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Today in History – July 26

Today in History for July 26:

On this date:

In 1603, James VI of Scotland was crowned King James I of England. He then authorized an English translation of the Scriptures, first published in 1611 and known since as the King James Version of the Bible.

In 1758, Louisbourg, the great French citadel on Cape Breton Island, surrendered to the British. The fortress capitulated after an eight-week siege by a British force of 27,000 men and 157 ships. With the surrender, the French were driven from the Maritimes.

In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1805, an earthquake in Naples resulted in 6,000 deaths.

In 1847, the Republic of Liberia was proclaimed. The country had been established in 1822 through the efforts of several American philanthropic societies which wanted to establish freed American slaves in a colony on the West African coast.

In 1852, the first Toronto Stock Exchange was

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Black History Month / Speaking for the dead


In 1926, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared the second week of February “Negro History Week.”  The effort was to introduce the history of African Americans in public school and its timing was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Forty-three years later, the Black United Students at Kent State University proposed extending this to the full month and in 1970, Black History Month was celebrated for the first time.

On Wednesday February 8th, the Widener Commonwealth Law School will host the National Parks Conservation Association as speaker Alan Spears will discuss the contributions of African Americans to the history of national parks including Gettysburg, where African Americans managed supply lines for both the North and South and Valley Forge, where black soldiers fought the British on the front lines alongside white soldiers.

Spears is the NPCA’s Director

Read more at: http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2017/02/black-history-month-2-year-budget-planning.php

Review: ‘The Complete History of America (abridged)’ at Vagabond Players

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Investigation Discovery Has Best October in Network History in Prime and Total Day for All Key Demos


–ID Continues Reign as #1 Cable Network for W25-54–

Investigation Discovery (ID) had its best October ever in Prime delivery for all key demos including P2+, HH, P25-54, and W25-54 on Live+3 Day viewing, with the network averaging nearly one million primetime viewers P2+ (909k) for the month. October 2016 was also ID’s best October ever in Total Day delivery for those same demos, while the network held tight to the #1 spot for Total Day delivery of W25-54 in all ad-supported cable for the third month in a row.

Year-to-date, ID is #2 for W25-54 and #6 for P25-54 in Total Day delivery. In Prime delivery, ID remains a top 10 network year-over-year for W25-54 (#9),

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2016/11/07/investigation-discovery-has-best-october-in-network-history-in-prime-and-total-day-for-all-key-demos-609415/20161107id01/

The Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture: Watch the Entire Ceremony Here

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 Hollywood actors, singers and local talent fuel the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

One-hundred years in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened with magnificent fanfare on Saturday, September 24, 2016 on the National Mall. The museum, home to over 3,000 artifacts, is by far, currently the premier attraction in the Nation’s Capital. Such is the demand to see the exhibits, tickets are unavailable until January.

 Vista of the Museum from Constitution Avenue, looking across the north lawn to the Washington Monument. Photo by Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Vista of the Museum from Constitution Avenue, looking across the north lawn to the Washington Monument. Photo by Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Many political and entertainment luminaries took the stage, including President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Robert De

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LMNO CEO Eric Schotz Launches New Production Company, Eyes History Project

EXCLUSIVE: Eric Schotz, president and CEO of embattled LMNO Productions, has formed a new company, Anvil 1893 Entertainment. The company already is said to have a project set at History, a historical documentary. LMNO, which is involved in a very public falling out with Discovery Communications, will remain in business.

A source close to Schotz says that with Anvil, the nine-time Emmy winner is looking to expand into areas of programming beyond the reality TV fare that LMNO is known for, both in terms of genre and types of content. Anvil will produce a range of content – scripted and unscripted – for television, film (including feature documentaries) and digital platforms.

Articles of incorporation filed with the Secretary of State’s office show that Anvil was set up on August 1 – the same day Discovery Communications filed a countersuit against LMNO, accusing the reality TV show producer of keeping two

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2016/09/eric-schotz-lmno-launches-production-company-anvil-1893-entertainment-1201818270/