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on June 15, 2018, 8:41 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Friday, June 15, 2018. Last night, the baseball gods were on duty at the annual Congressional Baseball Game played at Nationals Park. Although President Trump declined an invitation (he had an excuse: It was his 72nd birthday), Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was there, along with four other victims of last year’s shooting by a political zealot […]

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Drafting George

Drafting George

on June 15, 2018, 8:39 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 15, 2017. On this date in 1775, the Continental Congress unanimously tapped George Washington to command the yet-to-be-created armed forces of the restive 13 colonies. Washington accepted the commission to lead the Continental Army the following day. In subsequent letters to their wives, both GW and John Adams revealed how fully they comprehended the historic […]

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MAGNA CARTA limiting a King!-History from Alfred the Great to U.S. Constitution (plus background on 3rd Crusade)

MAGNA CARTA limiting a King!-History from Alfred the Great to U.S. Constitution (plus background on 3rd Crusade)

on June 15, 2018, 6:01 AM / in History

England was invaded by “Dane” Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King Alfred. Forced into the swampy, tidal marshes of Somerset, Alfred, King of the Anglos and Saxons, began a resistance movement in 878 AD. According to biographer Bishop Asser, “Alfred attacked the whole pagan army fighting ferociously in dense order, and […]

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Today Marks 51th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Interracial Marriage Decision

Today Marks 51th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Interracial Marriage Decision

on June 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com Special Thanks to Thomas On June 12, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic decision in support of interracial marriage. The case was called Loving v. Virginia and was brought to the court by Richard Loving, a white man, who was married to Mildred Jeter, who was black and Native American, reports […]

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June 15th in History

June 15th in History

on June 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Costa Rica) Cagayan de Oro Charter Day (Cagayan de Oro City) Christian Feast Day: Augustine of Hippo (Eastern Orthodox Church) Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock Blessed Clement Vismara Edburga of Winchester […]

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O Say Can You Hear

on June 14, 2018, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Thursday, June 14, 2018. On this date in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our national emblem. For the past century, U.S. presidents have sought to associate themselves closely with that badge of honor — and that date. Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed June 14 to be “Flag Day” in 1916. In 1949, Harry […]

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June 14th in History

June 14th in History

on June 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 200 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Caomhán of Inisheer Elisha (Roman Catholic and Lutheran) Methodios I of Constantinople Richard Baxter (Church of England) June 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration of the Soviet Deportation related […]

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The Butte Mine Disaster

The Butte Mine Disaster

on June 13, 2018, 6:41 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, June 12, 2017. One hundred years ago today, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing landed in France, to the great relief of America’s war-weary allies, most specifically the French and the British. Halfway across the world, in the Montana mining town of Butte, another kind of meeting was taking place. This gathering underscored not just the […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on June 13, 2018, 6:24 AM / in History, People

“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” Alexander Hamilton (1788) Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the […]

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The ‘Confederate Flag’

The ‘Confederate Flag’

on June 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

I am the Confederate Battle Flag. My design is based upon the Saint Andrew’s Cross of Scotland. Some prefer to call me the “Rebel Flag”. Either name I will wear with honor. There is certainly no shame in being called Confederate, as the people who bore that same honorable title are remembered for their bravery on the field of battle, […]

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June 13th in History

June 13th in History

on June 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.   Holidays Christian feast day: Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church Blessed Thomas Woodhouse Cetteus June 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Inventors’ Day (Hungary) Suleimaniah City Fallen and Martyrs Day (Iraqi Kurdistan) […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Harvard President Langdon “vice will … corrupt the constitution & in time bring on its dissolution”; Harvard Professor Christensen, “as religion loses its influence over the lives of Americans, what will happen to our democracy?”

American Minute with Bill Federer Harvard President Langdon “vice will … corrupt the constitution & in time bring on its dissolution”; Harvard Professor Christensen, “as religion loses its influence over the lives of Americans, what will happen to our democracy?”

on June 12, 2018, 8:14 AM / in History

Just six weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, MAY 31, 1775, spoke to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Samuel Langdon’s address was titled”Government Corrupted By Vice”: “They … attempted, by a sudden march of a body of troops in the night, to seize and destroy one of our magazines, formed by the people merely for their own security … […]

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June 12th in History

June 12th in History

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

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Russia Day (Russia) Chaco Armistice Day (Paraguay) Christian feast day: Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor and Nazarius Blessed Hildegard Burjan Enmegahbowh (Episcopal Church (USA)) Gaspar Bertoni Eskil John of Sahagún Onuphrius Pope Leo […]

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June 11th in History

June 11th in History

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

June 11 is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Barnabas the Apostle Bartholomew the Apostle (Eastern Christianity) Blessed Ignatius Maloyan (Armenian Catholic Church) Paula Frassinetti June 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) American Evacuation Day (Libya) Birthday of Prince […]

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June 10th in History

June 10th in History

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

June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Abolition Day (French Guiana) Army Day (Jordan) Christian feast day: Getulius, Amancius and Cerealus John of Tobolsk (Russian Orthodox Church) Landry of Paris Olivia June 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Navy Day […]

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My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

on June 9, 2018, 7:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Today is the 50th anniversary of the unprovoked attack of the USS Liberty by the State of Israel, which killed 34 American sailors and Marines and wounded 174. To this day, the State of Israel has never been held accountable for this despicable and dastardly attack against the people of the United States. In fact, the U.S. government and news […]

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“American Heritage” By Hillsdale – One of many online courses we support

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

Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson warned against permanent entangling alliances. Yet, as the United States grew economically, and as challenges to domestic security arose from abroad, America’s role on the world stage changed dramatically. Over the course of the 20th century, America grew to become the preeminent global power. If you would like help navigating this online course, please […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer War Emergency – IRS Withholds from Paychecks

American Minute with Bill Federer War Emergency – IRS Withholds from Paychecks

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

Withholding taxes from paychecks began JUNE 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money to fight Hitler. Withholding taxes was the idea of Beardsley Ruml, the treasurer of Macy’s Department Store who became chairman of New York’s Federal Reserve Bank. Ruml was helped by Bernard Baruch and Milton Friedman. The Federal Government […]

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The Greenback Party

The Greenback Party

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

The Greenback Party convened in 1880 at the Interstate Exposition Building in Chicago from June 9 to 11 to select presidential and vice presidential nominees and write a party platform for that year’s US presidential election. Delegates chose a ticket of James B. Weaver (pictured) of Iowa and Barzillai J. Chambers of Texas. The Greenback Party had drawn support from […]

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June 9th in History

June 9th in History

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

June 9 is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Accession of King Abdullah II (Jordan) Autonomy Day (Åland Islands) Christian feast day: Aidan of Lindisfarne (Lutheranism) Columba Ephrem the Syrian (Roman Catholic Church and Church of England) […]

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