Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Atlantic Just Reminded Me This Is an Anniversary Year

Being a little bit distracted by such things as job-hunting and moving to new job, it took a link I got today from a friend to a photolog on The Atlantic's website of major events of 1963.

That was a huge year in a lot of ways.  The Civil Rights movement that started in earnest back in the mid-1950s was in high gear by 1963: King's "I Have A Dream" speech, the Birmingham protests, the assassination of Medgar Evers, the bombing of a church killing four girls.  The fighting in Vietnam picking up, and political upheaval leading up to a military coup.  The space race now with a woman cosmonaut going up.  Two James Bond movies.  Two Beatles albums.  A television show on the BBC about a gent and some companions traveling the universe in a blue box.  And then JFK in Dallas.

So expect a lot of anniversary notices to come and go.  Mostly go, I might lose track of things now I'm working full-time (yes I will keep bragging about this for the next four years to overcompensate).

Oh, and this is also the 150th year anniversary of 1863, a big year of American History with the Civil War ongoing.  Expect me to get all fangirly near about July 2nd (Day Two of Gettysburg)...

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