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October 18th in History

October 18th in History

on October 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. This is Necktie Day (Croatia) Other Holidays Alaska Day (Alaska) Christian feast day: Justus of Beauvais Luke the Evangelist October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day (Azerbaijan), celebrates the independence of (Azerbaijan) […]

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Our Feature for Today

Our Feature for Today

on October 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Freida Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. Born and raised in Mumbai, she decided to become an actress at a young age. She was educated at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where she took part in amateur plays. After graduation, she briefly worked as a model and then as […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on October 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

The beauty of work depends upon the way we meet it, whether we arm ourselves each morning to attack it as an enemy that must be vanquished before night comes or whether we open our eyes with the sunrise to welcome it as an approaching friend who will keep us delightful company… Lucy Larcom Lucy Larcom was born in Beverly, […]

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Pardon Power

on October 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A few discerning readers noticed that the two events I cited in yesterday’s note (the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and an 1823 letter from James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson) actually occurred on today’s date, not October 16. Forgive me of that lapse. I was in San Francisco for the 1989 “Bay Bridge” World […]

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Quote for Today

on October 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest. J. G. Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner’s Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, […]

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October 17th in History

October 17th in History

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

October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Andrew of Crete Catervus François-Isidore Gagelin (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) Ignatius of Antioch Marguerite Marie Alacoque (formerly) Rule of Andrew Richard Gwyn October 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National […]

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William Penn’s Pennsylvania “God … will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation”

William Penn’s Pennsylvania “God … will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation”

on October 16, 2018, 6:52 AM / in History

After Columbus discovered the New World, Spain grew in power to surpass Portugal as the largest global empire, giving rise the saying, the sun never set on the Spanish Empire. From Madrid, the Spanish Holy Roman Emperor Charles V ruled territories in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and all the way to the Philippines. Catholic Spain was instrumental in beating back the attacks of the Muslim […]

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Quote for Today

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

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

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Constitutional Convention? Caveat Emptor

Constitutional Convention? Caveat Emptor

on October 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

The Law of Unintended Consequences “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796) The “law of unintended consequences” is […]

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Ipswich Town F.C.

Ipswich Town F.C.

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

Ipswich Town F.C. has a long history as an English association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Founded on 16 October 1878, they have played at Portman Road, their home stadium, since 1884. They won their first trophy in the 1886–87 season over Ipswich School in the Suffolk Challenge Cup. The team played amateur football until 1936 when they turned professional […]

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October 16th in History

October 16th in History

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

October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Air Force Day (Bulgaria) Boss’s Day (United States and Canada) Ada Lovelace Day (International) Christian Feast Day: Fortunatus of Casei Gall Gerard Majella Hedwig of Andechs Marguerite Marie Alacoque Marie-Marguerite d’Youville […]

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Quote for Today

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

“God gave us a world unfinished so that we might share in the joys and satisfaction of creation. He left oil in Trenton rock. He left electricity. He left the rivers unbridged and the mountains untrailed. He left the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. He left the laboratories unopened. He left the diamonds uncut. He gave us the challenge of […]

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October 15th in History

October 15th in History

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

October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays around the World Christian Feast Day: Saint Teresa of Ávila (Doctor of Church) Saint Hedwig of Silesia Saint Thecla of Kitzingen October 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National Tree Planting Day (Sri […]

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Quote for Today

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

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington

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October 14th in History

October 14th in History

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

October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Angadrisma Fortunatus of Todi Joseph Schereschewsky (Episcopal Church (USA)) Pope Callixtus I October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Intercession of the Theotokos Day of the Cathedral of Living Pillar […]

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An interesting position to be in…..

on October 13, 2018, 7:42 AM / in History

“The Federal Reserve … is in the position of the chaperone who has ordered the punch bowl removed just when the party was really warming up.”  William McChesney Martin, the ninth and longest running Chairman of the Federal Reserve

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Quote for Today

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

“[W]e should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections. If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice […]

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October 13th in History

October 13th in History

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

October 13th is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Blessed Alexandrina of Balasar Edward the Confessor (translation) Gerald of Aurillac Our Lady of Fátima Theophilus of Antioch October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Fontanalia, in honor of Fontus. (Roman […]

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Near Miss

Near Miss

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

The Earth-grazing meteoroid of 13 October 1990 entered the atmosphere aboveCzechoslovakia and Poland and, after 9.8 seconds, returned to space. Named EN131090, the 44-kilogram (97 lb) meteoroid was observed travelling 409 kilometres (254 mi) at a speed of 42 km/s (26 mi/s …. 93,600 miles per hour) by cameras of the European Fireball Network. Its apparent magnitude peaked at −6.3, several times brighter than Venus‘s […]

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Sailing Into History

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

Good morning, it’s Thursday, October 12, 2017. Here in the nation’s capital, baseball fans are nervously awaiting Game 5 of the playoff series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies, as most sentient Americans know, are world champs. The Nats, by contrast, haven’t advanced past the first round in postseason play since opening shop in D.C. in […]

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