February 12 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is Founded in Baltimore, Maryland

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February 12 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is Founded in Baltimore, MarylandRate this post One hundred years after the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States who freed the slaves, a group black and white Americans founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on February 12, 1909. Focused on overturning discriminatory laws throughout the United States, the NAACP has grown into one of the most influential organizations in American politics. After the Civil War, legislative bodies throughout the South enacted statutes designed to undermine amendments to the US Constitution made to elevate African-Americans to full citizenship. These […]

February 12 1912 – The last Emperor of China, Puyi of the Qing Dynasty, abdicates the throne

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February 12 1912 – The last Emperor of China, Puyi of the Qing Dynasty, abdicates the throneRate this post On February 12, 1912, Empress Longyu signed an edict forcing the last Qing Emperor Puyi to abdicate thus ending over two thousand years of imperial tradition in China and giving way to the rise of the People’s Republic as we now know it. Born in Beijing to Prince Chun, on February 7, 1906, Aisin-Gioro Puyi had close ties with the ruling clan of the Manchu royal family on both his maternal and paternal sides. In 1908, when the Guangxu Emperor died of arsenic poisoning, the toddler Puyi was chosen as the […]

February 12 1934 – Export-Import Bank of United States (Ex-Im Bank) incorporated as Export-Import Bank of Washington

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February 12 1934 – Export-Import Bank of United States (Ex-Im Bank) incorporated as Export-Import Bank of WashingtonRate this post Soon after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March 1933, he focused his attention on the domestic economic situation created by the Great Depression. Later, Roosevelt asserted that a sound internal economic situation was utmost essential for a country’s prosperity instead of its currency’s external value. In 1934, the Roosevelt Administration undertook two initiatives that indicated an urge to reengage economically with the world. The first one was the creation of Export-Import Bank and preparation of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act (RTAA). As one of the principal agencies of the […]