Hipstory

A "This day in history" for The hippies!

1860-  Abe Lincoln Protested Like A Boss!

March 06, 2018

In 1860, while campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike. What better subject to protest than the right to protest.

“To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”

― Abraham Lincoln

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1884-  The Original Women's March !

March 06, 2018

In 1884, over 100 suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, went to President Chester A. Arthur and demanded that he voice support for female suffrage.  

"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."

-Susan B. Anthony


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1876-  The Selfie Origins!

March 07, 2018

On March 7th 1876, Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone in the US. One of the biggest, most important achievements in history... And look what you've done! This is why we can't have nice things!

"Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you." 

[First intelligible words spoken over the telephone]

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1945- Phyllis Mae Dailey: First African American Nurse in the Navy

March 08, 2018

On this day in 1945, Phyllis Mae Dailey was inducted into the United States Navy Nurse Corps. She was the first African American sworn in as a Navy nurse following changes in Navy recruitment and admittance procedures that had excluded black women from joining the Nurse Corps.

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens."

-Michelle Obama


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1961- B4 The White House, Russia Only Sent Dummies to Space!

March 09, 2018

On this day in 1961, The Russians launched Ivan Ivanovich ("John Doe"), a human dummy, into space on the Soviet spacecraft known as Sputnik 9. The dummy was accompanied by a dog, reptiles, mice, and guinea pigs. (not cool)   For a few weeks in 1961, all the hopes and fears of space's vast new frontier were embodied, quite literally, by a dummy. 


"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."

- Albert Einstein

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1776 "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published.

March 09, 2018

On this day in 1776 "Common Sense" challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.


“Give me liberty, or give me death.”

― Thomas Paine, Common Sense