History

John Carroll’s Memo

on May 22, 2017, 8:42 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Monday, May 22, 2017. Fourteen years ago today, John S. Carroll, the editor of the Los Angeles Times, sent a memo to the section editors of his newspaper. The son of a venerated journalist Wallace Carroll, John had covered the Vietnam War for the Baltimore Sun and the White House for the New York Times before becoming […]

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May 22nd in History

May 22nd in History

on May 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Abolition Day (Martinique) Christian feast day: Castus and Emilius Fulk Humilita Michael Hồ Đình Hy (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) Quiteria Rita of Cascia Romanus of Subiaco May 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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May 21st in History

May 21st in History

on May 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Afro-Colombian Day (Colombia) Christian feast day: Arcangelo Tadini Blessed Adílio Daronch and Manuel Gómez González Blessed Franz Jägerstätter Christopher Magallanes Eugène de Mazenod Emperor Constantine I Earliest day on which Corpus […]

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May 20th in History

May 20th in History

on May 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 20 is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian feast day: Abercius and Helena Alcuin of York Aurea of Ostia Austregisilus Baudilus Bernardino of Siena Ivo of Chartres Lucifer of Cagliari Sanctan May 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of […]

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Pont Alexandre III – The Bridge of Folly and Tragedy

Pont Alexandre III – The Bridge of Folly and Tragedy

on May 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By Eric Margolis PARIS –  Of the many bridges that span the Seine River, none is more beautiful nor majestic than the Pont Alexandre III.  Just south of the splendid Grand Palais, this bridge was named in honor of Russia’s Czar, Alexander III. Completed in 1892, the bridge is a monument to France’s Bel Epoque and represents the high-water mark […]

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The Inside Story on James B. Comey

on May 19, 2017, 3:13 PM / in History, National News, Opinion

From the State of the Nation, we have different point view…. Thanks Thomas…. Former FBI Director the Ultimate Inside Man SOTN Editor’s Note: The following exposé was originally posted as an excellent comment on Facebook Subject: Dropping the Hammer on Comey… Brilliant! There are very few crime/mystery novels that approach this true story for compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with […]

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May 19th in History

May 19th in History

on May 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Calocerus (Eastern Orthodox Church) Crispin of Viterbo Dunstan (commemoration, Anglicanism) Ivo of Kermartin Joaquina Vedruna de Mas Maria Bernarda Bütler Peter Celestine Pudentiana (Roman Catholic Church) May 19 […]

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Armed Forces Day in United States

Armed Forces Day in United States

on May 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

  Saturday was Armed Forces Day, which many Americans celebrate annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May. Some History on the Subject: On August 31, 1949, Louis […]

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May 18th in History

May 18th in History

on May 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury Eric IX of Sweden Felix of Cantalice Pope John I Venantius of Camerino May 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Baltic Fleet Day (Russia) Battle of Las […]

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Andy Jackson

Andy Jackson

on May 17, 2017, 9:13 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, May 17, 2017. On this date in 1780, a British general named Henry Clinton issued a fateful order to Maj. Gen. Charles Cornwallis. Having captured Charleston three days earlier, Sir Henry instructed Lord Cornwallis to assert the crown’s control over the South Carolina and Georgia backcountry. This proved to be a fateful gambit. It was part […]

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May 17th in History

May 17th in History

on May 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 17 is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of the Raja (Perlis) Christian feast day: Giulia Salzano Paschal Baylon William Hobart Hare (Episcopal Church (USA)) Restituta May 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Children’s Day (Norway) Constitution Day (Nauru) Constitution […]

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May 16th in History

May 16th in History

on May 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aaron (Coptic Church) Abda and Abdjesus, and companions: Abdas of Susa Andrew Bobola Brendan the Navigator (Roman Catholic Church) Caroline Chisholm (Church of England) Germerius Honoratus of Amiens […]

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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

on May 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Apatosaurus (“deceptive lizard”) is a genus of extinct sauropod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic period. Fossils from the Morrison Formation of Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah indicate an average length of 21–22.8 m (69–75 ft) and an average mass of 16.4–22.4 t (18.1–24.7 short tons), but a few specimens are 11% to 30% longer and 32.7–72.6 t (36.0–80.0 short tons). […]

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Synar’s Spirit

Synar’s Spirit

on May 15, 2017, 8:31 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, May 15, 2017. Ten years ago today, in otherwise routine testimony before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand made a telling rhetorical gesture: He gave credit to a former member of Congress for taking the lead on his issue. The lawmaker Wigand singled out was Mike Synar of Oklahoma, who died […]

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May 15th in History

May 15th in History

on May 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 15 is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Aoi Matsuri (Kyoto) Christian feast day: Achillius of Larissa Athanasius of Alexandria (Coptic Church) Dymphna Hallvard Vebjørnsson (Norway) Hilary of Galeata Isidore the Laborer, celebrated with festivals in various countries, the […]

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May 14th by William Federer

May 14th by William Federer

on May 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

On midnight, MAY 14, 1948, the State of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and the Soviet Union. A homeland for the thousands of Jews who were persecuted and displaced during World War II, Israel was attacked the next day by the Transjordanian Army, the Arab Legion, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Against all […]

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May 14th in History

May 14th in History

on May 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian feast day: Engelmund of Velsen Matthias the Apostle (Roman Catholic Church) Michael Garicoïts Mo Chutu of Lismore (Roman Catholic Church) Victor and Corona May 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day […]

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Quote for Today May 13th

Quote for Today May 13th

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

“I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful.” Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 1789 He was a Representative in the United […]

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May 13th in History

May 13th in History

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

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Abbotsbury Garland Day (Dorset, England) Christian feast day: Our Lady of Fátima Gerard of Villamagna Glyceria John the Silent (Roman Catholic) Julian of Norwich (Roman Catholic) Frances Perkins (Episcopal Church (USA) […]

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Gunfight at Mussel Slough

Gunfight at Mussel Slough

on May 12, 2017, 7:34 AM / in History

On May 11th in 1880, several hundred farm families in the central California town of Hanford were assembling in a city park for a midday picnic when unwelcome news rifled through the crowd. A late-arriving local farmer named Archibald MacGregor informed many of those present that another farmer, W.B. Braden, was at that moment being evicted from his homestead north […]

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