todayinhistory:

July 28th 1794: Robespierre et al. executed

On this day in 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Georges Couthon and many of their peers were executed by guillotine in Paris. Robespierre, Saint-Just and Couthon were leading figures in the French Revolution and were radical Jacobins. They served on the Committee of Public Safety, which ruled France during the bloody ‘Reign of Terror’ which saw mass violence and executions of ‘enemies of the revolution’. There was a coup against the Committee on July 27th 1794, which prompted a reactionary movement against the bloody policies of the Reign of Terror. For their role in the violence, Robespierre, Saint-Just and Couthon were executed.

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antman8o8:

Ultron “zombie body” prop on display at SDCC!!!

antman8o8:

Ultron “zombie body” prop on display at SDCC!!!

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Signs Executive Order 9981
On this day in 1948, President Truman issued an executive order abolishing racial segregation in all branches of the armed forces and establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. This major piece of legislation was a welcome victory for the African American soldiers’ “Double V” campaign, in which they fought both WWII abroad and racism at home.
Learn more about the importance of Truman’s order with a featured video from Tavis Smiley.
Photo: The Chicago Defender announces Executive Order 9981. Library of Congress Exhibition

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Signs Executive Order 9981

On this day in 1948, President Truman issued an executive order abolishing racial segregation in all branches of the armed forces and establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. This major piece of legislation was a welcome victory for the African American soldiers’ “Double V” campaign, in which they fought both WWII abroad and racism at home.

Learn more about the importance of Truman’s order with a featured video from Tavis Smiley.

Photo: The Chicago Defender announces Executive Order 9981. Library of Congress Exhibition

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"Michael:

The Board, at its July 24, 2014 Work Session/Regular Public Meeting, approved your employment for the 2014-15 School Year.  You will be contacted to schedule an appointment to meet with District Staff to complete the HR and Payroll paperwork.

Don’t fuck this up.

Thank you.”
"Michael:
The Board, at its July 24, 2014 Work Session/Regular Public Meeting, approved your employment for the 2014-15 School Year.  You will be contacted to schedule an appointment to meet with District Staff to complete the HR and Payroll paperwork.
Don’t fuck this up.
Thank you.”

The Evolution of the Dark Knight [x]

Proof that Neil Adams’ Batman is the quintessential version of the character.

I miss the pre-Frank Miller days.

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drrobert299:

Larry David’s College I.D.

drrobert299:

Larry David’s College I.D.

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My genuinely favorite part about this tweet: Shatner implicitly remaining skeptical about saying that line, even though it’s from a critically acclaimed episode that has been played countless times since it originally aired.

My genuinely favorite part about this tweet: Shatner implicitly remaining skeptical about saying that line, even though it’s from a critically acclaimed episode that has been played countless times since it originally aired.

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