Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 21, 2011

There is talk that 2011 is another 1848. There are uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, so far. In 1848, there were revolts all over Europe. There is a lot of history written about 1848.

There are a few other events of 1848 that would affect the world. The Communist Manifesto was published. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the Mexican War. This was very convenient, since nine days before that, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in California.

Today, a homegrown rebellion is underway in Wisconsin. On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin was the 30th state admitted to the United States. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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