Women's right to vote highlighted at History Center event | Local ...
  • The 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution- granting women the right to vote- was become the law of the land on July 1, 1920. Nearly 50 years later- Louisiana finally got around to ratifying it. Still two states remained- North Carolina would would in 1971 and Mississippi in 1984.
Female Generals In The Army: Women Leaders - Citizen Soldier ...
  • Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington were formally promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army- making them the first female generals in American history. General Hays was director of the Army Nurses Corps and General Hoisington commanded the Women’s Army Corps.
Who Were the Viet Cong?
  • Viet Cong troops invaded the South Vietnamese town of Ba Ren and killed 70 of the 2000 civilian residents. Another 44 were killed in attacks outside of Ba Ren.
The legacy of Alexander Kerensky, Russia's last leader before the ...
  • Alexander Kerensky died at the age of 89. Back in 1917 he had for three months been the Prime Minister of Russia after the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II. Then along came the Bolshevik revolution displacing Kerensky. Alexander Kerensky lived in exile for more than 50 years- and had lived in New York City since 1961.
Here, There, and Everywhere: Jenny Boyd
  • Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac 22 years old married Jenny Boyd 23 on this date. Jenny Boyd who is the younger sister of Pattie Boyd- who at the time was Beatles George Harrison’s wife- and later Eric Clapton’s. While Pattie had “Something” and “Layla” written about her- Jenny Boyd had also inspired a famous song- Donovan’s “Jennifer Juniper.” Fleetwood and Boyd would marry and divorce each other twice. She was also a member of the entourage that went with The Beatles to India to see the Maharishi.
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (India) | Dissertation Reviews
  • The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives was founded on this day by the exiled 14th Dalai Lama in the city of Dharamshala, India. The library houses Tibetan Buddhist books, manuscripts and other items rescued by the Tibetans. The Dalai Lama is of course still living- the Hunter S. Thompson look-a-like is now 84.

16 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- THURSDAY JUNE 11, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. Mississippi is slow as s***. Remember my post on them & the 13th Amendment? Geezus…

    I didn’t realize that there was someone in between the death of the Romanovs and the Bolsheviks.

    Hm. Those Boyd women…

    • Maybe the news just travels slow down in Mississippi?…. My favorite class in college was one of Russian History- and I remembered Kerensky- but had NO idea that he lived until 1970.

    • This is a true story I still have the evidence. 20 years ago on vacation- we are in Oxford, Mississippi- lovely town I’ve been there 3-4 times etc… anyway. I am a paper and pen guy- I have all kinds of writing paper- notebooks- pens… anyhow I stopped at the University of Mississippi and in the bookstore found the most awesome notebooks ever- and bought dozens of them– i still have a lot of them unused– any how I also picked up some college blue books… and on the cover it had printed out— UNIVERSITY OF MISSISIPPI.

    • They missing a crooked letter! LOL! That’s great.

      Never made it to Oxford. I was always farther south, traveling on I-20, going back & forth between Texas & NC. I’ve seen Vicksburg, Jackson & Meridian.

      I still do written shopping lists and journal. I have a few things on notepad on my stupidphone but, pens and paper? Yeah.

    • The south I think is my favorite part of the country- Vicksburg great- considering I am a Civil War buff.. Pens and Paper rule! I have enough for at least 6 lifetimes!

    • I have them stored in totes. I have this ‘what if they quiet making them’ fear- and it has become reality over the years with some notebooks/ pens that I like a lot. Store up! I can’t recall the last time I found a notebook to buy that was to my liking.

    • Nope there are things I haven’t been able to find. The computer has really done damage to the notebook industry- at one time college bookstores were goldmines now- a lot seem not even to carry them- or at least not the type I like. Oh well. As I said I am pretty stocked up!

    • Yeah. Younger crowd…most can’t even sign their own names. I was shocked at how many teens couldn’t do cursive for their licenses when I was an Examiner.

      I’m sure the environmentalists liked not killing the trees for paper…until the covid nonsense started. TP is STILL being hoarded. *facepalm*

      I hear ya’. I’m surprised they are still printing books.

    • That is pretty sad- they get all confused when asked to sign- a look like “I don’t know what your even asking me to do?”.. I wouldn’t be surprised that books become rare- but it won’t be in my lifetime I don’t think.

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