Grand Celebrations: Recall, Retell, Reenact

A week of historic events encapsulated in this blog. Looking for something to celebrate? You’ll find it here.

History Imagined

Great events deserve celebration. Memorials and celebrations help children and adults alike learn from the past for the benefit of the future. With that in mind, this has been a great week for historic anniversaries.

Among the more minor of them were the mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin (June 14, 1905), the arrest of the Watergate burglars (June 17, 1972), the fall of the crusader stronghold of Acre (June 17, 1291), and William Penn founds Philadelphia (June 18, 1682).

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Anniversaries help us recall events of the past, many of which impact us to this day. While I would just as soon forget the Watergate break-in perhaps we ought to remember if we don’t want to repeat. On the other hand I am grateful to Mr. Penn and would be delighted to celebrate what has become “my” city—if there were any celebrations planned. Of course three weeks from now…

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About Becky Lower

Becky Lower has traveled the country looking for great settings for her novels. She loves to write about two people finding each other and falling in love, amid the backdrop of a great setting, be it on a covered wagon headed west in the 1850s or present day middle America. Historical and contemporary romances are her specialty. Becky is a PAN member of RWA and is a member of the Historic and Contemporary RWA chapters. She has a degree in English and Journalism from Bowling Green State University, and lives in an eclectic college town in Ohio with her puppy-mill rescue dog, Mary. She loves to hear from her readers at Visit her website at
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