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Djedkare Isesi

Djedkare Isesi

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

Djedkare Isesi was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the eighth ruler of the Fifth Dynasty in the late 25th century to mid 24th century BCE, during the Old Kingdom period. He likely enjoyed a reign of over 40 years, which heralded a new period in the history of the Old Kingdom. Breaking with a tradition followed by his predecessors since the […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “Hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.”

American Minute with Bill Federer “Hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.”

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

On FEBRUARY 21, 1848, ‘Old Man Eloquent’ John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He had just given an impassioned speech against the Democrat plan to expand slavery into the Western territories acquired after the Mexican-American War. He died 2 days later without regaining consciousness. A bronze marker on the U.S. House floor indicates […]

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February 21st in History

February 21st in History

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

February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year (314 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Pepin of Landen Peter Damian Randoald John Henry Newman (Episcopal Church (USA) February 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) International Mother Language Day (UNESCO) Language Movement Day (Bangladesh) The first […]

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Quote for Today; February 21st

Quote for Today; February 21st

on February 21, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History, People

It is not democracy but unlimited government that is objectionable, and I do not see why the people should not learn to limit the scope of majority rule as well as that of any other form of government. At any rate, the advantages of democracy as a method of peaceful change and of political education seem to be so great […]

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President’s Day

on February 20, 2017, 9:37 AM / in History

Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as […]

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Quote For Today; February 20th

Quote For Today; February 20th

on February 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

To prevent government from becoming corrupt and tyrannous, its organization and methods should be as simple as possible, its functions be restricted to those necessary to the common welfare, and in all its parts it should be kept as close to the people and as directly within their control as may be.  Henry George Henry George was an American economic […]

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February 20th in History

February 20th in History

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

February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year (315 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Eucherius of Orleans Eleutherius of Tournai Wulfric of Haselbury Frederick Douglass (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) World Day of Social Justice (International) History In 1339,  […]

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February 19th in History

February 19th in History

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

February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year (316 in leap years). Holidays Armed Forces Day (Mexico) Birthday of Shivaji or Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India) Christian Feast Day: Barbatus of Benevento Conrad of Piacenza February 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration of Bulgaria’s Apostle of […]

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Quote for Today February 19th

Quote for Today February 19th

on February 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Democracy passes into despotism. Plato Plato was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the […]

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Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

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

Brougham Castle, founded by Robert de Vieuxpont in the early 13th century, is south-east of Penrith, Cumbria, England, on the site of Brocavum, a Roman fort. The castle is scheduled as an Ancient Monument, along with the fort, as “Brougham Roman fort and Brougham Castle”. The Vieuxponts were a powerful land-owning family in North West England and also owned the […]

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February 18th in History

February 18th in History

on February 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, News

February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year (317 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Bernadette Soubirous (France) Colmán of Lindisfarne Flavian of Constantinople Simeon of Jerusalem (Western Christianity) February 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Wife’s Day or Konudagur can […]

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Cicero and Obama

Cicero and Obama

on February 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Eileen F. Toplansky   /   The American Thinker The importance of Cicero in Western thought cannot be underestimated. According to Garrett Lysford, the “American Republic is hardly a new idea and is in fact a mere innovation of a far more ancient political system: The Roman Republic.” The Founders “especially revered Cicero for his ardent patriotism, poisonous contempt of demagogues, […]

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Quote for Today February 18th

Quote for Today February 18th

on February 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

If ignorance were treasure, the American political class must be declared wealthier than Midas. “Ignorance, my poor dear Americans, will not save you, nor will your ceaseless pathetic bleatings of excuses, justifications and rationalizations save you from the rank harvest of what you have so assiduously sown for the past five years. Indeed, your excuses and rationalizations push My poisoned blade […]

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Key Facts About George Washington

Key Facts About George Washington

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

General of the Continental Army: June 15, 1775 to December 23, 1783 President of the United States: April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797 BIRTH DATE: 1732 at Pope’s Creek, Virginia DEATH DATE: 1799 at Mount Vernon, Virginia (Age 67) HEIGHT: 6′ 2″ (1.879m) WEIGHT: 174lbs (79kg) in 1760 WIFE: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (Married in 1759) CHILDREN: None RELIGION: […]

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Presidents Day? No, officially it’s still Washington’s Birthday

Presidents Day? No, officially it’s still Washington’s Birthday

on February 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

It may be a day for big sales and cheaper car prices. It’s usually a day off school, and a day when no mail arrives. But federal workers, including U.S. postal workers, who get a day off work on the third Monday in February are not actually celebrating Presidents Day. The federal holiday, enacted in Washington, D.C., in 1879 and […]

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Quote for Today, February 17th

on February 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty. Barnhill, John Basil (1914). “Indictment of Socialism No. 3”

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Newton’s parakeet

Newton’s parakeet

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

Newton’s parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was endemic to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues in the western Indian Ocean. Several of its features diverged from related species, indicating long-term isolation and adaptation on Rodrigues. Around 40 centimetres (16 in) long, Newton’s parakeet was roughly the size of the rose-ringed parakeet, a close relative and probable ancestor. […]

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February 17th in History

February 17th in History

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

February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 317 days remaining until the end of the year (318 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Seven Founders of the Servite Order Alexis Falconieri Constabilis Fintan of Clonenagh Janani Luwum (Anglican Communion) Lommán of Trim February 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day, celebrates the […]

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February 16th in History

February 16th in History

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

February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abda of Edessa Elias and companions Juliana of Nicomedia (Catholic Church) Onesimus Charles Todd Quintard (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kim Jong-il’s Birthday (North Korea) […]

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Today’s Quote: February 16th

Today’s Quote: February 16th

on February 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke Patrick Jake “P. J.” O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American […]

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