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

No Picture

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 16 1959: Fidel Castro sworn-in as Prime Minister of Cuba

No Picture

February 16 1959: Fidel Castro sworn-in as Prime Minister of CubaRate this post Fidel Castro was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Cuba on February 16, 1959. Castro captured power after leading a guerrilla campaign that ousted right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista, who was forced into exile, on January 1, 1959, fled to the Dominican Republic. Other rebel leaders did not have the kind of popular support Castro had and on February 16, he took over as the Prime Minister of the country. From 1976 till 2008, he served as the President of the country. Cuba, under Castro, was the first Communist state in the Western Hemisphere. The United States […]

February 17 1819 – The First Missouri Compromise Passes the United States House of Representatives

February 17 1819 – The First Missouri Compromise Passes the United States House of RepresentativesRate this post Forty years before the United States erupted in Civil War, the debate over slavery kicked into high gear with the passage of the first Missouri Compromise on February 17, 1819. Designed to create a plan for the admission of new states into the Union with a balance between pro- and anti-slavery, the bill made it through the House of Representatives before being denied by the Senate. The US was well on its way to becoming a house divided. Missouri Territory first petitioned Congress for the ability to join the nation in 1817. According […]

February 24 1920 – Hitler launches the twenty-five point program of the Nazi Party in Munich, Germany

No Picture

February 24 1920 – Hitler launches the twenty-five point program of the Nazi Party in Munich, Germany3 (60%) 2 votes On February 24, 1920, Hitler put forward the twenty-five point program – the key agenda of the Nazi Party in Munich, Germany. In 1919, with the end of World War I, Germany suffered much more than the injured pride. The bitter pill of defeat was reiterated by the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles that enjoined that Germany and its people not only take up responsibility for the destruction and death caused by the Great War but also pay huge reparations to the Allied Powers. This broke the back […]

February 25 1986 – The People Power Revolution Forces President Ferdinand Marcos to Flee the Philippines

February 25 1986 – The People Power Revolution Forces President Ferdinand Marcos to Flee the PhilippinesRate this post Throughout history, the removal of a crushing dictatorship has relied upon ruthless rebels and extensive bloodshed. Not so in the Philippines, where the People Power Revolution forced President Ferdinand Marcos to run for his life on February 25, 1986 by simply protesting in the streets. Blocking Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the resolute masses changed the course of history for the island nation in Southeast Asia with just the force of a united voice. In 1965, Marcos came into power on the promise of initiating massive roadbuilding projects and construction of […]