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American Minute with Bill Federer | Wesley’s “Religion of the Heart” & Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher “one of the builders of our nation”

American Minute with Bill Federer | Wesley’s “Religion of the Heart” & Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher “one of the builders of our nation”

on August 21, 2019, 6:26 AM / in History

The King of England was the head of the Anglican Church from the time of Henry VIII. Beginning in 1535, all English subjects, including those in English colonies, were required to the Oath of Supremacy: “I (state your name) do utterly testify and declare in my Conscience, that the King’s Highness is the only Supreme Governor of this Realm … […]

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August 21st in History

August 21st in History

on August 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abraham of Smolensk (Eastern Orthodox Church) Euprepius of Verona Maximilian of Antioch Our Lady of Knock Pope Pius X Sidonius Apollinaris August 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Ninoy Aquino […]

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One Of A Kind Photo

One Of A Kind Photo

on August 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

H/T to old sailor Here’s who you’re looking at: (left to right):  1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B. Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore 2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, RobertTaylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, […]

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Star-Crossed Stories

Star-Crossed Stories

on August 20, 2019, 8:04 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Race and racism are back in the news — more or less continuously, it seems — but has the topic ever not been part of our culture and national discourse? I bring this up because on this date 62 years ago, “West Side Story” appeared on stage for the first time. The premiere […]

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August 20th in History

August 20th in History

on August 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Bernard of Clairvaux Blessed Georg Häfner Maria De Mattias Oswine of Deira Philibert of Jumièges William and Catherine Booth August 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of Asmá’ (Bahá’í […]

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An Explorer’s Demise

An Explorer’s Demise

on August 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Monday, August 20, 2018. On this date in 1804, a U.S. Army sergeant in his early 20s named Charles Floyd died and was buried on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in present-day Sioux City, Iowa. The first U.S. military man to give his life in service to his country west of the Mississippi, Floyd was laid […]

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Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

on August 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!” wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem “In Marmion” (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII). On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr: “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells […]

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The New York Times Embraces a Neo-Confederate World View For Its 1619 Project

The New York Times Embraces a Neo-Confederate World View For Its 1619 Project

on August 19, 2019, 8:48 AM / in History, Opinion

by Erick Erickson  |   The Resurgent  There is real racism in the United States.  It is objectively true that white supremacists have been emboldened these last few years and it is objectively true that President Trump’s rhetoric has played a part even if he has not intended it to.  In my opinion, his rhetoric often plays a part because of […]

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Reagan-Ford

Reagan-Ford

on August 19, 2019, 8:43 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Bill Clinton turns 73 today. That’s right, the “Comeback Kid” is no kid anymore. Neither is George W. Bush, also born in the summer of 1946. Nor Donald Trump, who arrived in mid-June that year. All three of these U.S. presidents were in the first crop of the Baby Boom generation. Hillary Clinton, […]

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August 19th in History

August 19th in History

on August 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Monday or Tuesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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Thought For Today

on August 18, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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August 18th in History

August 18th in History

on August 18, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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Quote For Today

on August 16, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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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, 2019, 5:59 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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August 15th in History

August 15th in History

on August 15, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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