Post some History with your Coin

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  1. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    Just thought this could be a fun and educational thread. @charley here really got me thinking along these lines.
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    The year was 1859.
    James Buchanan was the president.
    The Indian Head Cent was first minted.
    Oregon is now the 33rd state.
    Pikes Peak gold rush begins in July.
    Edwin Drake drills the first oil well near Titusville, PA.
    November 1 the Cape Lookout Lighthouse is lighted for the first time.
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  3. Mountain Man

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    Interesting post. I like posts that give me that little bit of background and history. Looking forward to reading some more, but can't post right now as I'm in a waiting room for a Zoom meeting.
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  4. alurid

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    Abraham Lincoln turned 50 years old.
    Ground braking for the Suez Canal.
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  5. potty dollar 1878

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    1798-July11 the Marine corps is established by an act of congress. 20210410_192649.jpg 20210410_175313.jpg 20210410_175322.jpg
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  7. Scott J

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    The Great Depression is in full swing
    Herbert Hoover is President.
    Chief Justice William Howard Taft dies (only person to be both president and chief justice)
    Mickey Mouse and Betty Boop debut.
    Construction begins on the Empire State Building.
    Buzz Aldren, Clint Eastwood, Ross Perot, Neil Armstrong and my dad were born. 20210208_145624.jpg 20210208_145655.jpg
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    • July 4, 1826 – Ex-Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  9. Scott J

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    The United States enters WWI.
    Woodrow Wilson is the president.
    Puerto Ricans are made US Citizens
    The US Virgin Islands are purchased from Denmark for $25,000,000
    Women win the right to vote in New York state.
    John F. Kennedy is born.
    Ernest Borgnine is born.
    Ella Fitzgerald is born.
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  10. Scott J

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    1897. MDCCCXCVII
    William McKinley is sworn in as the 25th president.
    Dos Equis is brewed to celebrate the upcoming 20th (XX) century.
    The first Boston Marathon is run
    The Boston Subway is opened.
    Mark Twain is rumored dead, to which he responds "The report of my death is an exaggeration. "
    JJ Thomson announces the discovery of the electron
    Felix Hoffman synthesizes Aspirin for Bayer
    The Klondike Gold Rush begins and author Jack London records events and gets inspiration for many of stories.
    Car manufacturer Oldsmobile is founded Lansing Michigan.
    Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, a devise that leads to movie projector
    Amelia Earhart is born.
    William Faulkner is born.
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  11. Rushmore

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    Social Security is born.

    Bruno Hauptman is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

    Babe Ruth plays in his last baseball game

    Wiley Post and Will Rogers die in plane crash.

    Huey Long is assassinated

    The game Monopoly hits the stores.

    My grandparents got married

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  12. Scott J

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    Great post!! That Lindbergh case maybe the most well known kidnapping case in history.
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  13. Rushmore

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    It was. Hauptmann didn't get the chair until a year later. Back then justice was swift.
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  14. johnmilton

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    1800 Bust Dollar, Bolender 20, tied for finest known of a rare variety

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    Instead of making a list of events, I will cover what had to be the biggest event for the United States in 1800, the presidential election.

    In the early days of The United States, the Electoral College picked the President, but the system was different and flawed. Each elector had two votes. They cast those votes for different people. The man who got the most votes was elected President and the candidate who came in second was elected Vice President.

    In 1800, the political parties were just getting started. The Federalists, who had won the first three elections with George Washington (1789 and 1792) and then John Adams (1796) picked John Adams to run for re-election and Charles Pinckney as his running mate. The Democratic-Republicans chose Thomas Jefferson for President and Aaron Burr for Vice President.

    To make that selection, there had to be an agreement among the electors that all of them would vote for their party’s presidential candidate, and one of them would abstain or vote for someone else for Vice President. When the votes were counted, the Federalist electors had voted as planned. John Adams received 65 votes and Charles Pinckney received 64 votes. The Democrats, who won the election, had a problem because both Jefferson and Burr received 73 electoral votes. Someone had “failed to blink.”

    In the event that the Electoral Collage vote ended with an inconclusive result, the election was thrown into the House of Representatives. Regardless of its size, each state has one vote in the selection of the President. Therefore, the single representative from Delaware had as much power the whole delegation from the state of New York.

    The Federalists were not in a good mood because they had lost the presidential election. Some of them wanted to throw a monkey wrench into the entire system. Some of them wanted to cut a deal with Burr and make him president. This impasse resulted in 35 inconclusive votes in the House of Representatives.

    Finally, Alexander Hamilton, who was a leading force in the Federalist Party, brokered a deal that resulted in Jefferson winning the presidency on the 36th ballot. Hamilton didn’t care for Jefferson, but he disliked Burr even more. Oddly enough, the one representative from Delaware, James Bayard, made the difference. He was assured that Jefferson would not “destroy the public credit” or disband the navy. Thus, the constitutional crisis was averted. It also resulted in a permanent break between Jefferson and Burr.

    The constitutional flaw was fixed by the 12 Amendment. It called for the electors to vote for the President and Vice President on the same ballot, therefore avoiding future political crises
  15. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    What an awesome coin and excellent history lesson!!
    Thanks @johnmilton
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  16. Scott J

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    Calvin Coolidge was president.
    Charles Lindbergh flew across the pond.
    The Holland Tunnel opened.
    CBS went on air.
    The Ford Model A goes on sale for $500 - $1200
    The Jazz Singer staring Al Jolson is debuted in NYC
    Joseph Stalin takes control in Russia
    Show Boat opens on Broadway.
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