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thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

Entrance to the Harris nickelodeon, Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, 1919. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (via) 
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: June 19, 1905 
The “Nickelodeon,” the country’s first all-motion picture house, was opened by Harry Davis and John P. Harris at 433-35 Smithfield Street with the showing of two short films, “Poor but Honest” and “The Baffled Burglar.” It was a great success, with people flocking to the place and marveling at the moving figures. [Historic Pittsburgh] 
Related: “You Saw It Here First: Pittsburgh’s Nickelodeon introduced the moving picture theater to the masses in 1905,” by Timothy McNulty for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2005. 

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

Entrance to the Harris nickelodeon, Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, 1919. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: June 19, 1905 

The “Nickelodeon,” the country’s first all-motion picture house, was opened by Harry Davis and John P. Harris at 433-35 Smithfield Street with the showing of two short films, “Poor but Honest” and “The Baffled Burglar.” It was a great success, with people flocking to the place and marveling at the moving figures. [Historic Pittsburgh

Related: “You Saw It Here First: Pittsburgh’s Nickelodeon introduced the moving picture theater to the masses in 1905,” by Timothy McNulty for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2005. 

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#pittsburgh  #film  #movie  #nickelodeon  #theater  #history 
thinkmexican:

Cinco de Mayo: Long Before It Was Corporatized - Los Angeles, CA, 1943
“Among the 5000 persons assembled for the Cinco de Mayo celebration were little Luis Romanos and his sister Amalia in costume.” - Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1943

thinkmexican:

Cinco de Mayo: Long Before It Was Corporatized - Los Angeles, CA, 1943

“Among the 5000 persons assembled for the Cinco de Mayo celebration were little Luis Romanos and his sister Amalia in costume.” - Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1943

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#cinco de mayo  #mexico  #photography  #Black and White  #history  #vintage 
explore-blog:

The Histomap by John Sparks, 1931, depicts the ebb and flow of world powers from antiquity to today, part of a visual history of the timeline.

explore-blog:

The Histomap by John Sparks, 1931, depicts the ebb and flow of world powers from antiquity to today, part of a visual history of the timeline.

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#history  #chart  #map  #world  #empire 
thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: April 5, 1968
Residents of the Hill District and other sections of the city react following the April 4 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (via) 

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: April 5, 1968

Residents of the Hill District and other sections of the city react following the April 4 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (via

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#mlk  #pittsburgh  #martin luther king jr  #assassination  #1960s  #history 
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Fidel Castro and Malcolm X meet at Harlem’s Hotel Theresa, Sept. 24, 1960.
“The Theresa is now best known as the place where Fidel Castro went during his UN visit, and achieved a psychological coup over the U.S. State Department when it confined him to Manhattan, never dreaming that he ‘d stay uptown in Harlem and make such an impression among the Negroes.” - Malcolm X, 1964
“I always recall my meeting with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa, because he was the one who supported us and made it possible for us to stay there. We faced two alternatives. One was the United Nations gardens -when I mentioned this to the Secretary-General, he was horrified at the thought of a delegation in tents there. But when we received Malcolm X’s offer - he had spoken with one of our comrades - I said, ”That is the place, the Hotel Theresa.” And there we went. So I have a personal recollection very much linked to him.” - Fidel Castro, 1990

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Fidel Castro and Malcolm X meet at Harlem’s Hotel Theresa, Sept. 24, 1960.

“The Theresa is now best known as the place where Fidel Castro went during his UN visit, and achieved a psychological coup over the U.S. State Department when it confined him to Manhattan, never dreaming that he ‘d stay uptown in Harlem and make such an impression among the Negroes.” - Malcolm X, 1964

“I always recall my meeting with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa, because he was the one who supported us and made it possible for us to stay there. We faced two alternatives. One was the United Nations gardens -when I mentioned this to the Secretary-General, he was horrified at the thought of a delegation in tents there. But when we received Malcolm X’s offer - he had spoken with one of our comrades - I said, ”That is the place, the Hotel Theresa.” And there we went. So I have a personal recollection very much linked to him.” - Fidel Castro, 1990

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#history  #fidel castro  #malcolm x  #latin america 
Latin American History, Fuck Yeah!: Today In Latin American and Caribbean History →

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

March 19

  • 1742: The South American revolutionary known as Tupac Amaru II is born as José Gabriel Concorcanqui in the Peruvian city of Cusco.
  • 1801: Ambrosio O’Higgins, former Royal Governor of Chile, Viceroy of Peru, and father of Chilean independence leader Bernardo O’Higgins, dies in Lima…

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#latin america  #history 

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

Pittsburgh’s centennial parade floats, 1916 [University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives

SW PA knows it’s parades

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fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Today’s Peruvian Google doodle celebrates the 120th anniversary of the birth of Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo, born on March 16, 1892.

