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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Fips
    5 1888 Location Tag s Education Urban Life Boosterism On October 5th the Georgia School of Technology opened with around one hundred students The school was open to all boys who passed the entrance examinations but preference was given to those boys chosen by the counties which strikingly demonstrates the decentralized mindset of the time Because of the local governments influence in admission to the school a family s partisanship likely played Henry Grady sells the New South Date s December 22 1886 Location Tag s Economy Henry Grady was the editor of the Atlanta Constitution and a supporter and spokesman of the New South concept Grady was invited to speak at the New England Club of New York in 1886 where he made a famous speech about the New South He disarmed his listeners by saying There was a South of slavery and secession that South thank God is dead There is a South of union and freedom that English Travelers Visit a Black University in Atlanta Georgia Date s 1884 Location Tag s African Americans Education Race Relations In the year 1884 two travelers from London England set out to tour the Southern United States Upon reaching Georgia the men stopped to visit Atlanta University an African American university of the state Their tour of the university led them to observe that the rooms at the school were light clean and cheerful and that the work of the students at the school was done exceedingly well Passing of a Temperance Bill in Georgia Date s July 13 1885 Location Tag s Church Religious Activity Politics Women On July 13 1885 the Women s Christian Temperance Union met in Atlanta Georgia to oversee the passing of a law to promote temperance in Georgia The women recorded how they sat

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    1874 and handed out to people in the Philadelphia area Two young boys had been kidnapped from their wealthy family The older of the two boys was later found on the street where the kidnappers had abandoned him Unfortunately though the criminals kept Charlie the younger brother with them and used him to force a Invention of Improved Barbed Wire Changes the West Date s November 24 1874 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s invention Agriculture American West On November 24 1874 the United States Patent Office issued Patent No 157124 to Joseph F Glidden of De Kalb Illinois Glidden invented a new and valuable improvement in wire fences with the goal to preserve cattle from breaking through wire fences the fence wire is composed of two strands which are designed to be twisted together after the spur The United States Patent Office A Scientific American The Legacy of Rufus Porter Inventor Date s August 28 1845 Location NEW YORK New York Tag s Science Technology invention Journalism Rufus Porter was a man of many talents Born in 1792 in Massachusetts but moving to Maine when he was nine Porter was apprenticed to a shoemaker by his family

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    Hospital Space Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 and was the first medical school in the South for African Americans It was one of only two African American medical schools to meet the academic standards of the Flexner Report It offers degrees in dentistry medicine and public health 1 In fall 1997 the president of Meharry went to the vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Pioneers Mercy Hospital in Detroit Date s 1917 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s african americans Medicine Black Bottom Detroit The Mercy General Hospital and Clinic was started in 1917 by Dr David C Northcross and his wife Dr D L Northcross The couple came to Detroit from Montgomery Alabama where Dr David Northcross had been conducting a hospital and drug store for eleven years Mr Northcross felt the need to service the Black community due to a lack of hospital service for many of the Southern Blacks who migrated John Woodall saves Northampton from The Plague Date s April 15 1999 Location Outside US Tag s Medicine Health Medicine In July of 1637 the town of Northampton faced a terrible predicament Many of its residents had been stricken with plague This plague utterly baffled William Wyly Northampton s local surgeon According to his account the disease gave its victims a high fever and painful boils on the skin Fortunately for Wyly he was assisted by John Woodall a true expert in the field of medical treatment As The Presidential Physicians of John F Kennedy Date s January 1 1954 to December 31 1963 Location Washington D C United States Tag s John F Kennedy Medicine Travell In an oral history Dr Janet Travell explained that she frequently treated President John F Kennedy for various muscle pains with local procaine injections at

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    Relevance Chronology Coca Cola Sold Everywhere Date s May 1886 to 1907 Location FULTON Georgia Tag s invention Medicine Coke Soda What difference could 20 years of advertising make Well for Coca Cola it made the world of difference In the hot summer of May 1886 John Pemberton created the beginnings of what would be the most revolutionary and world renown product as of yet This time the Gilded Age

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    The initial reasons for starting the organization were to celebrate the return of a hometown hero Thomas H Seymour However instead of being a temporary organization the Putnam Phalanx grew and became a permanent unit in Connecticut The men dressed in the uniforms of Continental soldiers and marched to the music of the Revolutionary War The organization had ranks and officers and held meetings at their Armory In 1859 the Phalanx voted to take an excursion starting on October 4 and ending on October 7 The plan was to visit Boston in order to see Bunker Hill as well as visit the Navy Yards in Charlestown Massachusetts and the city of Providence Rhode Island The Phalanx had a non member write of the events that occurred during their travels and a poem of their hero Putnam was included in the front In the account people in every city seemed to be excited about this parade of men Upon their arrival to Boston the train car that had the Battalion were immediately surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd anxious to catch the first sight of the Corps The Hartford Tribune has several accounts of this organization including small snippets and advertisement of the organization The organization was seen as a way to bring people together for everyone to have an enjoyable day The Phalanx went to honor their fathers at Bunker Hill and to honor their current brothers fighting in the Navy Thousands of people showed up wherever they went showing their appreciation and excitement for their service to America s beginning The people treated them as heroes for honoring America s national heritage Kammen writes about this as a traditional culture being born Early in the nineteenth centuries monuments built to remember battles of the Revolution ended up as mundane obelisks

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    Date s October 4 1859 to October 7 1859 Location PROVIDENCE Rhode Island SUFFOLK Massachusetts HARTFORD Connecticut Tag s Historical Reenactment Putnam Phalanx Militia Revolutionary War In the years right before the Civil War a group of men formed a military organization to honor an idol and hero of the American people These men formed the organization not only to honor current heroes but the heroes of the past In

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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Fips
    American people These men formed the organization not only to honor current heroes but the heroes of the past In particular the regiment was named after the great General Israel Putnam These men displayed a respect for their forefathers that brought about national pride Refuge in Religion The Story of the Baptist Minister Noah Davis Date s 1854 Location Tag s Slavery Religion African Americans Noah Davis sat puzzled he

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    in separate times in American history One of the important milestones in the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre in which one of the first people to die was a black slave Some claimed he was one of the first martyrs of the American Revolution During the American Revolution several regiments were formed by order of The Early Plight of Women in the Medical Field Date s January 1 1850 Location Tag s Women Education Health Medicine Health Late in 1849 famed author Fredrika Bremer arrived in America on a visit from Sweden Her writings were well known in America and upon an invitation to visit she gladly accepted Well aware of the high regard for women in America she was intent on studying their position and value During her two year stay in America Ms Bremer visited and was entertained by some of the most prominent people The Education of Women Mid 1800 s Date s February 1 1850 Location Tag s Education Women Education Fredrika Bremer was a well known writer living in Sweden By invitation in late 1849 she came to America for a visit As she was very much an advocate for the betterment of women

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