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This Day in Colonial History -- July 1st:
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 •  1517-First burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands 
  -Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens (later Pope Adrianus VI) elected as Cardinal priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
 •  1535-Sir Thomas More goes on trial in England charged with treason 
 •  1543-England and Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
 •  1569-Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland 
 •  1600-Prince Maurits' army occupies Newport Flanders, Netherlands 
 •  1656-First Quakers (Mary Fisher/Ann Austin) arrive in Boston and are arrested 
 •  1674-Spain, France and Netherlands form Triple Alliance 
 •  1689-Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan 
 •  1690-Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army 
  -Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
 •  1745-Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlie's frigate Doutelle 
 •  1775-Congress resolves to forge Indian alliances
 •  1776-First vote on Declaration of Independence 
 •  1795-John Rutledge becomes second chief justice of Supreme Court 
 •  1798-Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt 
 •  1810-Louis Napoleon resigns as king of the Netherlands 
 •  1820-First edition of newspaper Courrier de la Meuse published" 
 •  1823-9th Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office 
  -United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico 
 •  1839-Abdul-Medjid succeeds Mahmud II as Sultan of Turkey 
 •  1847-First U.S. postage stamps go on sale, 5 cents Franklin and 10 cents Washington, New York City 
 •  1850-At least 626 ships lie at anchor around San Francisco Bay 
 •  1858-Modern biology is born when the Linnaean Society of London listens to the reading of a paper on natural selection by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace
 •  1859-First intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 
  -Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St. Louis 
 

 
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posted on Colonial Sense: 07/01/2015
Have you seen me? A memorial to slavery.
June 23, 2015, History News Network by Alexi Morrissey
We in the United States and around the world still have not come to grips with the slave trade and its long-lasting effects. This project seeks to build a contemporary memorial to slavery called HAVE YOU SEEN ME?

Have You Seen Me? is a work of art that transforms the iconic 1980s “kid on the milk carton” missing person advocacy campaign into a memorial for Africans who were lost during the Slave Trade.

This memorial to slavery depends on the involvement of a widespread group of people - not just for the funds to continue production, but for the housing of the bottles. The memorial is the network of bottles in our homes.

posted on Colonial Sense: 07/01/2015
Say it ain't so, Jack
June 22, 2015, The Brookings Institution by Ben S. Bernanke
I must admit I was appalled to hear of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's decision last week to demote Alexander Hamilton from his featured position on the ten dollar bill. My reaction has been widely shared, see for example here, here, here, here, and here.

Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, would qualify as among the greatest of our founders for his contributions to achieving American independence and creating the Constitution alone. In addition to those accomplishments, however, Hamilton was without doubt the best and most foresighted economic policymaker in U.S. history. As detailed in Ron Chernow's excellent biography, as Treasury Secretary Hamilton put in place the institutional basis for the modern U.S. economy. Critically, he helped put U.S. government finances on a sound footing, consolidating the debts of the states and setting up a strong federal fiscal system. The importance of Hamilton's achievement can be judged by the problems that the combination of uncoordinated national fiscal policies and a single currency has caused the Eurozone in recent years. Reflecting on those parallels, as Fed chairman I recommended Chernow's biography to Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank. Mario told me that he read it with great interest.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/30/2015
Fake quotes run rampant among GOP candidates
June 19, 2015, MSNBC by Steve Benen
The first hint of trouble came about a month ago, when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told supporters that “Thomas Jefferson said it best” when the Founding Father said, “That government is best which governs least.”

Thomas Jefferson never said this. Walker fell for a fake quote.

Soon after, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told an audience, “Patrick Henry said this, Patrick Henry said the Constitution is about ‘restraining the government not the people.’” In reality, Patrick Henry said no such thing.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/30/2015
Estonian construction workers dig up medieval ships
June 12, 2015, Agence France-Presse (AFP) by Staff
The capital of Estonia is perhaps not the place where one would expect to find the remains of medieval ships, but that is exactly what happened to a group of construction workers in Tallinn this week.

While working on the foundations for high-end apartments in a seaside area of the Baltic state's capital, the men noticed something strange in the ground: the remains of at least two ships thought to be from the 14th-17th centuries.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/29/2015
Spanish Armada cannons retrieved from Sligo seabed
June 17, 2015, The Irish Times (Ireland) by Lorna Siggins
Two 16th-century cannons in extraordinarily good condition have been recovered by underwater archaeologists from the Spanish Armada wreck site off Streedagh, Co Sligo.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys watched one of the two cannons from the wreck, La Juliana, being raised from the seabed when she visited the location in Sligo yesterday morning.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/29/2015
Mummified bishop is a unique time capsule from the 17th century
June 16, 2015, Lund University (Sweden) by Staff
The mummified remains of Peder Winstrup are one of the best-preserved human bodies from the 1600s. Preliminary investigations reveal a sensational find: the internal organs are still in place.

“We can now observe that Winstrup’s mummy is one of the best-preserved bodies from Europe in the 1600s, with an information potential well in line with that offered by Ötzi the ice man or Egyptian mummies. His remains constitute a unique archive of medical history on the living conditions and health of people living in the 1600s”, says Per Karsten, director of the Historical Museum at Lund University.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/28/2015 -- Followup
At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It
June 20, 2015, NPR by Eleanor Beardsley
Tens of thousands of people have been gathering in the Belgian countryside over the last week to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. The bloody battle of June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat for Napoleon at the hands of a coalition of his enemies. The re-enactment is attracting history buffs, tourists and wannabe soldiers.

Napoleon himself is also a big draw. At one intersection where police have blocked a road, a crowd gathers to watch the spunky, 19th century French emperor jump out of a car and take on modern-day Belgian traffic cops. "Uh, we've got Napoleon here," says one policeman into his walkie-talkie.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/28/2015
Study reveals more evidence than expected
June 08, 2015, The Arkansas City Traveler by Foss Farrar
A weeklong archaeological expedition in eastern areas of Arkansas City turned up more evidence than expected that the town was the site of the second-largest Native American settlement in the United States more than 400 years ago, the leader of the expedition said Friday night.

Among the finds during the “dig” last week were three metal balls that were X-rayed in a mobile archaeological lab and found to be made of pure iron and lead, the type of ammunition that was shot from cannons and muskets by Spanish conquistadors who explored the Great Plains in the 16th and 17th centuries.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/20/2015
Face to face with two doomed Franklin members
June 04, 2015, The Star (Canada) by Paul Watson
Archeologists trying to solve one of the Canadian Arctic’s coldest missing-persons cases have called in a forensic artist skilled at getting justice for the lost and murdered.

A team of archeologists, led by Nunavut’s director of heritage and culture, Douglas Stenton, is hoping to solve part of the mystery of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition with the help of forensic artist Diana Trepkov, who reconstructed the faces of two sailors.

Using two skulls discovered in the High Arctic 22 years ago, the Ontario forensic artist produced two busts that look like figures in a wax museum, staring out from the mists of history.

posted on Colonial Sense: 06/20/2015
Centuries-old dugout was discovered in the Bug
June 03, 2015, Science And Scholarship In Poland by Staff
Four-meter boat made from a single piece of wood has been discovered by an accidental finder in the Bug near the village Stary Bubel in the Lublin province. Preliminary analysis of the physicochemical properties suggests that it was made between the fifteenth and mid-seventeenth century.

"Dugouts are not extremely rare finds, but they are certainly interesting and noteworthy. Currently, there are more than 330 known in the Polish territory. Boats, the age of which has been determined, mostly date back to the Middle Ages and modern times" - explained Grzegorz ?nie?ko from of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS in Warsaw.

 

 
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