DECEMBER 15: THE BILL OF RIGHTS IS RATIFIED (1791)
On this day in 1791, Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, allowing the United States Congress to add ten amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights guaranteed for the first time individual rights. Among them are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.
The above image is part of the site for the PBS program “Liberty!” in which newspaper chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened.
Terry was on The Colbert Report last night. If you missed it, you can watch the video here. Also, here’s a list of the interviews Stephen mentioned during their chat:
We’re very excited to welcome Spanish into our roster of supported languages!
Spanish is now our seventh language, following English, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Turkish – with more on the way.
And if you’re nearby, why not stop by a Tumblr meetup organized by one of our Spanish communities? There are meetups coming up in Sevilla, Barcelona, La Serena, San Juan, Buenos Aires, Valparaíso, Alicante, and more.
Today is National Signing Day and the nation’s top football recruits are making their decisions on which school they will attend. In this 2011 photo, Isaiah Crowell of George Washington Carver High School (Columbus, Ga.) holds a bulldog puppy aloft after announcing that he plans to attend the University of Georgia. (AP)
Remember my After Hours shoot for this month’s Rookie? Monki Television did a series of behind the scenes videos this month, which follow me during the shoot and the preparations leading up to it, and you can watch all of the episodes here!
Episode 6: The Shoot
Episode 5: Preparations (prop making - also features some Camp Rookie props too!)
Episode 4: Fashion (less Rookie related, this one is just me showing off overflowing wardrobe…)
Episode 3: Brighton (shopping for styling)
Episode 2: Pictures (my scrapbook/inspiration)
Episode 1: This is Eleanor Hardwick (a general introduction to previous work I’ve done)
This 1885 children’s illustration - entitled “a cat and her kittens came tumbling in” - was drawn by none other than legendary artist Randolph Caldecott, the man for whom the Caldecott Medal is named. We thought the drawing (currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection) would be a fun Caturday post (plus, according to the title, the cats are ALREADY Tumbling, so c’mon. It was meant to be). Happy Caturday!
A few weeks ago, we asked for your favorite Tumblrs: The ones you love, the ones you can’t live without, the ones that make your .gif-loving hearts pound. We compiled your thoughts with our own to form one list of the 30 blogs every Tumblr user should know.
So who made the list? Head over to TIME.com and find out.