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October 13th in History

October 13th in History

on October 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 13th is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Blessed Alexandrina of Balasar Edward the Confessor (translation) Gerald of Aurillac Our Lady of Fátima Theophilus of Antioch October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Fontanalia, in honor of Fontus. (Roman […]

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Near Miss

Near Miss

on October 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The Earth-grazing meteoroid of 13 October 1990 entered the atmosphere aboveCzechoslovakia and Poland and, after 9.8 seconds, returned to space. Named EN131090, the 44-kilogram (97 lb) meteoroid was observed travelling 409 kilometres (254 mi) at a speed of 42 km/s (26 mi/s …. 93,600 miles per hour) by cameras of the European Fireball Network. Its apparent magnitude peaked at −6.3, several times brighter than Venus‘s […]

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Pigskin Policy

on October 12, 2020, 9:05 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s a rainy Monday in the nation’s capital. A federal holiday, too, although I’m not sure what to call it anymore. On Capitol Hill, some federal employees will be on the clock, however, including those on the Senate Judiciary Committee. As I write these words, that dependably partisan panel is opening hearings into the contentious Supreme Court nomination […]

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Sailing Into History

on October 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, October 12, 2017. Here in the nation’s capital, baseball fans are nervously awaiting Game 5 of the playoff series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies, as most sentient Americans know, are world champs. The Nats, by contrast, haven’t advanced past the first round in postseason play since opening shop in D.C. in […]

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Saturn, The Gas Giant

Saturn, The Gas Giant

on October 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Named after the Roman god of agriculture, it is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. Although it has only one-eighth the average density of Earth, it is over 95 times more massive. The planet probably has a core of iron–nickel and rock, surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an […]

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October 12th in History

October 12th in History

on October 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 12 is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Louis Brisson Edith Cavell and Elizabeth Fry (Church of England) Fiacc Our Lady of the Pillar (Fiestas del Pilar) Our Lady of Aparecida Radim Gaudentius (Czech Republic) Seraphin of Montegranaro Wilfrid of Ripon October […]

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The Gold Dollar

The Gold Dollar

on October 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The gold dollar was a coin struck as a regular issue by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1849 to 1889. The coin had three types over its lifetime, all designed by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. The Type 1 issue had the smallest diameter of any United States coin ever minted. A gold dollar had been proposed […]

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“The Civil War in Scotts Hill Tennessee”

on October 11, 2020, 8:53 AM / in History

Special Thanks to J.r. Maness THE VERY UNCIVIL WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION. This was written by my good friend Joe White. Thought some of you might enjoy a good true story of some of the events of this very uncivil war of Northern Aggression in Tn. I am a third Great Grand Son of this Robert and Cynthia Kennedy. They […]

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Rise & Fall of Democracies & Republics: Crash Course on Plato’s Republic

Rise & Fall of Democracies & Republics: Crash Course on Plato’s Republic

on October 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens.​ In 380 BC, Plato wrote The Republic, where he described in Books 8 and 9:​ “States are as the men are; they grow out of human characters.”​ “Like State, like man.”​ The Republic is written as a collection of conversations of Plato’s teacher Socrates.​ It gives insights into […]

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Douglas Albert Munro

Douglas Albert Munro

on October 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Douglas Albert Munro (October 11, 1919 – September 27, 1942) served in the United States Coast Guard in World War II, and was the Coast Guard’s only recipient during the war of the Medal of Honor. He was awarded the medal posthumously after leading the evacuation of American marines whose positions had been overrun during the Second Battle of the Matanikau. He was shot while piloting a Higgins boat to […]

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Obama: Country Can’t Function With Only Eight Supreme Court Justices

Obama: Country Can’t Function With Only Eight Supreme Court Justices

on October 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

This article is republished annually to remind us of the ignorance, maybe our own ignorance of the function(s) of the Federal Court system and especially that of the Supreme Court. In an article published on October 4, President Barack Obama revealed that he has a woefully wrong understanding of the separation of powers, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution. “Our […]

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The Final Text of the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776

The Final Text of the Declaration of Independence July 4 1776

on October 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

I wonder how many who read this have given ANY thought about what the Founding Fathers created – and WHY they DECLARED INDEPENDENCE from the King of England.  This morning Pastor Ed Young of Winning Walk out of Houston TX spoke on this topic.  You can watch and listen to it here:   http://winningwalk.org/broadcasts the October 9th message. As I listened […]

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‘Weapon of War’ a Subject of Historic Interest and Contemporary Relevance

‘Weapon of War’ a Subject of Historic Interest and Contemporary Relevance

on October 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“HOW ON EARTH do you accidentally create the finest sniper rifle of WWII?” author, photographer and contemporary/historic firearms authority of note Jeff John asks.  “The British did with the adoption of the No. 4 Mk I (T), the official designation of the telescopic-sighted No. 4 infantry rifle. It is arguably the most well thought out, rugged, durable and accurate of all […]

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October 11th in History

October 11th in History

on October 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast days: Agilbert Alexander Sauli Andronicus, Probus, and Tarachus (Roman Catholic Church) Æthelburh of Barking Bruno the Great Cainnech of Aghaboe Gratus of Oloron Gummarus James the Deacon (Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Eastern […]

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Mr. Hoover’s Dam

Mr. Hoover’s Dam

on October 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, October 10, 2019. Eighty-three years ago today, a newly completed high dam first harnessed the power of the great Colorado River and began transmitting electricity to the Los Angeles basin, 250 miles away. The possibilities were many, not just for Southern California, but for the Nevada desert, which soon spawned the neon wonder we know today […]

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October 10th in History

October 10th in History

on October 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Poland) Capital Liberation Day (Vietnam) Christian feast day: Cerbonius Daniel Comboni Paulinus of York (in England) Tanca Vida Dutton Scudder (Episcopal Church) Viktor of Xanten October 10 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on October 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt.” George Washington

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Repudiating the National Debt

Repudiating the National Debt

on October 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

By Murray N. Rothbard In the spring of 1981, conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives cried. They cried because, in the first flush of the Reagan Revolution that was supposed to bring drastic cuts in taxes and government spending, as well as a balanced budget, they were being asked by the White House and their own leadership to vote for […]

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October 9th in History

October 9th in History

on October 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. Today is Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway) Holidays Christian feast day: Abraham Denis Dionysius the Areopagite Ghislain Innocencio of Mary Immaculate and Martyrs of Asturias Blessed John Henry Newman John Leonardi Luis Beltran Robert […]

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Republican Tyranny

Republican Tyranny

on October 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Brion McClanahan In July 1862, United States Senator James A. Bayard wrote to his son before leaving Washington for the summer recess describing the political atmosphere in the United States. “We are living under a petty but ruthless tyranny,” he said, “and God knows what folly this admin and its members are not capable of….It is sad, very sad, […]

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