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This Week In History

Column run by various staff members.

History of the Week: September 11, 2001

September 26, 2016 8:53pm | Erika Petersen

Editor’s Note: This article is from week of September 11, and met an unexpected delay in publication. It seems only right to begin this year’s History of The Week Column on this particular week with the anniversary of 9/11, an event that has gone down […]

This Week in History: JS Bach

April 12, 2016 11:06pm | Noah Thomas

This Week in History: Johann Sebastian Bach There have been many musical geniuses throughout history. They have blazed the trail and provided a framework for the evolution of music and musicians alike. One of the pioneers of music was Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was a […]

This Week in History: My Lai Massacre

March 21, 2016 2:27pm | Noah Thomas

This Week In history: My Lai Massacre On Thursday March 10th, 1970, Captain Ernest Medina and four soldiers under his  command were charged with a list of crimes related to the My Lai Massacre. The My Lai Massacre occurred on March 13, 1968 when a […]

This Week in History: Zimmermann Telegram

February 26, 2016 3:14pm | Shereen Elaidi

On March 1st, 1917, the U.S. government released the Zimmermann Telegram unencrypted text to the public.  According to Archives.gov, the Zimmermann Telegram was a telegram sent from the German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassador in Mexico, Count Johann Von Bernstorff. The telegram […]

Today in History: Thomas Edison

February 21, 2016 3:42pm | Noah Thomas

This week marks what would have been Thomas Edison’s 169th birthday. Thomas Edison was an American inventor, credited with inventing the “phonograph, the electric light bulb, and the alkaline storage battery.” Edison came from humble beginnings. He grew up in a small town in Ohio, […]

Today in History: Cuban Trade Embargo

February 9, 2016 11:04pm | Shereen Elaidi

Today in History — February 8th, 1962 – John F. Kennedy, by executive order, places a trade embargo on Cuba. On February 8th, 1962, president John F. Kennedy placed a trade embargo on Cuba through “Proclamation No. 3447: Embargo on All Trade with Cuba” to “…promote […]

This Week in History: The Assassination of Gandhi

February 4, 2016 2:02am | Noah Thomas

This Week In History: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi On January 30th, 1948, famed pacifist and protester, Mohandas Gandhi was gunned down in New Delhi by an ideological opposer. Known as one of the fathers of India, Mohandas Gandhi was one of the most famous figures […]

This Week in History – 14 Pts

January 12, 2016 10:15pm | Noah Thomas

On January 8th, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gave a speech before Congress outlining his “Fourteen Points.” These points detailed the United States’ reasons for entering World War One and pushed for increased globalization by way of the a “general association of nations,” or League of […]

This Week In History: The Bill of Rights

December 23, 2015 1:26pm | Noah Thomas

In this time of political contention known as the 2016 presidential election, it would be wise to examine the doctrines and ideals that our nation was founded on, and compare these to the platforms of the presidential candidates. On December 15th, 1791, the state of […]

This Week in History: Pearl Harbor

December 16, 2015 2:42pm | Noah Thomas

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”  – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Pearl Harbor is a place and name […]