Posts Tagged “Know Southern History”

Today in Southern History: Janis at Monterey

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Today in Southern History: Janis at Monterey

17 June 1967  On this date in 1967… Janis Joplin launched her solo career at the Monterey International Pop Festival, giving a phenomenal performance that helped turn her into a rock and roll star. Other Years: 1835 – Soldier and future Confederate President Jefferson Davis married Sarah Knox Taylor, daughterof General and President Zachary Taylor in…

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Today in Southern History: The New Deal

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Today in Southern History: The New Deal

16 June 1933   On this date in 1933… U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid. The New Deal was especially popular in the rural South since there had been much suffering and very little recovery among the common people since the Great…

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