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Following his arrest on a charge of witchcraft and subsequent release, who plans and orchestrates the Pueblo Revolt in 1680?
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I know but one code of morality for men, whether acting singly or collectively. He who says I will be a rouge when I act in company with a hundred others, but an honest man when I act alone, will be believed in former assertion, but not in the latter… if the morality of one man produces a just line of conduct in him, acting individually, why should not the morality of one hundred men produce a just line of conduct in them, acting together?
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This Day in Colonial History -- August 1st:
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 •  1498-Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" near Venezuela
 •  1588-English Admiral Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, beats Spanish Armada 
 •  1589-Monk Jacques Clément mortally wounds French King Henry III in assassination attempt
 •  1619-First black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia 
 •  1626-Earl Ernest Casimir conquers Oldenzaal 
 •  1628-Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism 
 •  1664-Battle of St. Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Koprulu
 •  1711-Surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov 
 •  1714-Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England
 •  1715-Doggett's Coat and Badge, first sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea) is held
 •  1732-Foundation laid for Bank of England 
 •  1759-Battle of Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
 •  1774-Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
 •  1780-Sweden declares neutrality 
 •  1781-English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia 
 •  1786-Caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet
 •  1789-U.S. Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act 
 •  1793-France becomes first country to use the metric system 
 •  1794-Whiskey Rebellion begins
 •  1798-British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French fleet at Battle of the Nile (aka Battle of Abukir Bay)
 •  1812-Rare tornado hits Westchester County, New York 
 •  1814-Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat 
 •  1831-London Bridge opens to traffic
 •  1834-Slavery abolished through out the British Empire
 •  1836-HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin return to Bahia, Brazil 
 •  1838-British slaves in first "apprenticeships " freed in Bahamas and other colonies
 •  1840-Emancipation of remaining British slaves in second "apprenticeships "
 •  1842-Rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens 
 •  1852-San Francisco Methodists establish first black church, Zion Methodist 
 •  1855-Castle Clinton in New York City opens as Emigrant Landing Depot, the first U.S. receiving station for immigrants

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posted on Colonial Sense: 07/27/2015
UNESCO says Captain Kidd pirate treasure claim is false
July 14, 2015, The Associated Press by Staff
The account of an American underwater explorer who says he found a silver ingot that belonged to 17th century pirate Captain Kidd in Madagascar is false, the United Nations said Tuesday.

The so-called silver ingot is actually a piece of ballast that consists almost entirely of lead, the U.N. cultural body UNESCO said in a statement. It also dismissed assertions that the shipwreck of the Adventure Galley, a vessel belonging to Captain Kidd, had been found. The underwater structure was instead a broken segment from port construction, it said.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/26/2015
Robotic Sub Stumbles Across Revolutionary War-Era Shipwreck
July 21, 2015, Discovery News by Patrick J. Kiger
It’s amazing what you can find at the ocean bottom, even when you’re looking for something else.

Marine scientists on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research ship Atlantis, who were sailing off the North Carolina coast in an effort to study biological and chemical activity in deep-sea methane seeps, happened upon a previously undiscovered shipwreck on the ocean bottom about a mile beneath the surface.

Artifacts found on the wreck suggest that it could date back as far as the late 1700s, around the time of the American Revolution.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/26/2015
US Alamo fort awarded World Heritage status
July 05, 2015, AFP by Staff
The 18th century Spanish-built San Antonio Missions in Texas in the United States, including Alamo, were awarded world heritage status by the UN's cultural body on Sunday.

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee approved the listing of the five Spanish Roman Catholic sites built in and around what is now the city of San Antonio, including the Alamo fort, where in 1836 some 180 Texans fighting for independence from Mexico fought to the death against Mexican General Santa Anna's army of several thousand soldiers.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/25/2015
Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson names from annual fundraising dinner
July 23, 2015, The Connecticut Post by Neil Vigdor
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut.

Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/25/2015
Archaeologists find wreckage of Spanish ship that battled English corsairs in 1700s
July 20, 2015, Fox News by Staff
Colombian archaeologists have discovered the remains of what could be an 18th-century merchant vessel sunk by Spanish naval commander Adm. Blas de Lezo in 1741 in an attempt to block an English invasion of the Caribbean port city of Cartagena de Indias, researchers told EFE.

The discovery consists of a cannon and several slabs of wood that form "a pattern indicating that all the wood and structures belonged to a single ship," the Universidad Externado de Colombia professor of archaeology and director of the Terra Firme Foundation, Carlos del Cairo, said.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/21/2015
Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off NC Coast
July 17, 2015, Duke University by Staff
Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution.

