What is Juneteenth?

by: BYELIZABETH NIX from What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. JuneteenthContinue reading “What is Juneteenth?”

First roller coaster in America opens 1984

On June 16, 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success and by the turn of the centuryContinue reading “First roller coaster in America opens 1984”

True Crime Fact of the Day 6.15.2005

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/police-search-van-der-sloot-home-in-holloway-disappearance June 15, 2005 Police search Van der Sloot home in Holloway disappearance On this day in 2005, more than two weeks after American teen Natalee Holloway (born 10/21/1986) vanished while on a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba, police there search the home of 17-year-old Joran Van der Sloot, oneContinue reading “True Crime Fact of the Day 6.15.2005”

Book Review: Rosaline Palmer Take the Cake

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was an audible deal of the day. (Spoilers below)I purchased it to try something different. This was a wild story. It was the story of a woman that was unsure of her future. She disappointed her successful parents by gettingContinue reading “Book Review: Rosaline Palmer Take the Cake”

Yellowstone Roads Flooding

This is from East Idaho News Today. This is terrifying. I have attached an article below. (courtesy of http://www.kxly.com) All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are temporarily closed due to flooding, rockslides and mudslides on roads. No visitor traffic heading into the park is allowed, including those with lodging and camp reservations at Yellowstone. OnceContinue reading “Yellowstone Roads Flooding”

The Day In History 6.13.2022

(This is from: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history) The Miranda rights are established On June 13, 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be usedContinue reading “The Day In History 6.13.2022”

Thousands of Borrowers Qualify for Automatic Student Loan Relief – Are You One?

By Adam Hardy, Robert Bruce (More Than 1 Million Borrowers Qualify for Automatic Student Loan Relief — Are You One? (thepennyhoarder.com) As a Student Loan Borrower myself, I found this article to be interesting. More than a million student loan borrowers are entitled to automatic relief thanks to recent court settlements and rule changes fromContinue reading “Thousands of Borrowers Qualify for Automatic Student Loan Relief – Are You One?”

Book Review: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a great book based on a true historical figure. I enjoyed reading this book about a woman growing up in south in the midst of racism and segregation. She was a lighter skinner black woman that was able to reinvent herselfContinue reading “Book Review: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict”