A History of the Democratic-Republican (now known as Democratic) Party – Part 2 (1960- 2015)

1960 It’s common knowledge that the 1960 election was between Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon.  But what almost no one knows is that the Democratic Party allowed another Democrat to run in the same election – not the primaries, but actually on the general Election Day, 8-Nov-1960.  Democrat Harry Byrd from […]

A History of the Democratic-Republican (now known as Democratic) Party – Part 1 (1788-1959)

Overview Based on the ancient Greek word demos, which means the people; or the public; or the commonwealth of all the people, the English word democratic by definition means government of the people.  However, from 1792-1860, the Democratic-Republican Party (now known as the Democratic Party) was the party of Southern slave owners before the Civil […]

The 9/11 Attacks

1973 – The World Trade Center was built near Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City. 1980 – Larry Silverstein won a bid to buy the last undeveloped parcel from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build the 47-story 7 World Trade Center. Larry A. Silverstein (born 1931 in Brooklyn, […]