History

Thought For Today

on August 18, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, […]

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Love Runs Through It

Love Runs Through It

on August 18, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 18, 2017. I’m taking a week’s hiatus from this daily newsletter, and will be back in the saddle on August 28. My sidekick, RCP copy chief Tom Kavanagh, will send out next week’s emails touting the original coverage on our pages, but you’ll have to make do without the daily history lesson until then. Yesterday, […]

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AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 2021: THE FIRST DAY OF FALL

on August 18, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History

FACTS & FOLKLORE ABOUT THE FALL EQUINOX Autumn Begins in 35 days In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday, September 22. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Why do we mark the equinox? Here’s all you need to know! Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. –Philip Larkin, British poet […]

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August 18th in History

August 18th in History

on August 18, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History

August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Pakistan) Armed Forces Day (Macedonia) Birthday of Virginia Dare (Roanoke Island) Christian Feast Day: Agapitus of Palestrina Alberto Hurtado Fiacre Helena of Constantinople (Roman Catholic Church) William Porcher DuBose […]

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August 17th in History

August 17th in History

on August 17, 2022, 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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Heavenly Voices

on August 17, 2022, 6:00 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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Oklahoma Plan to Open D.C. Office Illustrates Mistake of the 17th Amendment

Oklahoma Plan to Open D.C. Office Illustrates Mistake of the 17th Amendment

on August 16, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

Steve Byas is a university history instructor and author of History’s Greatest Libels. He can be contacted at byassteve@yahoo.com Governor Kevin Stitt, an Oklahoma Republican, announced on Tuesday that he intends to open an office in Washington, D.C., and pick someone to be his liaison to the federal government. Governor Stitt’s spokeswoman, Donelle Harder, said, “Our hope is to have interviews done […]

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Quote For Today

on August 16, 2022, 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, 2022, 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, 2022, 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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Thought for Today

on August 14, 2022, 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, 2022, 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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Jackie Juntti on Bastille Day

on August 14, 2022, 6:00 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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Top 10 Worst Man Eaters In History

Top 10 Worst Man Eaters In History

on August 13, 2022, 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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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

on August 13, 2022, 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, 2022, 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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Quote of the Week

on August 12, 2022, 8:17 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 12, 2022, the day of the week when I pass along a quotation intended to be uplifting or enlightening. This morning, I’ll deviate from the script somewhat. Today’s words, poignant and sad, serve as a reminder of the cost of war, especially to families of the fallen. They come from John F. Kennedy, years before […]

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August 12th in History

August 12th in History

on August 12, 2022, 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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14th Amendment Does Not Prevent Debt Default

14th Amendment Does Not Prevent Debt Default

on August 12, 2022, 6:00 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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Today in History August 11th

Today in History August 11th

on August 11, 2022, 8:02 AM / in History

Today is August 11th. It is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 142 days remain until the end of the year. Holidays and observances 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 (Pakistan) Independence Day, celebrates […]

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