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August 9th in History

August 9th in History

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

August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Candida Maria of Jesus Edith Stein Firmus and Rusticus Herman of Alaska (Russian Orthodox Church and related congregations; Episcopal Church (USA)) John Vianney Mary Sumner (Church of England) […]

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August 8th in History

August 8th in History

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

August 8 is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Cyriacus Dominic de Guzmán, founder of the Dominican Order. Hormisdas Largus Mary MacKillop Smaragdus (and companions) August 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Children’s Day can […]

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August 7th in History

August 7th in History

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

In 2007, The Jackson City Council voted (7-1) to donate $50,000.00 to the Jackson Humane Society’s Animal Shelter. The only strings attached: funding from all other sources must come first and that the old building revert to the city. The present building was placed on city property next to the Jones Creek Golf course. The council with the Mayor’s approval failed to accept my recommendation of a member of the Council be admitted to the voting board of the society. I voted no, of course I would have voted no anyway. Councilmen Randy Wallace and Danny Ellis will hopefully obtain what they want. There is no guarantee of the Society’s follow through on their action requests if there is no process to enforce.

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August 6th in History

August 6th in History

on August 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 6 is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 147 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Justus and Pastor August 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan‘s Accession Day. (United Arab Emirates) Independence Day […]

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August 5th in History

August 5th in History

on August 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 5 is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abel of Reims Addai Afra Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, and Lucas Cranach the Elder (Episcopal Church (USA)) Cassian of Autun Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major […]

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50 Is Nifty

on August 4, 2018, 8:47 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 4, 2017. Today is Barack Obama’s birthday. The former president came into the world, as the local newspaper noted, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, on this date in 1961. Those details are probably better known than those surrounding most presidential births, at least in part because of the dubious efforts […]

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August 4th in History

August 4th in History

on August 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 4 is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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Union Faceoff

on August 3, 2018, 7:58 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 3, 2018. On this date in 1981, America’s 13,000 air traffic controllers went on strike. Four hours later, Ronald Reagan walked into the Rose Garden flanked by Attorney General William French Smith and Secretary of Transportation Drew Lewis to announce that any controller who did not return to work in 48 hours would be fired. […]

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August 3rd in History

August 3rd in History

on August 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Gamaliel (finding of relics, in Roman Martyrology) Lydia of Thyatira Nicodemus Olaf II of Norway (Translation of the relic) Stephen (Discovery of the relic) Waltheof of Melrose Joanna, […]

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August 2nd in History

August 2nd in History

on August 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Basil Fool for Christ (Russian Orthodox Church) Blessed Justin Russolillo Eusebius of Vercelli Peter Faber Peter Julian Eymard Pope Stephen I Our Lady of the Angels of the […]

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Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

on August 1, 2018, 8:27 PM / in History

“There she blows!” cried the lookout, sighting the great white whale, Moby Dick. The classic book, Moby Dick, was written by New England author Herman Melville, published in1851. In the novel, Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of Captain Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, included: -Ishmael, the teller of the tale, which begins the line: […]

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Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

on August 1, 2018, 6:27 AM / in History

By John M. Taylor   |   Abbeville Institute This essay is Chapter 13 in Mr. Taylor’s Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation(2016). “I supported President Lincoln. I believed his war policy would be the only way to save the country, but I see my mistake. I visited Washington a few weeks ago, and I saw the corruption of the present administration—and […]

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WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

on August 1, 2018, 6:13 AM / in History, Opinion

by Tom DeWeese There is an all out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property ownership and its vital place in preserving our […]

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August 1st in History

August 1st in History

on August 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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This Day in History July 31st

This Day in History July 31st

on July 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Germanus of Auxerre Ignatius of Loyola Neot July 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) End of the Trinity term (sitting of the High Court of Justice of England) Ka Hae […]

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This Day in History July 30th

This Day in History July 30th

on July 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 30 is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abdon and Sennen Peter Chrysologus Robert Barnes (Lutheran) Ursus of Auxerre July 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of the Throne (Morocco) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu […]

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This Day in History July 29th

This Day in History July 29th

on July 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Lupus of Troyes Martha of Bethany (Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Church) Olaf II of Norway Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrix July 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) International Tiger Day National […]

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This Day in History July 28th

This Day in History July 28th

on July 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Holidays Christian feast day: Alphonsa Muttathupadathu (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church) Nazarius and Celsus Pedro Poveda Castroverde July 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell (Episcopal Church commemoration) Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schütz, George Frederick Handel (Lutheran commemoration) Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada) Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General […]

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HHH in ’68

HHH in ’68

on July 27, 2018, 8:28 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, July 27, 2018. Fifty years ago today, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey delivered a stump speech at the state Democratic Party convention in Utah. Although not particularly newsworthy, even at the time, reading it half a century later is instructive for reasons I’ll discuss in a moment. But to offer a teaser, I spotted rhetorical precursors […]

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Ben Franklin & Pennsylvania’s Role in Ending Slavery

Ben Franklin & Pennsylvania’s Role in Ending Slavery

on July 27, 2018, 8:18 AM / in History

On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General of the United States, a position he held under the British Crown before the Revolution. Franklin’s public career began when he organized Pennsylvania’s first volunteer militia during threaten attacks from Spanish and French ships. Franklin then proposed a General Fast, which was approved by the Colony’s Council and printed in his Pennsylvania Gazette, December 12, 1747: “As the calamities […]

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