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August 17th in History

August 17th in History

on August 17, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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August 12th in History

August 12th in History

on August 12, 2017, 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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August 11th in History

August 11th in History

on August 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

 In August 11th is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian Feast Day: Athracht Clare of Assisi Fiacre Gaugericus John Henry Newman (Church of England) Philomena Susanna Taurinus of Évreux Tiburtius and Chromatius August 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Flag Day […]

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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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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A Special House

A Special House

on August 9, 2017, 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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August 9th in History

August 9th in History

on August 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Candida Maria of Jesus Edith Stein Firmus and Rusticus Herman of Alaska (Russian Orthodox Church and related congregations; Episcopal Church (USA)) John Vianney Mary Sumner (Church of England) […]

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August 8th in History

August 8th in History

on August 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

August 8 is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Cyriacus Dominic de Guzmán, founder of the Dominican Order. Hormisdas Largus Mary MacKillop Smaragdus (and companions) August 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Children’s Day can […]

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Happy Independence Day America! – Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

Happy Independence Day America! – Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

on August 7, 2017, 7:57 AM / in History, Opinion

By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist Copyright 2000 Boston Globe On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted 12-0 — New York abstained — in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s resolution “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” On July 4, the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson — heavily edited by […]

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