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April 27th in History

April 27th in History

on April 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast days: Liberalis of Treviso Rafael Arnáiz Barón Virgin of Montserrat Zita April 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) King’s Day (Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten) (celebrated on April 26 if April […]

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April 26th in History

April 26th in History

on April 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 26 is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aldobrandesca Franca Visalta Lucidius of Verona Our Lady of Good Counsel Pope Anacletus and Marcellinus Riquier Paschasius Radbertus Robert Hunt (Episcopal Church (USA)) Stephen of Perm, see also […]

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American Minute  Virginia’s Christian Founding & the growth of Religious Tolerance

American Minute Virginia’s Christian Founding & the growth of Religious Tolerance

on April 26, 2017, 5:56 AM / in History

Ten years before William Shakespeare died, the Colony of Virginia was named for the “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth. Virginia’s First Charter stated, April 10, 1606: “Greatly commending … their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of His Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to […]

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Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day

on April 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s. US Confederate soldiers’ cemetery at Appomattox Courthouse national park in Virginia. Observe Confederate Memorial Day A range of events are organized […]

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April 25th in History

April 25th in History

on April 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 25 is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand) Arbor Day (Germany) Christian feast day: April 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Mark the Evangelist Giovanni Battista Piamarta Philo and Agathopodes Pope Anianus of Alexandria DNA Day […]

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Starry-Eyed Hubble

Starry-Eyed Hubble

on April 24, 2017, 8:40 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, April 24, 2017. Over the weekend, many thousands of scientists, math geeks, amateur lovers of the cosmos, and assorted political partisans marched in the name of science. Notwithstanding the predictable bashing of President Trump, some of the placards carried by this new cohort of protesters were pretty good. Here are a few of them: “Make Earth […]

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The Civil War: The Last Dying Gasp of Federalism in America

The Civil War: The Last Dying Gasp of Federalism in America

on April 24, 2017, 8:01 AM / in History, Opinion

How many of you remember back in grade school when they would give you a sentence with a blank in it, then provide you with choices to fill in the blank correctly? I want to try something similar, except I’ll never know how you answer. So fill in the following sentence with either “federal” or “national”: In the United States […]

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This Day in History April 24th

This Day in History April 24th

on April 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

  April 24 is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Ecgberht of Ripon Fidelis of Sigmaringen Johann Walter (Lutheran) Mellitus Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur St Mark’s Eve Wilfrid (Church of England) April 24 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction

on April 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

  Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man’s history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time that the world has never seen their like since, evolve […]

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April 23rd in History

April 23rd in History

on April 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 23 is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Adalbert of Prague George Gerard of Toul Toyohiko Kagawa (Episcopal and Lutheran Church) April 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which the first day of Children’s Day […]

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Trail of Tears and Blessings

Trail of Tears and Blessings

on April 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

This article contains true events and events based on truth, and features a composite American Indian narrator of, and participant in, the 1830s Indian Removal or Trail of Tears. This style was chosen in order to best capture not only the deeds and words of both real characters and those based on the historical record, but the first-person experience, emotion, […]

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April 22nd in History

April 22nd in History

on April 22, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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The Man Who Fired The Shot Heard ‘Round The World

The Man Who Fired The Shot Heard ‘Round The World

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

This Sunday, April 19, was rightly identified as “Patriots’ Day.” In truth, April 19, 1775, should be regarded as important a date to Americans as July 4, 1776. It’s a shame that we don’t celebrate Patriots’ Day as enthusiastically as we do Independence Day. It’s even more shameful that many Americans don’t remember what happened on this day back in […]

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The Lessons of Lexington

The Lessons of Lexington

on April 19, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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