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Independence Day 2020

Independence Day 2020

on July 4, 2020, 8:03 AM / in History

Upon the signing of our Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that the 4th of July “ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this […]

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July 4th in History

July 4th in History

on July 4, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date. Holidays Christian feast day: Andrew of Crete Bertha of Artois Blessed Catherine Jarrige […]

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July 4th

July 4th

on July 4, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

38-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved JULY 4, 1776, listed the reasons why Americans declared their independence from the King: “He has made judges dependent on his will alone… He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people […]

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FLASHBACK: Obama Launched His Political Career Through Gerrymandering

FLASHBACK: Obama Launched His Political Career Through Gerrymandering

on July 3, 2020, 6:57 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

Story by Collin Anderson |  Washington Free Beacon Former president now ‘tired of politicians manipulating maps’ for political gain Former president Barack Obama took to Twitter on Monday to decry “politicians manipulating maps” for political gain, but a look back to his early days in Illinois shows he used his redistricting power as a state senator to launch his political […]

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July 3rd in History

July 3rd in History

on July 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Germanus of Man Heliodorus of Altino Mucian Patriarch Anatolius of Constantinople Pope Leo II Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle, one of four days in the year on which […]

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Its existence kept secret throughout the war, the US naval base at Ulithi was for a time the world’s largest naval facility.

Its existence kept secret throughout the war, the US naval base at Ulithi was for a time the world’s largest naval facility.

on July 2, 2020, 7:28 AM / in History

H/T to Bill Originally posted by Mark Allen. Images restored. Scott WRG Editor Its existence kept secret throughout the war, the US naval base at Ulithi was for a time the world’s largest naval facility. BY GEORGE SPANGLER In March 1945, 15 battleships, 29 carriers, 23 cruisers, 106 destroyers, and a train of oilers and supply ships sailed from “a […]

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July 2nd in History

July 2nd in History

on July 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year. This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after it in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. […]

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In T.R.’s Shadow

on July 1, 2020, 7:43 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 1, 2020. On this date in 1898, Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt led the “Rough Riders,” a mounted amalgamation of Western cowboys and Eastern bluebloods, to victory over Spanish defenders at San Juan Hill. The charge was a decisive victory on the battlefield in the Spanish American War as well as a pivotal event in the […]

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July 1st in History

July 1st in History

on July 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year. Holidays […]

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Philadelphia & Gettysburg

on July 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s July 1, 2020. On this date in 1776, John Adams awoke early in anticipation of the momentous events unfolding in Philadelphia. “This morning,” he confided to a friend, “is assigned the greatest debate of all.” The debate was over independence, of course. The Second Continental Congress had recessed for three weeks while the Declaration of Independence was […]

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The Declaration of Dependence

The Declaration of Dependence

on July 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Hamilton, and BO’s History of Liberty “[C]unning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the People and to usurp for themselves the reins of Government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” —George Washington (1796) The foundational tenet of The Patriot Post’s mission is to promote Liberty every day. But […]

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June 30th in History

June 30th in History

on June 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day (Guatemala) Christian feast day: Martial Theobald of Provins First Martyrs of the Church of Rome June 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) General Prayer Day (Central African Republic) Independence Day […]

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism

on June 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

1993—In furtherance of his 1985 desegregation plan for the Kansas City, Missouri, School District—a plan that will become (according to the description embraced by Chief Justice Rehnquist) the “most ambitious and expensive remedial program in the history of school desegregation”—federal district judge Russell G. Clark orders the state of Missouri to fund salary increases for school-district staff in order to […]

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Operation Wet Back

Operation Wet Back

on June 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Anna Von Reitz  |   A Nation Beguiled Back in the 1950’s, when Americans were not pre-programmed to be politically correct, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his Staff conducted Operation Wet Back.  They used US Army and Federal Agency personnel to sweep through the Southern and Western States and remove all undocumented aliens back to their countries of origin.  If […]

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June 29th in History

June 29th in History

on June 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Cassius of Narni Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Western Christianity), and its related observances: Haro Wine Festival (Haro, La Rioja) l-Imnarja (Malta) June 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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June 28th in History

June 28th in History

on June 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of the year. In common years it is always in ISO week 26. This date is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers, June 6 being the […]

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Good Morning From Carl Cannon

Good Morning From Carl Cannon

on June 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Hello, it’s June 28, 2019, the day of the week I offer a quotation intended to be inspirational. Today’s comes from a young man who played in only one Major League Baseball game, never even getting a chance to hit. Or, rather, it comes from a fictional portrayal of that ballplayer as an old man looking back on his life […]

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Quote for Today

on June 27, 2020, 7:17 AM / in History

“Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” George Washington (1796)

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June 27th in History

June 27th in History

on June 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day, formerly Veterans’ Day (United Kingdom) Canadian Multiculturalism Day (Canada) Christian Feast Day: Crescens, one of the Seventy Disciples Cyril of Alexandria (Coptic Church, Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion […]

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June 26th in History

June 26th in History

on June 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year.  Holidays Army and Navy Day (Azerbaijan) Christian Feast Day: Anthelm of Belley David the Dendrite Hermogius Isabel Florence Hapgood (Episcopal Church) Jeremiah (Lutheran) John and Paul José María Robles Hurtado (one of […]

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