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This Day in History September 10th

This Day in History September 10th

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

September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Alexander Crummell (Episcopal Church) Aubert Blessed Thomas Tsugi, Charles Spinola, and Great Martyrs of Nagasaki Edmund James Peck (Anglican Church of Canada) Nicholas of Tolentino Theodard of Maastricht […]

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The Most Decorated Unit in American History — (442nd REGIMENT)

The Most Decorated Unit in American History — (442nd REGIMENT)

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

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Duane A. Vachon PhD is a psychologist and a Secular Franciscan. He has several books published and has had hundreds of articles on social justice and spiritual issues published. His Doctoral thesis on ethics has set the standard at many universities. Reach Dr. Vachon at vachon.duane@gmail.com The 442nd Regiment received more than 18,000 awards, including […]

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Tinseltown Goes to War

Tinseltown Goes to War

on September 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, News

By Ralph Raico / LewRockwell.com I’ve just watched for about the third time the 1962 film, The Longest Day, a great action movie on the Allied invasion of Normandy. Among its several pluses: an all-star male cast, including a young Sean Connery, as well as a brief segment starring a seriously good-looking woman bearing a strong resemblance to Sophia Loren. […]

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This Day in History September 9th

This Day in History September 9th

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

In 1945, 1st “bug” in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay & taped into the log.

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The Acton-Lee Correspondence

on September 8, 2017, 9:01 AM / in History

Bologna November 4, 1866 . Sir, The very kind letter which Mrs. Lee wrote to my wife last winter encouraged me to hope that you will forgive my presuming to address you, and that you will not resent as an intrusion a letter from an earnest and passionate lover of the cause whose glory and whose strength you were. I […]

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Galveston’s Lessons

Galveston’s Lessons

on September 8, 2017, 7:57 AM / in History

Hello, it’s Friday, September 8, 2017. At this hour, Irma is menacing the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, and northern Cuba, while barreling toward Florida. She’s been downgraded slightly, to a Category 4 storm, but that is still a powerful hurricane. The Caribbean islands hit the hardest by Irma — Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Bart, Anguilla, and the British […]

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‘Daisy’ at 50: The Most Vicious, and Most Effective, Politcal Ad in History

on September 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

Time magazine described the “Daisy” ad, which aired only once 50 years ago today, as “the most infamous, and most effective” political ad ever. A little girl appears on the screen, stoops, and picks a daisy. As she starts pulling the petals off the flower, she counts, “One, two, three…” Her little-girl voice fades away as an ominous male voice […]

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This Day in History September 8th

This Day in History September 8th

on September 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, News

In 2007, In an effort to make the city of Jackson the best it can be, LANA, Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association, started preparing for a long term relationship with the city of Jackson. Scott Parish sent this to me as the City Councilman and I wholly approved of the work he and his staff are proposing. There were sub committees proposed that fall under Government Affairs for LANA. Though Lambuth College’s Public Relations Director and I don’t agree that two of them should be in this category I think they must begin here to be fostered and grown. We can discuss more about that later.
1) CERT
Train and prepare for disaster response.

2) City Code Relations
a) collect resident complaints of property code violations
b) monitor violations and resolved violations
c) report possible violations and resolutions
d) maintain database of property owners
e) maintain database of reported violations

3) Friendship (the Meet and Greet guys)
a) welcome new residents into LANA
b) provide new and existing residents with information of how to become involved with LANA
c) make available and distribute specific information that is additional to the LANA newsletter
d) maintain a working relationship with LANA Communications Committee to improve involvement among LANA residents

4) Community Improvement ( the “I’m glad you are my mayor. What have you done for me lately?” guys)
Some of the projects were here
a) petition for sidewalk repairs and additions
b) petition to have streets blocked that should not be pass through
c) find support for area wide Wi Fi
d) Work with TVA on “green power incentives”
e) petition for additional signage as needed (children playing, stop signs, traffic lights)
f) undertake other large scale projects that would contribute to LANA being a safer, cleaner, more family oriented community.

