History

Heavenly Voices

on August 17, 2018, 8:30 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Friday, August 17. Fifty-eight years ago today, a slender 18-year-old preacher’s kid from Detroit was trying her hand at pop singing in Columbia Records’ 30th Street studios in New York. This wasn’t Aretha Franklin’s first foray into professional music. At 14, she’d released an album of gospel songs, including “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” a favorite hymn […]

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August 17th in History

August 17th in History

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

August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of Marcus Garvey (Rastafari) Christian feast day: Clare of the Cross Hyacinth of Poland Jacobo Kyushei Tomonaga Jeanne Delanoue Johann Gerhard (Lutheran) Mammes of Caesarea (Catholic Church) Samuel Johnson, Timothy […]

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Quote For Today

on August 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Personally, I like space. The higher you go, the smaller the Federal Government looks.” Ronald Reagan

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August 16th in History

August 16th in History

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

August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bennington Battle Day (Vermont, United States) Children’s Day (Paraguay) Christian feast day: Diomedes of Tarsus Roch Simplician Stephen I of Hungary Translation of the Acheiropoietos icon from Edessa to Constantinople. (Eastern Orthodox Church) August 16 (Eastern […]

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August 15th in History

August 15th in History

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

August 15 is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation. (a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, […]

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Jackie Juntti on Bastille Day

on August 14, 2018, 10:23 AM / in History, Opinion

I was looking for something and came across this item I wrote in 2010 and sent to Claire Wolfe which she then posted on her blog. Thought I would share it with the WGEN folks.  I ask again today –  How FREE are you today??? Take a look around you –  can you really walk around and feel *safe* and […]

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Thought for Today

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

“This I hope will be the age of experiments in government, and that their basis will be founded in principles of honesty, not of mere force.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1796

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August 14th in History

August 14th in History

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

August 14 is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia Jonathan Myrick Daniels (Episcopal Church) Kaj Munk (with Kolbe, Lutheran Church) Martyrs of Otranto Maximilian Kolbe August 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration of Wadi […]

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Top 10 Worst Man Eaters In History

Top 10 Worst Man Eaters In History

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

By TYB / Listverse Most large predatory animals can, and will, see humans as suitable prey, under the right circumstances; however, true “man eaters”, that is, individual animals that prefer human flesh over any other food, are very rare. This list is a selection of some of the worst cases of man eaters recorded in history. The lions of Njombe […]

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The Benefits of a Classical Education

The Benefits of a Classical Education

on August 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Written by  Father James Thornton Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since the mid-1960s, America has been deluged with seemingly endless stories of the failure of its educational system. Testing reveals that there exists a significant percentage of high-school graduates who cannot identify the Pacific Ocean on an unlabeled map of the world, who do not […]

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

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

 “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gary Thompson

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August 13th in History

August 13th in History

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

August 13 is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Benedetto Sinigardi Cassian of Imola Clara Maass (with Nightingale Lutheran Church) Florence Nightingale, Octavia Hill, Jeremy Taylor (Anglican Communion) Hippolytus of Rome Maximus the Confessor Pope Pontian Radegunde […]

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14th Amendment Does Not Prevent Debt Default

14th Amendment Does Not Prevent Debt Default

on August 12, 2018, 6:39 AM / in History, Opinion

by P.A. MADISON  |   The Federalist  The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or […]

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August 12th in History

August 12th in History

on August 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. It is also known as the “Glorious Twelfth” in the United Kingdom, as it marks the traditional start of the grouse shooting season. […]

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Herbert Hoover: Indian Reservation, Engineer, WWI Relief, 31st President, Middle East, Communism, Constitution, the Bible

Herbert Hoover: Indian Reservation, Engineer, WWI Relief, 31st President, Middle East, Communism, Constitution, the Bible

on August 11, 2018, 6:31 AM / in History

Herbert Clark Hoover was born AUGUST 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa. At the age of 6, he spent eight months on the Osage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma with his Quaker uncle, who was an Indian agent. There he made many Indian friends and attended the “Indian Sunday-School.” Herbert Hoover was the only U.S. President to have lived on an Indian reservation. His Canadian-born Quaker mother, Hulda, taught Sunday School […]

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Tax Reduction and Simplification — How to Defeat the Demos

Tax Reduction and Simplification — How to Defeat the Demos

on August 10, 2018, 9:07 AM / in History, Opinion

“You can’t be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.” —Ronald Reagan “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” —John Marshall (1819) The regulatory cuts ordered by President Donald Trump are already saving consumers billions of […]

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Truman Nature

Truman Nature

on August 10, 2018, 8:47 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, August 10, 2017. Sixty-eight years ago today, President Truman signed the National Security Act Amendments of 1949, the law formally creating the Department of Defense and requiring the military service secretaries to report to an overall chief. In a minimalist signing statement released by the White House, Truman groused about “new and cumbersome restrictions” imposed by […]

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August 10th in History

August 10th in History

on August 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The term ‘the 10th of August’ is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the […]

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Banneker’s Plea

Banneker’s Plea

on August 9, 2018, 8:46 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Thursday, August 9, 2018. On this date in 1791, an aspiring American author was putting the final touches on a book that would introduce him to the world as a man of science — and much more. But the budding writer would need help getting his work into print, and so he sent the manuscript — an […]

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A Special House

A Special House

on August 9, 2018, 8:18 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Forty-three years ago today, one U.S. president departed the White House, resigning to avoid impeachment and conviction. Another, a Midwesterner who had never pursued national office, assumed his place. The statements of both men on that somber summer day serve as a reminder that the United States has experienced political turbulence before. We’ve […]

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