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Armed Forces Day in United States

Armed Forces Day in United States

on May 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

  Saturday was Armed Forces Day, which many Americans celebrate annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May. Some History on the Subject: On August 31, 1949, Louis […]

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May 18th in History

May 18th in History

on May 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury Eric IX of Sweden Felix of Cantalice Pope John I Venantius of Camerino May 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Baltic Fleet Day (Russia) Battle of Las […]

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Andy Jackson

Andy Jackson

on May 17, 2017, 9:13 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, May 17, 2017. On this date in 1780, a British general named Henry Clinton issued a fateful order to Maj. Gen. Charles Cornwallis. Having captured Charleston three days earlier, Sir Henry instructed Lord Cornwallis to assert the crown’s control over the South Carolina and Georgia backcountry. This proved to be a fateful gambit. It was part […]

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May 17th in History

May 17th in History

on May 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 17 is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of the Raja (Perlis) Christian feast day: Giulia Salzano Paschal Baylon William Hobart Hare (Episcopal Church (USA)) Restituta May 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Children’s Day (Norway) Constitution Day (Nauru) Constitution […]

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May 16th in History

May 16th in History

on May 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aaron (Coptic Church) Abda and Abdjesus, and companions: Abdas of Susa Andrew Bobola Brendan the Navigator (Roman Catholic Church) Caroline Chisholm (Church of England) Germerius Honoratus of Amiens […]

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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

on May 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Apatosaurus (“deceptive lizard”) is a genus of extinct sauropod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic period. Fossils from the Morrison Formation of Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah indicate an average length of 21–22.8 m (69–75 ft) and an average mass of 16.4–22.4 t (18.1–24.7 short tons), but a few specimens are 11% to 30% longer and 32.7–72.6 t (36.0–80.0 short tons). […]

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Synar’s Spirit

Synar’s Spirit

on May 15, 2017, 8:31 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, May 15, 2017. Ten years ago today, in otherwise routine testimony before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand made a telling rhetorical gesture: He gave credit to a former member of Congress for taking the lead on his issue. The lawmaker Wigand singled out was Mike Synar of Oklahoma, who died […]

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May 15th in History

May 15th in History

on May 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 15 is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Aoi Matsuri (Kyoto) Christian feast day: Achillius of Larissa Athanasius of Alexandria (Coptic Church) Dymphna Hallvard Vebjørnsson (Norway) Hilary of Galeata Isidore the Laborer, celebrated with festivals in various countries, the […]

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May 14th by William Federer

May 14th by William Federer

on May 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

On midnight, MAY 14, 1948, the State of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and the Soviet Union. A homeland for the thousands of Jews who were persecuted and displaced during World War II, Israel was attacked the next day by the Transjordanian Army, the Arab Legion, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Against all […]

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May 14th in History

May 14th in History

on May 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian feast day: Engelmund of Velsen Matthias the Apostle (Roman Catholic Church) Michael Garicoïts Mo Chutu of Lismore (Roman Catholic Church) Victor and Corona May 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day […]

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Quote for Today May 13th

Quote for Today May 13th

on May 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful.” Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 1789 He was a Representative in the United […]

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May 13th in History

May 13th in History

on May 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Abbotsbury Garland Day (Dorset, England) Christian feast day: Our Lady of Fátima Gerard of Villamagna Glyceria John the Silent (Roman Catholic) Julian of Norwich (Roman Catholic) Frances Perkins (Episcopal Church (USA) […]

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Gunfight at Mussel Slough

Gunfight at Mussel Slough

on May 12, 2017, 7:34 AM / in History

On May 11th in 1880, several hundred farm families in the central California town of Hanford were assembling in a city park for a midday picnic when unwelcome news rifled through the crowd. A late-arriving local farmer named Archibald MacGregor informed many of those present that another farmer, W.B. Braden, was at that moment being evicted from his homestead north […]

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May 12th in History

May 12th in History

on May 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays 2nd Amendment Day (Pennsylvania, United States) Christian feast day: Blessed Imelda Blessed Joan of Portugal Crispoldus Dominic de la Calzada Epiphanius of Salamis Gregory Dix (Church of England) Modoald Nereus, Achilleus, […]

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May 11th in History

May 11th in History

on May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abgar V of Edessa (Eastern Orthodox Church) Anthimus of Rome Anthony de Sant’Ana Galvão Cyril and Methodius (Eastern Orthodox Church; commemoration, Anglican Communion) Francis of Girolama Gangulphus of […]

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Gun Control in Nazi Germany

Gun Control in Nazi Germany

on May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

By Audrey D. Kline / Mises.org Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State” by Stephen P. Halbrook, Independent Institute, 2014, 364 pp. There is no shortage of theories or writings related to the rise of the Third Reich and the subsequent Holocaust. Stephen Halbrook’s 2013 book, Gun Control in the Third Reich offers a compelling and important […]

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J. Edgar’s ‘Bipolar Legacy’

J. Edgar’s ‘Bipolar Legacy’

on May 10, 2017, 9:15 AM / in History

The United States is without an FBI director this morning, while White House officials presumably search for a replacement. In a sign of the hyper-partisan era we live in, Democrats who had previously demanded James Comey’s firing are now in high dungeon that Donald Trump actually did it. Then again, it’s not exactly a normal occurrence for an FBI director […]

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Statements of Interest

on May 10, 2017, 6:30 AM / in History, Religion

Thanks to Bobbie Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad….  Matthew 5:10-12a “All who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 […]

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May 10th in History

May 10th in History

on May 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 10 is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Alphius, Philadelphus and Cyrinus Aurelian of Limoges Calepodius Catald Comgall Damien of Molokai Gordianus and Epimachus John of Ávila Solange May 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Children’s Day (Maldives) […]

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Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

on May 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states? There were some very significant deletions as his proposed list went through the House and Senate, and Madison himself took […]

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