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April 22nd in History

April 22nd in History

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

April 22 is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Acepsimas of Hnaita and companions (Catholic Church) Epipodius and Alexander John Muir (Episcopal Church) Hudson Stuck (Episcopal Church) April 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Discovery Day (Brazil) Earth Day […]

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April 21st in History

April 21st in History

on April 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Aggie Muster (Texas A&M University) Birthday of Rome (Rome) Christian feast day: Abdecalas Anastasius Sinaita Anselm of Canterbury Beuno Conrad of Parzham Holy Infant of Good Health Shemon Bar Sabbae Wolbodo […]

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April 20th in History

April 20th in History

on April 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Agnes of Montepulciano Johannes Bugenhagen (Lutheran) Blessed Oda of Brabant Theotimos April 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá’í Faith) UN Chinese Language Day (United Nations) […]

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Our Quote for Today

Our Quote for Today

on April 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” Frank Leahy / Notre Dame Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Boston College from 1939 to 1940 and at the University of Notre Dame from 1941 to 1943 […]

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Lexington & Concord

Lexington & Concord

on April 19, 2018, 8:37 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, April 19, 2018. In yesterday’s newsletter I wrote about a famous chapter in America’s founding — the midnight ride of Paul Revere — and today, in a passage reprised from my recent book, I’ll continue the story of “the shots heard ’round the world.” Alarmed about the militancy blossoming in Boston and surrounding towns, British Gen. […]

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The Lessons of Lexington

The Lessons of Lexington

on April 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Editor’s Note: The deeper story of Lexington is a story about an unknown pastor, a small congregation, and how in the Providences of God the commencement of armed hostilities took place there. Today, April 19th, is the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. Once known as Patriot’s Day, this day has been viewed as the commencement of the American […]

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April 19th in History

April 19th in History

on April 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 19 is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. In 65,  The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested. In 531,  Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by […]

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April 18th In History

April 18th In History

on April 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 18 is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Army Day (Iran) Christian feast day: Corebus Eleutherius and Antia Galdino della Sala Molaise of Leighlin Perfectus Plato of Sakkoudion April 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day (Zimbabwe), celebrates the independence […]

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Quote for Today

on April 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

After the last couple of days, I can truly relate to this quote: “I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies.” William F. Buckley Jr.

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April 17th in History

April 17th in History

on April 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Benedict Joseph Labre Kateri Tekakwitha (Canada) Stephen Harding April 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Store Bededag or General Prayer Day can fall, while May 13 […]

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Patriots’ Day

Patriots’ Day

on April 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

The Roots of the First American Revolution Each year on April 19th, we honor the anniversary of Patriots’ Day with its inherent defense of Liberty, which is our inspiration to this day. In doing so, we mark the opening salvo of the first American Revolution in 1775, and the first step toward the establishment of an eternal declaration of human […]

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Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?

Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?

on April 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

By Scott Bomboy   |    National Constitution Center April 15 is usually marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day–and how did we get the IRS in the first place? But before you panic, in the year 2018, the […]

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April 16th in History

April 16th in History

on April 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 16 is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Easter Sunday Birthday of Queen Margrethe II (Denmark) Christian feast day: Benedict Joseph Labre Molly Brant (Konwatsijayenni) (Anglican Church of Canada, Episcopal Church (USA)) Drogo Fructuosus of Braga Isabella Gilmore (Church […]

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April 15th in History

April 15th in History

on April 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 15 is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abbo II of Metz Father Damien Day (Hawaii) Hunna Paternus of Avranches April 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Sechseläuten can fall, while April 21 is […]

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Albert Einstein, Critic of American Foreign Policy

Albert Einstein, Critic of American Foreign Policy

on April 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Michael Curtis  /  American Thinker Albert Einstein, the pipe-smoking individual with unkempt hair and rumpled clothes, the violin player who loved Mozart’s music, the resident in a very modest house on Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, is universally regarded as one of the great personalities of the 20th century. For many he is the greatest mind of his time, […]

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April 14th in History

April 14th in History

on April 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Ambedkar Jayanti (India) Black Day (South Korea) Christian feast day: Saints Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus Bénézet Henry Beard Delany (Episcopal Church (USA)) Domnina of Terni Lidwina Peter González April 14 (Eastern […]

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Dear America: Here’s A Republican Civil Rights Hero Your Kids Will Never Hear About

Dear America: Here’s A Republican Civil Rights Hero Your Kids Will Never Hear About

on April 13, 2018, 9:26 AM / in History

This lady was a great civil rights leader and every American should know who she is. Ida B. Wells was an abolitionist, an activist, a journalist, an equal rights feminist, and a proponent of equal rights for African Americans. She was one of the founding members of the NAACP and a leader in the anti-lynching campaign. She was also a […]

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April 13th in History

April 13th in History

on April 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 13 is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Hermenegild Pope Martin I April 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Jefferson’s Birthday (United States) New Year festivals in South and Southeast Asian cultures. (see April 14): Assamese New Year, […]

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Quote for Today April 13th

on April 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“…The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have […]

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Jimmy Demaret

Jimmy Demaret

on April 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Seventy-five years ago yesterday, Jimmy Demaret packed up his golf clubs after finishing the final round in the Masters. Demaret, who’d won the tournament in 1940, finished sixth in 1942, 10 strokes behind winner Byron Nelson. Bobby Jones, the founder of Augusta National, had already decreed the 1942 Masters to be the last until World War II ended. In any […]

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