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American Minute Burke on French Revolution “What is liberty without virtue? It is madness, without restraint!”; “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”-Edmund Burke, British Statesman

American Minute Burke on French Revolution “What is liberty without virtue? It is madness, without restraint!”; “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”-Edmund Burke, British Statesman

on January 12, 2018, 7:12 AM / in History

“ALL that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This famous quote was from British statesman Edmund Burke, who was born JANUARY 12, 1729. He was considered the most influential orator in the House of Commons. Edmund Burke stands out in history because as a member of the British Parliament, he defended the rights of the American colonies and strongly […]

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January 12th in History

January 12th in History

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

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year (354 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Aelred of Rievaulx Benedict Biscop Tatiana January 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Lee–Jackson Day can fall while January 18 is the latest, celebrated on the […]

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The Monster

The Monster

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

The Monster is an 1898 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900), a study of prejudice, fear and isolation in a small town. In the fictional Whilomville, New York, an African-American coachman named Henry Johnson, who is employed by the town’s physician, Dr. Trescott, becomes horribly disfigured after he saves Trescott’s son from a fire. When Henry is branded a […]

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January 11th in History

January 11th in History

on January 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year (355 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Leucius of Brindisi (Roman Catholic) Vitalis of Gaza (Roman Catholic) Paulinus II of Aquileia Theodosius the Cenobiarch January 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Triodion can […]

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Justice Brennan’s Footnote Gave Us Anchor Babies

Justice Brennan’s Footnote Gave Us Anchor Babies

on January 10, 2018, 6:57 AM / in History, Opinion

By Ann Coulter    |   Human Events Democrats act as if the right to run across the border when you’re 8 1/2 months pregnant, give birth in a U.S. hospital and then immediately start collecting welfare was exactly what our forebears had in mind, a sacred constitutional right, as old as the 14th Amendment itself. The louder liberals talk about […]

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January 10th in History

January 10th in History

on January 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of the year (356 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: William of Donjeon Obadiah (Coptic Church) Peter Orseolo Pope Agatho (Roman Catholic) William Laud (Anglican Communion) January 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Traditional Day (Benin) National Clean Off Your […]

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Take Note; the Guns of January

Take Note; the Guns of January

on January 9, 2018, 8:05 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, January 9, 2018. So the Oprah-for-president craze begins. Will this prove a temporary blip, soon forgotten? Or a powerful tsunami that (again) turns U.S. politics on its head? History teaches us that we don’t always immediately recognize the turning of the tide when it first happens. Today’s date, for example is when the actual first shots […]

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January 9th ‘Communist faith…tells…Smash the existing economic order’ – Richard Nixon

January 9th ‘Communist faith…tells…Smash the existing economic order’ – Richard Nixon

on January 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Richard Milhous Nixon was born JANUARY 9, 1913.   He was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during WWII, a Congressman, a Senator, and Vice-President under Dwight Eisenhower. He lost his first presidential race to John F. Kennedy by the smallest margin to that date. He was elected the 37th President in 1968, and re-elected in 1972 in one of […]

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January 9th in History

January 9th in History

on January 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 9 is the ninth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of the year (357 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Adrian of Canterbury Metropolitan Philip II of Moscow Julia Chester Emery (Episcopal Church (USA)) January 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of the Black Nazarene (Manila, Philippines) Martyrs’ Day […]

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Death Valley Highs & Lows

on January 8, 2018, 8:37 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, January 8, 2018. To quote the Cowardly Lion, “Unusual weather we’re having, ain’t it?” Then again, we don’t need a sudden snowstorm in a mythical poppy field in “The Wizard of Oz” to remind us that weather can be unpredictable. The polar vortex and “bomb cyclone” serve that function. On this date in 1913, the coldest […]

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January 8th in History

January 8th in History

on January 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 8 is the eight day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (358 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abo of Tiflis Apollinaris Claudius Gudula Harriet Bedell (Episcopal Church (USA)) Lawrence Giustiniani Lucian of Beauvais Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Bon Secours) (Roman Catholic Church) Pega Severinus […]

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Operation Ironside

Operation Ironside

on January 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Operation Ironside was a deception operation in the Second World War, meant to persuade the Germans that the Allies would stage an invasion near Bordeaux along the Bay of Biscay. The operation consisted entirely of deceptive messages, without any supporting physical evidence, unlike other deception operations intended to draw German defences away from the planned Normandy landings. Bordeaux was an […]

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“This Is Government Land”: The Eternal Refrain of the Federal Occupiers

“This Is Government Land”: The Eternal Refrain of the Federal Occupiers

on January 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By William Norman Grigg Without seeking permission, a small group of defiant armed men seized control of coveted property in Oregon. They weren’t welcomed by local residents, some of whom petitioned the government to evict the intruders from federally administered land. Rather than sending in the troops to uproot the uninvited settlers, the U.S. government told the local residents to […]

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American Minute    “May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”- Millard Fillmore

American Minute “May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”- Millard Fillmore

on January 7, 2018, 7:13 AM / in History

“May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.” -Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1832, the same year the Paris riots took place which were described in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables. Comparing the American Revolution with France’s numerous revolutions and riots, President Millard Fillmore stated in his Third Annual Message, December 6, 1852: “Our own free […]

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Milton McLean

on January 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

From The Memphis DAILY AVALANCHE, January 8, 1876 Jackson, Tenn. [Special to the Avalanche, January 7] From the Jackson Sun of today we collate the following; Milton McLean was hung one-half mile south of this City at the foot of Liberty Street, precisely at 1 o’clock today. Mayor King and the city police force constituted the Sheriff’s guard. McLean was […]

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January 7th in History

January 7th in History

on January 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year (359 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Canute Lavard Charles of Sezze St. André Bessette (Canada) Lucian of Antioch Raymond of Peñafort January 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Christmas (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches […]

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January 6th in History

January 6th in History

on January 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 6 is the sixth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining until the end of the year (360 in leap years). Holidays Armed Forces Day (Iraq) Christian Feast Day: André Bessette (Roman Catholic Church) January 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Epiphany (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances: Befana Day (Italy) […]

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Clinton Engineer Works 1942

Clinton Engineer Works 1942

on January 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

The Clinton Engineer Works was the site of the Manhattan Project‘s World War II production facilities that provided the enriched uranium used in the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. Its X-10 Graphite Reactor produced the first samples of plutonium from a reactor. Located just south of the town of Clinton, Tennessee, it included the production facilities of the K-25, […]

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January 5th in History

January 5th in History

on January 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 5 is the fifth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (361 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: John Neumann (Catholic Church) Pope Telesphorus Simeon Stylites (Latin Church) January 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Joma Shinji (除魔神事) at Tsurugaoka Hachiman. (Kamakura, Japan) The Twelfth day of Christmas […]

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For National Trivia Day: 10 Founding Fathers tidbits

For National Trivia Day: 10 Founding Fathers tidbits

on January 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

From the staff at the National Constitution Center Can you handle the truth about the Founders and the Constitution? From the vault of our Constitution Daily blog, here are 10 factoids that will impress your constitutionally minded and history loving friends! 1. Were the Constitution and Declaration written on paper made of hemp? The two great documents were written on […]

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