Emergence of Modern America

School children placing flowers on the graves of World War I servicemen

Memorial Day 1920 Brings a Changing of the Guard

May 30, 2018

In 1920, veterans groups played an active role in orchestrating Memorial Day observances in towns across Connecticut. As had been... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Emergence of Modern America, Everyday Life, War and Defense, World War I

Rediscovering Albert Afraid-of-Hawk

May 29, 2018

Albert Afraid-of-Hawk was born Cetan Kokipa on the Great Sioux Reservation sometime between 1879 and 1881. His birth came at... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Danbury, Emergence of Modern America, Native Americans

Setting Speed Limits – Today in History: May 21

May 21, 2018

On May 21, 1901, Connecticut passed An Act Regulating the Speed of Motor Vehicles. Connecticut was the first state in... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, Law, Transportation

Hamilton Wrecks Aeroplane – Today in History: April 22

April 22, 2018

On April 22, 1911, aviation pioneer Charles Hamilton crashed his brand new, all white, biplane the “Moth” at Andrews Field... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Disaster, Emergence of Modern America, New Britain, Transportation

An Orderly & Decent Government: Business and Government, 1905-1929

April 12, 2018

The early years of the 20th century were a time of vigorous political and social reform. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Politics and Government, Social Movements

An Orderly & Decent Government: A Clash of Cultures, 1888-1905

April 12, 2018

In the last decades of the 19th century, Connecticut was transformed by a massive flood of immigrants fleeing political and economic instability. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Immigration, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1905-1929

April 12, 2018

J. Henry Roraback dominated Connecticut like no political leader before him. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Mansfield, Politics and Government

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1905-1929

April 12, 2018

Early 20th century life in Connecticut was marked by the election of 1912, US entry into World War I, and the Great Depression. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Hartford, Immigration, Politics and Government, The State, World War I

An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1905-1929

April 12, 2018

With war's end, suffrage advocates stepped up their campaign for equal rights. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Politics and Government, The State

Type Writing Machine

The Portable Typewriting Machine – Today in History: April 12

April 12, 2018

On April 12, 1892, the first US patent for a truly portable typewriter was issued. The patent, No. 472,692, was... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, Invention and Technology, Stamford

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