Articles by: Frank Neudecker

December 13th in History

December 13th in History

on December 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. You have 11 shopping days till Christmas. There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Acadian Remembrance Day (Acadians) Christian feast day: December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Lucy Odile of Alsace Republic Day (Malta) St Lucy’s Day (mainly Scandinavia, […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on December 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.   ~Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinan She was an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. Guinan was one of seven siblings born in Waco, Texas to Irish-Canadian immigrants Michael and Bessie (née Duffy) Guinan. She attended parochial school at the Loretta Convent in Waco. When she was […]

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The British tree in the 20th century

The British tree in the 20th century

on December 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

After Queen Victoria died, the country went into mourning, and the tree somehow died with her for a while in many homes. While some families and community groups still had large tinsel strewn trees, many opted for the more convenient table top tree. These were available in a variety of sizes, and the artificial tree, particularly the Goose Feather Tree, […]

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Quote of Today

Quote of Today

on December 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry An American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 […]

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Tinseltown’s war on Christianity

on December 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Anti-Christian bigotry is rearing its ugly head again. Comedy Central is  developing a new animated series called “JC.” Its premise is that Jesus Christ,  alienated from his aloof and bored father, God, goes to New York City and has  adventures in the Big Apple. Christ will be shown as a deracinated, cynical city  slicker who partakes […]

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Christmas Quote December 12th

Christmas Quote December 12th

on December 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include “Paul Revere’s Ride”, The Song of Hiawatha, and “Evangeline”. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s The Divine […]

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December 12th in History

December 12th in History

on December 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 12 is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 19 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico) Vicelinus Constitution Day (Russia, 1993-2005) Feast of Masá’il (“Questions”), the […]

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December 11th in History

December 11th in History

on December 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. TThere are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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Christmas Quote December 11th

Christmas Quote December 11th

on December 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters and is generally […]

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Christmas Quote December 10th

Christmas Quote December 10th

on December 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the […]

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December 10th in History

December 10th in History

on December 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year. You Have Only 14 Days Left Till Christmas Holidays Alfred Nobel Day or Nobeldagen, presentation ceremony of the Nobel Prize. (Sweden) Christian Feast Day: Eulalia of Mérida Miltiades Translation of the Holy […]

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December 9th in History

December 9th in History

on December 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anna’s Day, marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna. […]

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Christmas Quote for Today, December 9th

Christmas Quote for Today, December 9th

on December 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

  “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”    Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards’ Almanac have […]

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December 8th in History

December 8th in History

on December 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 8 is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 17 days till Christmas! Holidays Bodhi Day (Japan) CARICOM–Cuba Day (Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba) Christian feast day: Clement of Ohrid (Julian Calendar), and its related observances: Student’s Day (Bulgaria) Eucharius Feast of the Immaculate Conception (public holiday […]

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Christmas Quote December 7th

Christmas Quote December 7th

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Dale Evans Dale Evans was an American writer, film star and singer-songwriter. She was the second wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers. At age 14, she eloped with her first husband, Thomas F. Fox, to whom she bore one son, Thomas F. Fox, […]

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December 7th in History

December 7th in History

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 7 is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 17 days before Christmas… keep telling yourself there is plenty of time still….. Holidays Armed Forces Flag Day (India) Christian Feast Day: Aemilianus (Greek Church) Ambrose December 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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December 6th in History

December 6th in History

on December 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Founding of Quito (Ecuador) Christian feast day: Abraham of Kratia Aemilianus (Roman Catholic Church) Nicholas of Myra, and its related observances: St Nicholas Day, where St. Nicholas/Santa Claus […]

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Christmas Quote for December 6th

Christmas Quote for December 6th

on December 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge He was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually […]

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December 5th in History

December 5th in History

on December 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 5 is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 26 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abercius Clement of Alexandria (Episcopal Church) Sabbas the Sanctified December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Bathtub Party Day (unofficial) Children’s Day (Suriname) Day of the Ninja (unofficial) Day of Military Honour – Battle of […]

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Quote for Today

on December 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“In   recent years, the phrase “public-private partnership” has come into vogue as a description of nominally private corporate concerns that work intimately with the federal government. In such an arrangement, which is often described as “corporatism,” government — which has the power to tax, regulate, subsidize, control, and ultimately to destroy — is invariably the senior partner. In Mussolini’s Italy, such “partnerships” were called “consortia,” and they provided […]

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