The Great Dissenter

On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court. Marshall was nominated to the position by President Lyndon B. Johnson following a storied legal career in which Marshall fought tirelessly for racial justice. During his 24 years on the bench, Marshall never gave up on his…

The Birth of the U.S. Army

On September 29, 1789, the First Congress of the United States passed an act that allowed for the establishment of the United States Army. Though the Continental Army had fought during the revolution and was officially established under the Articles of Confederation, it wasn’t until 1789 that the Army of the United States of America…

Here’s the Story: A Pop Culture Phenomenon

On September 26, 1969, the first episode of acclaimed television show “The Brady Bunch” appeared on ABC. While most of us now are familiar with the Bradys and can probably sing at least one verse of their iconic theme song, the show was actually not very popular during its original five seasons. It wasn’t until…

The Bill of Rights: Two Amendments That Didn’t Make the Cut

On September 25, 1789, the original draft of the Bill of Rights was proposed and accepted by Congress. The first draft, written by James Madison, contained 12 amendments, though only 10 were ratified by the states in the end. Do you know what the two unratified amendments were?


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Just a Regular, Old History Buff

Hi there! Welcome to Sharing History! My name is Jenn and I am a marketing executive by day and a history blogger by night. I have a degree in history, but found a career in business quickly after graduating from college so I left the fun world of history behind while I was raising my two children and building my career.

During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, I found myself working from home full time and simultaneously helping my high school-aged son deal with remote learning. He was taking US History at the time and over the course of the pandemic, we also tackled a US Government class. This experience rekindled my love of history and inspired me to start this blog.

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  1. Exciting….Just finished The Warmth of Other Sun by Isabel Wilkerson….non fiction….beautifully written narrative about the Great Migration of people from the south to cities in the north and west after Reconstruction. Looking forward to following your history blog.

  2. I suspect I’m more hardcore than the postings on this site. I have a Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches Tx but ended up working 42 years for the Social Security Administration. I never lost my love for the subject and have a personal library of about 2 thousand books although about 2/3’s are in storage in boxes in the loft of my storage building. I’m no satisfied if I’m not reading one and probably still have at least 50 to be read but will acquire more. At 77 I probably will never catch up but I don’t care.

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