Marine scientists from Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon discovered the wreck on July 12 during a research expedition aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) research ship Atlantis.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/21/2015
Watch the Mona Lisa come to life: Interactive version of masterpiece sees her frown, turn her head, and even breathe
July 13, 2015, The Daily Mail (UK) by Richard Gray
Her eyes are said to follow art lovers around the room and the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile gives her a strangely life like quality that captivates those who gaze upon her.

But now computer technology has been used to bring the Mona Lisa to life like never before.

An interactive version of the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci allows her to turn her head, pucker her lips, frown and even breathe.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/17/2015
‘Hamilton’ Heads to Broadway in a Hip-Hop Retelling
July 12, 2015, The New York Times by Michael Paulson
The Broadway musical can seem as oldfangled as the founding fathers. But an audacious hip-hop retelling of the life of the nation’s first Treasury secretary lands on Broadway on Monday poised to become the rarest of theatrical phenomena: not only a hit, but a turning point for the art form and a cultural conversation piece. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Renée Elise Goldsberry, right, with Patricia Sanftner at the Schuyler-Hamilton House in Morristown, N.J.Grace Notes: Actresses in ‘Hamilton’ Take a Trip to a Family Home for a History LessonJULY 12, 2015 Clockwise from left, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos in “Hamilton” at the Public Theater.‘Hamilton’ Puts Politics Onstage and Politicians in AttendanceMARCH 27, 2015 Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, plays the title role in the hip-hop-influenced musical Review: In ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Forges Democracy Through RapFEB. 17, 2015 From left, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the musical “Hamilton.”Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others From ‘Hamilton’ Talk HistoryFEB. 5, 2015 The Hamilton Mixtape From left, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Rua and James Monroe Iglehart, at the Allen Room.Music Review: ‘Hamilton Mixtape,’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at Allen RoomJAN. 12, 2012 Lin-Manuel Miranda, in his neighborhood in upper Manhattan.Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Rapping on Alexander HamiltonJAN. 6, 2012

The show, “Hamilton,” arrives with a powerful tailwind. It has already brought in $27.6 million, with just over 200,000 tickets sold in advance — huge numbers for Broadway, and among the biggest pre-opening totals in history. An Off Broadway production of the musical, based on Alexander Hamilton, which ran this year at the Public Theater, was a critical darling that sold out 119 performances, attracted a who’s who of cultural and political figures, and collected a trophy case of awards. And the show’s creator, a 35-year-old New Yorker named Lin-Manuel Miranda, has already won a Tony and a Grammy for an earlier show he had begun while still an undergraduate.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/17/2015
The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed
July 11, 2015, The Guardian (UK) by David Olusoga
he past has a disconcerting habit of bursting, uninvited and unwelcome, into the present. This year history gate-crashed modern America in the form of a 150-year-old document: a few sheets of paper that compelled Hollywood actor Ben Affleck to issue a public apology and forced the highly regarded US public service broadcaster PBS to launch an internal investigation.

The document, which emerged during the production of Finding Your Roots, a celebrity genealogy show, is neither unique nor unusual. It is one of thousands that record the primal wound of the American republic – slavery. It lists the names of 24 slaves, men and women, who in 1858 were owned by Benjamin L Cole, Affleck’s great-great-great-grandfather. When this uncomfortable fact came to light, Affleck asked the show’s producers to conceal his family’s links to slavery. Internal emails discussing the programme were later published by WikiLeaks, forcing Affleck to admit in a Facebook post: “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed.”

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/16/2015
King George I, Party Planning Visionary
June 30, 2015, The Toast by Kathleen Cooper
It’s a shame that we don’t often celebrate the creators of small pleasures. Creators of Big Things — like cars, light bulbs, and antibiotics — understandably receive a great deal of attention, but when it comes to the small events in history, we seem to suffer from collective amnesia. The origins of the first birthday party are lost in the mists of time. We don’t know exactly who invented the first picnic, or thought of the first New Year’s Eve party.

But I am happy to report that the story of King George I of England and his fabulous, fairy-tale Royal Floating Concert Supper Party, the justly celebrated event that featured the first-ever performance of Handel’s famous “Water Music,” has survived through the ages. King George’s musical event was the first party to combine an outdoor concert with entertaining and dining, and this innovation has evolved into our modern tradition of outdoor concert and tailgate parties.


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Census People: 9,429       Links: 8,060       Gallery: 50       Notes: 932
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Timeline Events: 7,806     Tagged: 6,139 (78.64%)    With Links: 3,472 (44.48%)    Total Links: 4,063
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