On This Day in History




On This Day in History

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman was the Editor / Features Editor at HNN, where she worked from 2004 to 2010. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies, both from McGill University, and has done graduate work in Jewish history at Concordia University as part of the MA in Judaic Studies program. She is now the editor of History Musings: History, News & Politics.

On This Day in History highlights important and sometimes understudied historical events, with feature articles that put these events into historical perspective. These articles chronicle the background of the event, all the circumstances leading up to the featured day in history, and include the historiography and significance of the event.

Writer, “On This Day in History” feature, on HNN, (debuted December 2007) and on History Musings 

  • “On This Day in History…. November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was Assassinated in Dallas, Texas,” HNN — History Musings

  • “On This Day in History…. February 12, 1809 the 16th President Abraham Lincoln is born,” HNN — History Musings

  • “On This Day in History… August 28, 1968: Police and Protesters clash at the DNC” HNN A history of the protests through words and photos to the music Graham Nash’s “Chicago-We Can Change the World”  History Musings

  • On This Day in History… June 30-September 11, 1862: Eugenia Phillips is sentenced to Ship Island by Gen. Butler, HNN — History Musings

  • April 23-30, 1968: Columbia University Students Stage a Strike,” HNN — History Musings

  • “February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American woman to win an Oscar,” HNN — History Musings

  •  “February 7, 1839: Henry Clay declares ‘I had rather be right than president.’,” HNN — History Musings

  • “January 15-17, 1950: The National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington , DC ,” HNN — History Musings 

  • “January 4, 1896: Utah is admitted as the 45th State of the Union ,” HNN  — History Musings

  • “December 17, 1862: Grant Issues General Order No. 11 Against the Jews,” HNN ttp://hnn.us/blogs/entries/45459.htmlHistory Musings

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