History

Who was Paul Revere and Why Should You Care?

on February 24, 2018, 6:23 AM / in History

Five and a half minute video worth watching and sharing… It’s narrated by Eric Metaxas, author of a terrific biography of the great Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled, “Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy“. When she was little, I used to read the story of Paul Revere’s midnight ride to my younger daughter from a book containing a collection of stories.  It was […]

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“Remember the Alamo”

“Remember the Alamo”

on February 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain and established a Mexican Republic with a Federal Constitution. In 1833, Santa Anna was elected President of Mexico and soon he began demanding higher taxes and seizing the people’s guns. Santa Anna finally decided the people were not capable of ruling themselves, so he rejected the Constitution, dissolved the Congress, declared himself […]

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February 24th In History

February 24th In History

on February 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year (311 in leap years). By Roman custom, February 24 is doubled in a leap year in the Julian calendar. The Mensis Intercalaris began on this day or the following day in intercalary years in the pre-Julian […]

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IWO JIMA

IWO JIMA

on February 23, 2018, 8:06 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, February 23, 2018. Seventy-three years ago today, the U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima. Captured on film by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, the image became an instant classic that helped buck up a war-weary nation. It is still an iconic symbol of the war in […]

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February 23rd in History

February 23rd in History

on February 23, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year (312 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Polycarp of Smyrna (Catholic Church) Blessed Isabelle of France Serenus the Gardener February 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Lindel Tsen and Paul Sasaki, (commemoration, Anglicanism) Mashramani-Republic Day (Guyana) National […]

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February 23, 1945 / The New York Times

February 23, 1945 / The New York Times

on February 23, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library Special Thanks to Homer J Simpson  

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Quote for Today; February 23rd

Quote for Today; February 23rd

on February 23, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving. Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American soldier best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American […]

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Quote For Today, February 22nd

Quote For Today, February 22nd

on February 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

” We are either a nation of laws, or we are lawless.” Marsha Blackburn The House voted 236 to 191 to cancel legal protections for millions of illegal immigrants. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sponsored the measure to overturn President Obama’s executive mandate that seeks to give them legal status. She is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, […]

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10 fascinating facts for George Washington’s real birthday

10 fascinating facts for George Washington’s real birthday

on February 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

By NCC Staff The national holiday called Washington’s Birthday may have passed, but today is George Washington’s real 284th birthday. Here are 10 interesting facts about the first president, including his amazing wealth, his career as a moonshiner, and the truth about those teeth. Washington served a unique role as a military leader during the Revolution, as president of the Constitutional […]

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February 22nd in History

February 22nd in History

on February 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year (313 in leap years). Holidays Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, and its related observance: Founder’s Day or “B.-P. day” (World Organization of the Scout Movement) World Thinking Day (World Association […]

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Quote for Today; February 21st

Quote for Today; February 21st

on February 21, 2018, 6:00 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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February 21st in History

February 21st in History

on February 21, 2018, 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 20th

Quote For Today; February 20th

on February 20, 2018, 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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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Quote for Today February 18th

Quote for Today February 18th

on February 18, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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