coxey's Army (1894), a pioneering social protest march on Washington

    The march on Washington for civil rights led in 1963 by Martin Luther King and the famous phrase «I have a dream” that he gave in his speech at the Lincoln Memorial, are well known. What not so many people know is that almost seventy years earlier there was another march on Washington demanding soci

  • Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States.

    In the long and still unfinished process to achieve equality between men and women, one of the perhaps most significant milestones that the female sex has not yet achieved is to reach the position that confers the most power in the world today:the presidency of the United States. It seems possible

  • Henry Wirz, the southerner executed for war crimes

    When talking about war crimes and prison camps, it is usually associated with the Nazis and World War II. However, already in the United States War of Secession (1861-1865) there was someone who was tried and executed for war crimes committed in a prison camp; this someone was the protagonist of our

  • Isaac Parker, "the hanging judge"

    As United States dominance spread westward during the 19th century, the question of The administration of justice in the new territories was a serious problem as a result of the lack of a judicial and police system that could approach the one that prevailed in the more civilized regions of the east

  • «The Conqueror», a shooting of death

    The techniques of make-up and special effects that exist today allow it to be believable that a 1.80-meter-tall actor plays the dwarf Gimli or that an actress becomes an inhabitant of a distant planet, blue in color and with strange features. Unfortunately, in the 50s these techniques were not as de

  • Frederick Townsend Ward, the Yankee Mandarin who led the Chinese Imperial Army (I)

    In the year 1900 the armies of the European powers, the United States and Japan took the Forbidden City of Beijing in response to the attack on their embassies in China (an episode narrated in the spectacular film 55 days in Beijing), desecrating the hitherto inaccessible residence of Chinese empero

  • The rebellion and execution of the Santee Sioux in 1862 (II)

    I ended the first entry in this series on the Mankato hangings with Colonel Sibleys decision to put members of the santee Sioux tribe on trial that they had surrendered to him. Although calling the process that took place in the last months of 1862 a trial would not be exact. University of Minnesota

  • «Supercalifragilisticoespialidoso»:sued for violating intellectual property rights

    Todays topic needs no introduction. We all remember the catchy theme song Supercalifragilisticoespialidoso from the 1964 film Mary Poppins, played by Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke and composed by brothers Richard and Robert Sherman. Who more and who less had to fight for a while to be able to corr

  • The day NASA was sued for the words of astronauts while orbiting the Moon

    On December 21, 1968, he took off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral the Apollo 8 , the first manned mission to leave Earth orbit, reach and orbit the Moon (without landing on it), and finally return to Earth. The astronauts Frank Borman , James Lovell and Bill Anders they would

  • Hobo code, the secret language of the homeless during the Great Depression

    After the First World War, a new world order was established, in which the United States, as a military and economic power, became the largest producer and exporter in the world. The profits obtained from abroad increased day by day, and Wall Street decided to turn its policy around and invest in th

  • The US President Who Named a Pattern of Sexual Behavior (And It's Not Clinton)

    If the terms President of the United States and sex appear in the same sentence, the 1998 scandal over a sexual relationship (fellatio version) between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky comes to mind, but this time It has nothing to do with them and everything to do with Calvin Coolidge , American pr

  • The First Ladies of the United States of all history

    Starting this month, with the appointment of Joe Biden as President of the United States, his wife Jill Biden will follow in the footsteps of remarkable women who, for centuries, have shaped the complex and often controversial role of First Lady. Too often forgotten, they are given center stage in t

  • Did you know that there is American jurisprudence, today, that is based on Castilian laws of the XIII?

    Despite the English origin of the United States, in fact, as we all know, it was founded when the Thirteen British Colonies on the East Coast declared their independence in 1776, it would be absurd to deny the evidence of our presence in North America:the Spanish origin of the dollar, the statue of

  • Fragging and fracking, two dangerous American fads

    What is fragging? During the Vietnam War, between 1964 and 1975, a curious and dangerous phenomenon occurred within the US Army:the so-called fragging (act of attacking a superior in the chain of command with the intention of frightening or killing him, usually using fragmentation grenades; hence

  • What Donald Trump should know about US history

    Today, January 20, the inauguration day of Donald Trump As the 45th President of the United States, I would like to remind you of some things you should know about US history, especially when it comes to immigration policy. Because there was a time, back in the 19th century, when Americans were the

  • Do you know why American flour producers used patterned and colored sacks?

    After the First World War, a new world order was established, with the United States as a military and economic potential. The US became the worlds largest producer and exporter. The profits obtained from abroad increased day by day, and Wall Street decided to turn its policy around and invest in th

  • Al Capone's concern that the consumption of milk was safe and the creation of expiration dates

    Son of Neapolitan parents who emigrated to the US during the last decade of the 19th century, Alphonse Gabriel Capone , Al Capone , was born on January 17, 1899 in New York. After being expelled from school at the age of 14 for hitting a teacher, he worked various jobs until he met Johnny Torrio ,

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