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Today’s Peruvian Google doodle celebrates the 120th anniversary of the birth of Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo, born on March 16, 1892.

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#google  #peru  #poet  #history  #cesar vallejo  #latin america 
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

During the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant, the United States considered annexing the Dominican Republic, whose president at the time, Buenaventura Báez, died in Puerto Rico 128 years ago today. An investigating commission, which included Frederick Douglass, visited the country in 1871, a year after President Grant had mentioned the idea of annexing the Dominican Republic, referred to as the Republic of San Domingo, in his State of the Union address. Annexation of the Caribbean country also came with the consideration that many of the United States’ African-American population, many of whom had been recently freed from slavery, would migrate to the majority-Black island. The annexation of the country also included the purchase of Samaná Bay. The annexation treaty was fiercely opposed by Sen. Charles Sumner, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was eventually defeated in the United States legislature. 

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

During the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant, the United States considered annexing the Dominican Republic, whose president at the time, Buenaventura Báez, died in Puerto Rico 128 years ago today. An investigating commission, which included Frederick Douglass, visited the country in 1871, a year after President Grant had mentioned the idea of annexing the Dominican Republic, referred to as the Republic of San Domingo, in his State of the Union address. Annexation of the Caribbean country also came with the consideration that many of the United States’ African-American population, many of whom had been recently freed from slavery, would migrate to the majority-Black island. The annexation of the country also included the purchase of Samaná Bay. The annexation treaty was fiercely opposed by Sen. Charles Sumner, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was eventually defeated in the United States legislature. 

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#latin america  #history  #united states  #usa  #puerto rico  #newspaper 
picturethisdate:

On March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa led 500 men in an attack on the US border town of Columbus, New Mexico. In response to the raid, the Americans sent an expedition into Mexico, which failed to retrieve Villa, but did kill or capture many of his men.

picturethisdate:

On March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa led 500 men in an attack on the US border town of Columbus, New Mexico. In response to the raid, the Americans sent an expedition into Mexico, which failed to retrieve Villa, but did kill or capture many of his men.

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#pancho villa  #mexico  #history 
Today In Latin American History

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

March 10

  • 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States’ legislature at the end of the Mexican-American War.
  • 1952: Fulgencio Batista returns to power in Cuba via a military coup d’état.
  • 1990: Haitian president Prosper Avril, a high ranking military officer, is deposed after two years in office.
  • 1999: Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín dies in the United States at age 80.

(Source: fylatinamericanhistory)

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#latin america  #mexico  #cuba  #history 
thepittsburghhistoryjournal:




Union Station, Pittsburgh (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: March 10, 1858 
The first train operated from Allegheny into the city’s first Union Station, located at Seventh Street and Liberty Avenue. [Historic Pittsburgh]

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

Union Station, Pittsburgh (via)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: March 10, 1858 

The first train operated from Allegheny into the city’s first Union Station, located at Seventh Street and Liberty Avenue. [Historic Pittsburgh]

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#pittsburgh  #train  #history 
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

During the United States’ Civil War, the Union Navy had a ship called the USS Santiago de Cuba. Builtin Brooklyn, New York and commissioned in 1861, its career spanned four active years of service in the Atlantic before being decommissioned in the Summer of 1865 and spending the next 34 years as a commercial ship.
Cuba itself was still under colonial Spanish rule during the time of the US Civil War, which took place a decade after Narciso López’ failed US-backed filibustering campaigns to “liberate” the island and seven years after the also failed Ostend Manifesto proposed purchasing the island from Spain. 

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

During the United States’ Civil War, the Union Navy had a ship called the USS Santiago de Cuba. Builtin Brooklyn, New York and commissioned in 1861, its career spanned four active years of service in the Atlantic before being decommissioned in the Summer of 1865 and spending the next 34 years as a commercial ship.

Cuba itself was still under colonial Spanish rule during the time of the US Civil War, which took place a decade after Narciso López’ failed US-backed filibustering campaigns to “liberate” the island and seven years after the also failed Ostend Manifesto proposed purchasing the island from Spain. 

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#latin america  #cuba  #civil war  #navy  #history 

VIVA!

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

There are currently five female heads of state or heads of government in Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina since 2007.
  • Laura Chinchilla, president of Costa Rica since 2010.
  • Kamla Persad-Bissessar, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago since 2010.
  • Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil since 2011.
  • Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica since January 2012 (with a previous term in 2006-2007).

(Source: fylatinamericanhistory)

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#women  #history  #latin america  #president  #leader