I like, no, love history.
I love learning about the past because it paints a picture of why the present is the way it is. Many of today’s problems have their roots in the past, in events that have transpired. I was reminded of that today when I listened to men and women from villages talk about their need for water, food and health care.
Traveling in Southeast Asia this past month, I’ve learned a great deal about colonialism and its effect on current societies. More thoughts on this in the future. But for now, I’ll leave you with a few nuggets from our past.
On this day in history:
The U.S. Constitution was ratified, 1788
Spain declares war against Great Britain, 1779
Pele leads Brazil to victory over Italy, 1970
Rolling Thunder raids in Vietnam continue, 1966
Allies surrender in Libya, 1942
This information is taken from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history