Last week, I offered you a concert. I gave you a list of proud historical dates in the history of the United States and asked you to identify what happened on each of those dates. Thank you all for playing.
Because inquiring minds want to know, here are the answers to this historical scavenger hunt:
On this date in United States History…
6/21/1788- The United States Constitution went into effect.
4/30/1803- The Louisiana Purchase geometrically increased the land within the boundaries of the United States.
1/24/1848- Gold was discovered in California.
4/9/1865- The civil war ended.
12/8/1865- The 13th amendment, which abolished slavery, was added to the Constitution.
8/18/1920- The ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was completed.
7/2/1964- The Civil Rights Act of 1964, probably the most all-encompassing civil rights legislation in history, went into effect.
7/20/1969- Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.
7/7/1981- Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to be named a Supreme Court justice.
1/20/2009- Barack Obama, the first person of color to be elected president of the United States, took office.
Congratulations to Sharon Salcedo, who is our winner. Congratulations also to our runner-ups, Mary Sorenson and Mary Ann McGinley. Fabulous prizes will be forthcoming!
What dates or events would you include in a list of “proud moments” in U.S. history? Please share your perspective by leaving a comment. In the alternative, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a historic day!