The famous public speech delivered by Martin Luther King calls for ending racism in the United States. It was delivered in 1963 in the steps of the Lincoln memorial in Washington.
The poem was written by Martin Niemöller, a German Lutheran pastor: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, … Continue reading A touching poem about World War II
It must be very difficult to decide which country to invite, but usually this is decided based in economic or political interest. Based on this, it is no wonder the countries invited most times are the UK and France.
This happened on November 3rd, 1948, as the Chicago Daily Tribune had to send to print before all votes were counted. Truman himself was handed a copy while on his way to Washington. And actually other newspapers also had similar mistakes, but at least not on the front page.
In this letter, sent in 1888, he warned he will clip the ears of his next victim, which actually happened just a few days later, eliminating the suspicion that it could be a hoax by a journalist.
It's a terrible chapter in history. Now this type of performance is considered highly disrespectful and offensive. In the early 1900s it was present in theatre, ballet and even movies.