History

High Victorian Trees

High Victorian Trees

on December 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

The 1880’s saw a rise of the Aesthetic Movement. At this time Christmas Trees became a glorious hotchpotch of everything one could cram on; or by complete contrast the aesthetic trees which were delicately balanced trees, with delicate colours, shapes and style. they also grew to floor standing trees. The limited availability of decorations in earlier decades had kept trees […]

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The Truth About Christmas

The Truth About Christmas

on December 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In The Light of God’s Word Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) According to scripture, is December 25th the birth date of Jesus Christ;  or is it another religious and Pagan tradition with another Jesus and another spirit?  (II Corinthians 11:4;  Matthew 15:9) This Bible tract will answer these questions by the authority of the Word of God.  Thus saith the Lord, “All […]

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December 8th in History

December 8th in History

on December 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 8 is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 17 days till Christmas! Holidays Bodhi Day (Japan) CARICOM–Cuba Day (Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba) Christian feast day: Clement of Ohrid (Julian Calendar), and its related observances: Student’s Day (Bulgaria) Eucharius Feast of the Immaculate Conception (public holiday […]

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Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

on December 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Written by  James Perloff On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japan launched a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, shattering the peace of a beautiful Hawaiian morning and leaving much of the fleet broken and burning. The destruction and death that the Japanese military visited upon Pearl Harbor that day — 18 naval vessels (including eight battleships) […]

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“SO HELP ME GOD” Except in this City

“SO HELP ME GOD” Except in this City

on December 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, State News

Why has the tradition in America been for oaths to end with “So Help Me God”? The military’s oath of enlistment ended with “So Help Me God.” The commissioned officers’ oath ended with “So Help Me God.” President’s oath of office ended with “So Help Me God.” Congressmen and Senators’ oath ended with “So Help Me God.” Witnesses in Court swore […]

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Why do we have a decorated Christmas Tree?

Why do we have a decorated Christmas Tree?

on December 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In the 7th century a monk from Crediton, Devonshire, went to Germany to teach the Word of God. He did many good works there, and spent much time in Thuringia, an area which was to become the cradle of the Christmas Decoration Industry. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape of the Fir Tree to describe the Holy […]

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Pearl Harbor Attacked “DECEMBER 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy!”

Pearl Harbor Attacked “DECEMBER 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy!”

on December 7, 2019, 7:51 AM / in History, Opinion

Editor’s Note: In 1937, several idealistic aviators, flying nearly obsolete P-40 War Hawks, went to China to earn enduring acclaim as the Flying Tigers, but in reality a handful of fighters simply proved inadequate against the Rising Sun. The inaction of democracies and republics in both oceans only whetted the appetites of the dogs of war, encouraging Italy, Germany, and […]

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ODE TO KEROSENE: IT TOOK US TO THE MOON

ODE TO KEROSENE: IT TOOK US TO THE MOON

on December 7, 2019, 7:36 AM / in History

By Bob Berman  |   The Old Farmers Almanac  In some rural areas, folks heat their homes with oil. Some buy kerosene, which is similar but a bit more refined. They use it during the coldest months because it doesn’t gel in the lines. The rest of us fondly remember kerosene for all the times we used a Coleman lantern when camping. It […]

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Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas

on December 7, 2019, 6:48 AM / in History

St. Nicholas was the most popular Greek Orthodox Saint, equivalent to St. Patrick in Irish history, or St. Peter in Roman Catholic tradition, Greek Orthodox tradition tells of Saint Nicholas being born around AD 280, the only child of a wealthy, elderly couple who lived in Patara, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey). When his parents died in a plague, Nicholas inherited their wealth. Nicholas generously gave to the poor, but he did so anonymously, as […]

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Mid-Victorian Tree

Mid-Victorian Tree

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1850’s Lauscha began to produce fancy shaped glass bead garlands for the trees, and short garlands made from necklace ‘bugles’ and beads. These were readily available in Germany but not produced in sufficient quantities to export to Britain. The Rauschgoldengel was a common sight. Literally, ‘Tingled-angel’, bought from the Thuringian Christmas markets, and dressed in pure gilded tin. The […]

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12-7-41

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Saturday, December 7, 2019. Whatever is happening today in our nation’s fractious capital, or in violent hotspots around the world, today’s date is a reminder that this country has experienced truly dark and frightening days and that we saw our way through even if it took a long time. For Americans living on this date 76 years […]

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Christmas Quote December 7th

Christmas Quote December 7th

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Dale Evans Dale Evans was an American writer, film star and singer-songwriter. She was the second wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers. At age 14, she eloped with her first husband, Thomas F. Fox, to whom she bore one son, Thomas F. Fox, […]

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Blaming the Second Amendment for Black Deaths a Tactic for Disarming All

Blaming the Second Amendment for Black Deaths a Tactic for Disarming All

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

by David Codrea (Ammoland.com)- “The Thanksgiving tragedy in Hoover, Ala., highlights an American problem: The deaths of black men, legally armed and who have committed no crime, at the hands of police,” The Christian Science Monitor observes. “At a time when the president and guns rights activists have suggested that ‘good guys with guns’ are a solution for stopping mass shooters, some […]

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Pearl Harbor’s role in a historic Supreme Court decision

Pearl Harbor’s role in a historic Supreme Court decision

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

One of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history was caused by aftershocks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and it’s still being debated today. On December 7, 1941, Japanese military forces attacked the United States base in Hawaii without warning. More than 2,000 Americans died in the attack, and a united Congress answered President Franklin Roosevelt’s request […]

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December 7th in History

December 7th in History

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 7 is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 17 days before Christmas… keep telling yourself there is plenty of time still….. Holidays Armed Forces Flag Day (India) Christian Feast Day: Aemilianus (Greek Church) Ambrose December 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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The History and Origin of Christmas

The History and Origin of Christmas

on December 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Before Christmas was ever known as Christmas it was known as the celebration of the winter solstice.  The origin of the winter solstice dates all the way back to the pre-Christian era or B.C.  It was primarily celebrated in two different parts of the world, Scandinavia and Rome.  In Rome the celebration of the winter solstice took place during the […]

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Jesus and Christmas

on December 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Up until a few years ago, when someone criticized the celebration of Christmas (usually as a pagan holiday), I responded with a defense of what I have long believed was the biblical basis for the holiday. Yes, I firmly believe Luke 2 is the telling of the events surrounding the birth of Yashua (Jesus’ real name, though scholars don’t all […]

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Teddy Roosevelt 2.0

Teddy Roosevelt 2.0

on December 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, December 6, 2019. On this date in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt was uncharacteristically idle. He’d returned in late summer to the United States after a year on safari in Africa and touring the capitals of Europe, then embarked on an American speaking tour, and now was home at Sagamore Hill contemplating the next phase of his life. […]

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The Victorian and Albert Tree

The Victorian and Albert Tree

on December 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1846, the popular Royals, Queen Victoria and her German Prince, Albert, were illustrated in the Illustrated London News. They were standing with their children around a Christmas Tree. Unlike the previous Royal family, Victoria was very popular with her subjects, and what was done at Court immediately became fashionable – not only in Britain, but with fashion-conscious East Coast […]

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December 6th in History

December 6th in History

on December 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Founding of Quito (Ecuador) Christian feast day: Abraham of Kratia Aemilianus (Roman Catholic Church) Nicholas of Myra, and its related observances: St Nicholas Day, where St. Nicholas/Santa Claus […]

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