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August 5th in History

August 5th in History

on August 5, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

August 5 is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abel of Reims Addai Afra Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and Lucas Cranach the Elder (Episcopal Church (USA)) Cassian of Autun Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major […]

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August 4th in History

August 4th in History

on August 4, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

August 4 is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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50 Is Nifty

on August 4, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s August 4, 2017. Today is Barack Obama’s birthday. The former president came into the world, as the local newspaper noted, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, on this date in 1961. Those details are probably better known than those surrounding most presidential births, at least in part because of the dubious efforts of […]

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When Cal Stepped Up

on August 3, 2021, 8:16 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Ninety-eight years ago today, Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office upon the death of Warren G. Harding. It was a most unusual presidential swearing-in, and certainly the most private. “On the night of August 2, 1923, I was awakened by my father coming up the stairs, calling my name,” Coolidge wrote in his […]

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August 3rd in History

August 3rd in History

on August 3, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Gamaliel (finding of relics, in Roman Martyrology) Lydia of Thyatira Nicodemus Olaf II of Norway (Translation of the relic) Stephen (Discovery of the relic) Waltheof of Melrose Joanna, […]

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August 2nd in History

August 2nd in History

on August 2, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Basil Fool for Christ (Russian Orthodox Church) Blessed Justin Russolillo Eusebius of Vercelli Peter Faber Peter Julian Eymard Pope Stephen I Our Lady of the Angels of the […]

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America’s “Days of Rage”: The Extensive Left-Wing Bombings & Domestic Terrorism of the 1970s

America’s “Days of Rage”: The Extensive Left-Wing Bombings & Domestic Terrorism of the 1970s

on August 1, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Written by Sam Jacobs  |  Ammo.com As the summer of 2020 dawned, left-wing radical groups began rioting and taking over parts of America’s cities. While this specific form of left-wing violence is new, left-wing violence itself is far from new in the United States. Indeed, one of the most hidden and concealed parts of recent American history is the extensive left-wing violence that began in […]

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Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

on August 1, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

By John M. Taylor   |   Abbeville Institute This essay is Chapter 13 in Mr. Taylor’s Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation(2016). “I supported President Lincoln. I believed his war policy would be the only way to save the country, but I see my mistake. I visited Washington a few weeks ago, and I saw the corruption of the present administration—and […]

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August 1st in History

August 1st in History

on August 1, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

on August 1, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

by Tom DeWeese There is an all out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property ownership and its vital place in preserving our […]

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Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

on August 1, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

“There she blows!” cried the lookout, sighting the great white whale, Moby Dick. The classic book, Moby Dick, was written by New England author Herman Melville, published in1851. In the novel, Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of Captain Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, included: -Ishmael, the teller of the tale, which begins the line: […]

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This Day in History July 31st

This Day in History July 31st

on July 31, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Germanus of Auxerre Ignatius of Loyola Neot July 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) End of the Trinity term (sitting of the High Court of Justice of England) Ka Hae […]

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This Day in History July 30th

This Day in History July 30th

on July 30, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

July 30 is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abdon and Sennen Peter Chrysologus Robert Barnes (Lutheran) Ursus of Auxerre July 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of the Throne (Morocco) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu […]

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Civil Rights, Race Politics, & LBJ’s BIG SWITCH from Intimidation to Entitlement

Civil Rights, Race Politics, & LBJ’s BIG SWITCH from Intimidation to Entitlement

on July 30, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to […]

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This Day in History July 29th

This Day in History July 29th

on July 29, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Lupus of Troyes Martha of Bethany (Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Church) Olaf II of Norway Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrix July 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) International Tiger Day National […]

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This Day in History July 28th

This Day in History July 28th

on July 28, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

Holidays Christian feast day: Alphonsa Muttathupadathu (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church) Nazarius and Celsus Pedro Poveda Castroverde July 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell (Episcopal Church commemoration) Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schütz, George Frederick Handel (Lutheran commemoration) Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada) Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General […]

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Jefferson Davis and the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government: A Parent’s Guide

Jefferson Davis and the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government: A Parent’s Guide

on July 27, 2021, 6:47 AM / in History

Ammo.com Two individuals come to mind at the mention of the Confederate States of America, General Robert E. Lee and Former-President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis. Both General Lee and Davis were men of principle and conviction as they stood up for what they believed; however, for a variety of historically complicated reasons, General Lee became a far bigger […]

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Ben Franklin & Pennsylvania’s Role in Ending Slavery

Ben Franklin & Pennsylvania’s Role in Ending Slavery

on July 27, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under the British Crown before the Revolution. Franklin’s public career began when he organized Pennsylvania’s first volunteer militia during threaten attacks from Spanish and French ships. Franklin then proposed a General Fast, which was approved by the Colony’s Council and printed in his Pennsylvania Gazette, December 12, 1747: “As the calamities […]

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This Day in History July 27th

This Day in History July 27th

on July 27, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

July 27 is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 157 days remain until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aurelius and Natalia and companions of the Martyrs of Córdoba. Pantaleon Seven Sleepers of Ephesus (Roman Martyrology) July 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War (North Korea) […]

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This Day in History July 26th

This Day in History July 26th

on July 26, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

July 26 is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year.   Holidays Christian Feast Day: Andrew of Phú Yên Anne (Western Christianity) Bartolomea Capitanio Blessed Maria Pierina Joachim (Anglican Communion) Paraskevi of Rome (Eastern Orthodox Church) Venera July 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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