Anti-Imperialist

6 October marks the birthday of John Y.F. Blake. Blake was born in Missouri, raised on the cattle ranches of Texas, and graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1880. He was …

Dynamite

On 1 October, 1910, the City of Los Angeles was rocked by a powerful explosion. When the smoke cleared, 21 persons were found dead in the wreckage of the building that housed the daily newspaper, ’The …

Who is Number One?

It was on 29 September in 1967  that an unusual television program made it’s debut. THE PRISONER was a program that concerned a member of the Intelligence Community who suddenly resigns, but wakes up to …

Go East Young Man

It was in early September 1920, that a historic conference took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The aim was to inspire a revolutionary consciousness among the people of former Tsarist Republics and beyond, many of whom …

Pine Tar

On 24 July, 1983, baseball fans were treated to an unusual spectacle when the Kansas City Royals faced the New York Yankees. The Yankees manager was Billy Martin, famous for wearing Yankees number 1, and …

The Flying Column

It was on this day in 1897 that one of the most famous names in the fight for Irish Independence was born, Tom Barry. A veteran of service in the British Army in the First …

Mississippi / 1963

On 12 June, 1963, Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers was shot and killed in his driveway as he was entering his family home in Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers was a Mississippi native, born in 1925, …