By 2010 none of these programs were still on the burners of LANA, directorship had changed.

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This Day in History September 7th

This Day in History September 7th

on September 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 115 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Air Force Day (Pakistan) Christian feast day: Anastasius the Fuller Clodoald Gratus of Aosta István Pongrácz Marko Krizin Regina September 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which National Grandparents Day can fall, while […]

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SYRIA – From Beginning to End? By William Federer

SYRIA – From Beginning to End? By William Federer

on September 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Did you know Assyria was the world’s first empire? It was located in what is today Syria and Iraq. It was mentioned by name in the Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 14: “And the name of the third river is Hiddekel (Tigris): that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.” Around the year 2371 BC, as related […]

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This Day in History September 6th

This Day in History September 6th

on September 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast days: Begga Chagnoald Gondulphus of Metz September 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Armed Forces Day (São Tomé and Príncipe) Defence Day or Army Day (Pakistan) Flag Day (Bonaire) Independence Day, […]

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This Day in History September 5th

This Day in History September 5th

on September 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Bertin Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Genebald Gregorio Aglipay (Episcopal Church) Zechariah and Elisabeth (Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Church) September 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest date on which Jeûne […]

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This Day in History September 4th

This Day in History September 4th

on September 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 118 days remaining until the end of the year. General events on September 4th In 1833, Barney Flaherty at age 10 became the first known U.S. newsboy after he was hired by the New York Sun to peddle papers. In 1885, […]

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This Day in History September 3rd

This Day in History September 3rd

on September 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 119 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Marinus Pope Gregory I Remaclus Prudence Crandall (Episcopal Church (USA)) September 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) China’s victory over Japan commemoration related observances: Armed Forces Day (Republic of China) V-J Day (People’s Republic of […]

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This Day in History September 2nd

This Day in History September 2nd

on September 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year. General events on September 2nd In 1752, today was the last day of the Julian calendar in Great Britain and the British colonies; the Gregorian Calendar designed to correct the extra leap year […]

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September 1st in History

September 1st in History

on September 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Start of the Armed Struggle (Eritrea) Beginning of Amerindian Heritage Month (Guyana) Christian feast day: Giles The beginning of the new liturgical year (Eastern Orthodox Church and the […]

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Solidarity

Solidarity

on August 31, 2017, 7:54 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, August 31, 2017. Thirty-seven years ago today, an event took place that signaled the beginning of the end of the Cold War. In the summer of 1980, as the American presidential field narrowed to three candidates — incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter, GOP nominee Ronald Reagan, and Independent John Anderson — the communist regime in Warsaw responded […]

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August 31st in History

August 31st in History

on August 31, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

August 31 is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day (Balochs and Pashtuns) Christian feast day: Aidan of Lindisfarne Raymond Nonnatus August 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of Solidarity and Freedom (Poland) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of […]

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Japan officially gave U.S. consent to bring in nuclear weapons ahead of Okinawa reversion accord: document

Japan officially gave U.S. consent to bring in nuclear weapons ahead of Okinawa reversion accord: document

on August 30, 2017, 8:19 AM / in History, International News

Foreign Ministry envoy gave consent ahead of Okinawa reversion pact KYODO, STAFF REPORT  /  Japan Times WASHINGTON – A recently declassified U.S. document confirms that Japan gave the United States its official consent to bring nuclear weapons to Okinawa shortly before the 1969 bilateral accord that led to the occupied island’s 1972 reversion to Japanese rule. The finding is significant because […]

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The Long Count

on August 30, 2017, 8:12 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, August 30, 2017. In yesterday’s missive, I wrote that heavyweight boxer Gene Tunney knocked out Jack Dempsey to win the title and retired undefeated. This statement was a work of art, of sorts: two historical errors in one sentence. So let’s get this out of the way now, with a nod to astute readers Richard Freiman […]

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