This Day in History This Day in History is a free service of TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.dereinst.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 11 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT 360 This Day in History http://www.dereinst.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_history.png 120 60 Thu, 11 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT Tewodros II Crowned Emperor of Ethiopia (1855) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Tewodros+II+of+Ethiopia //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Tewodros+II+of+Ethiopia# Often called Ethiopia's first modern ruler, Tewodros was a bold and clever warrior who came to the throne through the conquest of other chiefs, reunifying the various Ethiopian kingdoms into one empire. He attempted to modernize the country, abolish feudalism and slavery, and focus loyalty around the government rather than the church but failed to achieve this during his reign. His later years were marked with instability and cruelty. Why did he assume the name Tewodros upon taking the throne? Discuss
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Wed, 10 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT Arthur Miller's <i>Death of a Salesman</i> Opens on Broadway (1949) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/death+of+a+salesman //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/death+of+a+salesman# Considered Miller's masterpiece, Death of a Salesman won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play award in its first year. An unconventional tragedy, it tells the story of the last day of the life of Willy Loman, a failed salesman betrayed by his own hollow values. The play follows Loman's stream of consciousness. As he talks to people from his past, those from his present wonder if he is unraveling. What is the play's final line?
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Tue, 9 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT The Beatles Kick Off the British Invasion on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i> (1964) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/The+Ed+Sullivan+Show //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/The+Ed+Sullivan+Show# Hailed as a milestone in American pop culture, the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show attracted a record 73 million viewers—the majority of Americans watching television that night. As the band's first concert in the US, the event effectively marked the beginning of the "British Invasion." The band opened with "All My Loving" in front of hundreds of screaming teenage fans. What caption accompanied John Lennon's name when it appeared on-screen over a close-up of his face?
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