All Posts in Category: History

Martin Luther King Jr.

The History

King was born in 1929 and became a Baptist minister and activist, who led a movement of nonviolent civil disobedience. He led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, where people took a stand against racial segregation by refusing to surrender their seats to white people. The campaign lasted for a year, and was sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks – who refused to give up her seat.

King organized several nonviolent protests and marches in the following decade. He helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream speech’ and earned his reputation as one of he greatest public speakers in American history.

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Gustave Eiffel: Civil Engineer & Architect

Today in history, we celebrate the birth of Gustave Eiffel. 

Eiffel was born on December 15th, 1832, he was a French civil engineer and architect, best remembered for designing and building the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He later was responsible for designing the iron structure of the Statue of Liberty. To find out more, please read the full article here. 

Legacy Spine & Neurological Specialist celebrates the birth of Gustave Eiffel who built both New York’s and Paris’s most important landmarks- the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.


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Gettysburg Address

On November 19th, 1963 President Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. The speech was after the bloodiest battle, The Battle of Gettysburg, where in three days over 45,00o men were killed, injured, captured or went missing. The speech reflected his redefined belief that the Civil War was not just a fight to save the Union, but a struggle for freedom and equality for all, an idea Lincoln had not championed in the years leading up to the war.

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We Salute Our Veterans & Active Military

It began as Armistice Day

World War I, officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, seven months earlier the fighting ceased in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. November 11th 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars”. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, and still is in other countries, signifying the formal agreement which ended the fighting on the western front.

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Ice vs. Heat

Have you ever wondered what on earth you should put on an achy back or a bum knee? While there is debate on the effectiveness of each treatment choice the recommendations listed here give good tips and hints that might lead you in the right direction.
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Remembering Teddy Roosevelt

Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists celebrates the birth of a larger than life President whom during his two terms in office laid the ground work for much of what America is today!

On this day in 1858, future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City to a wealthy family. Roosevelt was home-schooled and then attended Harvard University, graduating in 1880. He served in the New York state legislature from 1881 to 1884.

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Walter Payton Sets Record

“On October 7, 1984, Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton becomes the NFL’s all-time rushing leader, breaking the record Cleveland’s Jim Brown set in 1965. In front of 53,752 people at Soldier Field, Payton carried the ball 154 yards and finished the game with a new career rushing record–12,400 yards, 88 more than Brown.”`-

“Running alone is the toughest. You get to the point where you have to keep pushing yourself.” -Walter Payton

Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialist celebrates the record setting accomplishment of Walter Payton. We too believe in pushing ourselves to excel in Spine and Neurological care for our patients.

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Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. -James Dean

Sixty years ago, on September 30, 1955, on a lonely stretch of two-lane highway in Northern California, James Dean was killed in a head-on collision. The Porsche Spyder 550 he was driving slammed into a Ford sedan when its driver did not see Dean coming and made a left-hand turn in front of him. In the violent wreck, Dean’s neck was broken. He died on impact. He was 24 years old.

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Willie Mays & “The Catch”

On this day in history, Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists highlights Willie Mays and “The Catch,” one of the most amazing plays ever displayed on a baseball field. Mays’ didn’t just get lucky and happen to be in the right place at the right time. It took years of practice and great skill to make this amazing play and cement his legacy. We honor Willie Mays exceptional work ethic and outstanding talent, it is something we at Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialist strive for every day!

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