The AMSA Voice

On this day …

On this day …

February 5, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 1778, South Carolina became the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation. In 1859, Wallachia and Moldavia were united as an autonomous region, setting the stage for the modern Romanian state. In 1909, Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation of Bakelite, the world'...

On this day …

On this day …

February 1, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 1327, teenager Edward III was crowned king of England. In 1861, Texas seceded from the Union. In 1893, construction was completed on America's first "movie studio," Thomas Edison's Black Maria in West Orange, N.J. In 1918, Russia was among the last of the world's nations to adopt the Gregorian...

On this day …

On this day …

January 31, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 1606, Guy Fawkes was executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot. In 1801, John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1915, Germany became the first nation to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare. In 1930, the 3M company began marketing Scotch Tap...

On this day …

On this day …

January 29, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published in New York City. In 1850, Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress. In 1861, Kansas was admitted as the 34th state of the Union. In 1886, Karl Benz patented the first gasoline-powered automobile. In 1936, t...

On this day …

On this day …

January 28, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 814, Charlemagne died of pleurisy in Aachen, Germany. In 1547, King Henry VIII of England died. In 1724, the Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great. In 1813, Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was published. In 1851, Northwestern University became the ...

On this day …

On this day …

January 27, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 98, Trajan became emperor of Rome. In 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot began. In 1785, the University of Georgia was founded. In 1951, the U.S. government began testing nuclear weapons in the Nevada desert. In 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Rog...

On this day …

On this day …

January 26, 2018


Filed under This Date in History

In 1564, the Council of Trent established an official distinction between Catholicism and Protestantism. In 1788, the British First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement in Australia. In 1837, Michigan was admitted as the 26th state in th...

Obligated to Truth
This Date in History