Category Archives: #OnThisDay

#OnThisDay: Martin Luther and the Reformation

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses at Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in the Holy Roman Empire, in present-day Germany (Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Ray Ryan Murder

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 1977, Evansville and the Mob had a violent encounter because one person: Ray Ryan. Ryan was a local oilman and had his … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: September 11th Attacks

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 2001, over 2,900 lives were lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Celebrating Hoosier Author, Gene Stratton-Porter

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and University Archives. On a special edition of “On This Day” and final edition of “Hoosier Authors”, we are celebrating the hundredth and fifty-fourth birthday of Hoosier author, Gene … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Ernest Hemingway

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. A hundred and eighteen years old today, American writer and Nobel Laureate, Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago suburb, Oak Park, Illinois. Upon graduating in 1917, … Continue reading

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