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Christmas Quote December 11th

Christmas Quote December 11th

on December 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters and is generally […]

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Charles Dickens in Tax Court, courtesy Judge Mark Holmes

Charles Dickens in Tax Court, courtesy Judge Mark Holmes

on December 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

Bob Kamman, Procedurally Taxing: “I searched other Tax Court orders and decisions available at the Court’s website. Surprisingly, this is the only reference to Jarndyce. I searched for Dickens. There were petitioners named Dickens, and petitioners with an address on Dickens Street. But the only other Dickens reference came from an opinion by the same Judge Holmes” [U.S. Tax Court […]

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Christmas Quote December 10th

Christmas Quote December 10th

on December 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the […]

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December 10th in History

December 10th in History

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

December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year. You Have Only 14 Days Left Till Christmas Holidays Alfred Nobel Day or Nobeldagen, presentation ceremony of the Nobel Prize. (Sweden) Christian Feast Day: Eulalia of Mérida Miltiades Translation of the Holy […]

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December 9th in History

December 9th in History

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

December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anna’s Day, marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna. […]

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The American Tree

The American Tree

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

In America, Christmas Trees were introduced into several pockets – the German Hessian Soldiers took their tree customs in the 18th century. In Texas, Cattle Barons from Britain took their customs in the 19th century, and the East Coast Society copied the English Court tree customs. Settlers from all over Europe took their customs also in the 19th century. Decorations […]

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Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

on December 8, 2018, 6:08 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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High Victorian Trees

High Victorian Trees

on December 8, 2018, 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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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“SO HELP ME GOD” Except in this City

“SO HELP ME GOD” Except in this City

on December 8, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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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, 2018, 8:51 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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ODE TO KEROSENE: IT TOOK US TO THE MOON

ODE TO KEROSENE: IT TOOK US TO THE MOON

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

Good morning, it’s Thursday, December 7, 2018. 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, 2018, 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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Pearl Harbor’s role in a historic Supreme Court decision

Pearl Harbor’s role in a historic Supreme Court decision

on December 7, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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