History

Saturn, The Gas Giant

Saturn, The Gas Giant

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

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Named after the Roman god of agriculture, it is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. Although it has only one-eighth the average density of Earth, it is over 95 times more massive. The planet probably has a core of iron–nickel and rock, surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an […]

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October 12th in History

October 12th in History

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

October 12 is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Louis Brisson Edith Cavell and Elizabeth Fry (Church of England) Fiacc Our Lady of the Pillar (Fiestas del Pilar) Our Lady of Aparecida Radim Gaudentius (Czech Republic) Seraphin of Montegranaro Wilfrid of Ripon October […]

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The Gold Dollar

The Gold Dollar

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

The gold dollar was a coin struck as a regular issue by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1849 to 1889. The coin had three types over its lifetime, all designed by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. The Type 1 issue had the smallest diameter of any United States coin ever minted. A gold dollar had been proposed […]

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Obama: Country Can’t Function With Only Eight Supreme Court Justices

Obama: Country Can’t Function With Only Eight Supreme Court Justices

on October 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

This article is republished annually to remind us of the ignorance, maybe our own ignorance of the function(s) of the Federal Court system and especially that of the Supreme Court. In an article published on October 4, President Barack Obama revealed that he has a woefully wrong understanding of the separation of powers, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution. “Our […]

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The Final Text of the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776

The Final Text of the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776

on October 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

I wonder how many who read this have given ANY thought about what the Founding Fathers created – and WHY they DECLARED INDEPENDENCE from the King of England.  This morning Pastor Ed Young of Winning Walk out of Houston TX spoke on this topic.  You can watch and listen to it here:   http://winningwalk.org/broadcasts the October 9th message. As I listened […]

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October 11th in History

October 11th in History

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

October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast days: Agilbert Alexander Sauli Andronicus, Probus, and Tarachus (Roman Catholic Church) Æthelburh of Barking Bruno the Great Cainnech of Aghaboe Gratus of Oloron Gummarus James the Deacon (Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Eastern […]

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Mr. Hoover’s Dam

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

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Eighty-one years ago today, a newly completed high dam first harnessed the power of the great Colorado River and began transmitting electricity to the Los Angeles basin, 250 miles away. The possibilities were many, not just for Southern California, but for the Nevada desert, which soon spawned the neon wonder we know today […]

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October 10th in History

October 10th in History

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

October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Poland) Capital Liberation Day (Vietnam) Christian feast day: Cerbonius Daniel Comboni Paulinus of York (in England) Tanca Vida Dutton Scudder (Episcopal Church) Viktor of Xanten October 10 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

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

“No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt.” George Washington

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October 9th in History

October 9th in History

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

October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abraham Denis Dionysius the Areopagite Ghislain Innocencio of Mary Immaculate and Martyrs of Asturias Blessed John Henry Newman John Leonardi Luis Beltran Robert Grosseteste (Church of England) Wilfred Grenfell (Episcopal Church (USA)) October 9 […]

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Republican Tyranny

Republican Tyranny

on October 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Brion McClanahan In July 1862, United States Senator James A. Bayard wrote to his son before leaving Washington for the summer recess describing the political atmosphere in the United States. “We are living under a petty but ruthless tyranny,” he said, “and God knows what folly this admin and its members are not capable of….It is sad, very sad, […]

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Why We Celebrate Columbus Day

Why We Celebrate Columbus Day

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

By David Deming There’s hardly a more forgettable holiday than the innocuous and poorly observed Columbus Day. Celebrated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of the Western hemisphere by Christopher Columbus and the beginning of European colonization.  Ironically, this obscure date has evolved into the most controversial and politicized of all holidays. There […]

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The Potemkin

The Potemkin

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

The Russian battleship Potemkin was a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Russian Navy‘s Black Sea Fleet and launched 9 October 1900. The crew’s rebellion against the officers in June 1905 (during that year’s revolution) is now viewed as a first step towards the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the mutineers sought asylum in Constanța, Romania, and the Russians recovered the […]

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In regards to PUERTO RICO

on October 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

This was published this morning on Instapundit by Glenn Reynolds. Since the 70’s when I actually visited our facility there in Puerto Rico, I could tell the end was coming the island in the Atlantic. The grand experiment was already taking hold and it was getting harder and harder to maintain even the simplest of equipment. PUERTO RICO BEFORE THE […]

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October 8th in History

October 8th in History

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

October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Palatias and Laurentia Pelagia (Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churces) San Ernesto, Che Guevara as a saint. (Bolivian campesinos) William Dwight Porter Bliss and Richard T. Ely (Episcopal […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, NASCAR

The 2006 UAW-Ford 500 was an American stock car racing competition. Held on October 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the 188-lap race was the 30th in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fourth in the ten-race, season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. Brian Vickers (pictured) of Hendrick Motorsports won the first race of his career; Kasey Kahnefinished second, and […]

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A Short History of American Medical Insurance

on October 7, 2018, 7:21 AM / in History

By John Steele Gordon Author, An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power The following is adapted from a talk delivered on board the Crystal Symphony on July 25, 2018, during a Hillsdale College educational cruise to Hawaii. Perhaps the most astonishing thing about modern medicine is just how very modern it is. More than 90 percent of the […]

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October 7th in History

October 7th in History

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

October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo Justina of Padua (former) Osgyth Our Lady of the Rosary Pope Mark Sergius and Bacchus Henry Muhlenberg (Episcopal Church (USA)) October 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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“The SAME WEEK…the first Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN…(they) also VOTED to approve…the FIRST AMENDMENT”-Chief Justice Burger, 1982

“The SAME WEEK…the first Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN…(they) also VOTED to approve…the FIRST AMENDMENT”-Chief Justice Burger, 1982

on October 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger wrote in Marsh v. Chambers (1982): “It can hardly be thought that in the SAME WEEK the members of the first Congress VOTED to appoint and pay a CHAPLAIN for each House and also VOTED to approve the draft of the FIRST AMENDMENT … (that) they intended to forbid what they had just declared ACCEPTABLE.” The […]

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Glenn Miller Orchestra – Moonlight Serenade & In the Mood

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

“Moonlight Serenade” is an American popular song with original music by Glenn Miller and subsequent lyrics by Mitchell Parish. It was originally named “Now I Lay Me Down To Weep.” When Miller recorded “Sunrise Serenade” in 1939, he placed this song on the back. It was an immediate phenomenon as an instrumental arrangement and was adopted as Miller’s signature tune. […]

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