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October 10th in History

October 10th in History

on October 10, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Denis Dionysius the Areopagite Ghislain John Henry Newman John Leonardi Luis Beltran October 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Robert Grosseteste, Scholar, Bishop of Lincoln, d. 1253 AD (commemoration, Anglicanism) […]

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Republican Tyranny

Republican Tyranny

on October 9, 2017, 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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Why We Celebrate Columbus Day

Why We Celebrate Columbus Day

on October 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By David Deming There’s hardly a more forgettable holiday than the innocuous and poorly observed Columbus Day. Celebrated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of the Western hemisphere by Christopher Columbus and the beginning of European colonization.  Ironically, this obscure date has evolved into the most controversial and politicized of all holidays. There […]

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The Potemkin

The Potemkin

on October 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The Russian battleship Potemkin was a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Russian Navy‘s Black Sea Fleet and launched 9 October 1900. The crew’s rebellion against the officers in June 1905 (during that year’s revolution) is now viewed as a first step towards the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the mutineers sought asylum in Constanța, Romania, and the Russians recovered the […]

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In regards to PUERTO RICO

on October 8, 2017, 6:24 AM / in History, Opinion

This was published this morning on Instapundit by Glenn Reynolds. Since the 70’s when I actually visited our facility there in Puerto Rico, I could tell the end was coming the island in the Atlantic. The grand experiment was already taking hold and it was getting harder and harder to maintain even the simplest of equipment. PUERTO RICO BEFORE THE […]

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A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

A Little Truck Race History; Talladega 2006

on October 8, 2017, 6:02 AM / in History, NASCAR

The 2006 UAW-Ford 500 was an American stock car racing competition. Held on October 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the 188-lap race was the 30th in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fourth in the ten-race, season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup. Brian Vickers (pictured) of Hendrick Motorsports won the first race of his career; Kasey Kahnefinished second, and […]

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October 8th in History

October 8th in History

on October 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Palatias and Laurentia Pelagia (Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churces) San Ernesto, Che Guevara as a saint. (Bolivian campesinos) William Dwight Porter Bliss and Richard T. Ely (Episcopal […]

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October 7th in History

October 7th in History

on October 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo Justina of Padua (former) Osgyth Our Lady of the Rosary Pope Mark Sergius and Bacchus Henry Muhlenberg (Episcopal Church (USA)) October 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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“The SAME WEEK…the first Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN…(they) also VOTED to approve…the FIRST AMENDMENT”-Chief Justice Burger, 1982

“The SAME WEEK…the first Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN…(they) also VOTED to approve…the FIRST AMENDMENT”-Chief Justice Burger, 1982

on October 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger wrote in Marsh v. Chambers (1982): “It can hardly be thought that in the SAME WEEK the members of the first Congress VOTED to appoint and pay a CHAPLAIN for each House and also VOTED to approve the draft of the FIRST AMENDMENT … (that) they intended to forbid what they had just declared ACCEPTABLE.” The […]

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Glenn Miller Orchestra – Moonlight Serenade & In the Mood

on October 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“Moonlight Serenade” is an American popular song with original music by Glenn Miller and subsequent lyrics by Mitchell Parish. It was originally named “Now I Lay Me Down To Weep.” When Miller recorded “Sunrise Serenade” in 1939, he placed this song on the back. It was an immediate phenomenon as an instrumental arrangement and was adopted as Miller’s signature tune. […]

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October 6th in History

October 6th in History

on October 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Armed Forces Day (Montenegro) Christian feast day: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher Blessed Juan de Palafox y Mendoza Bruno of Cologne Faith Mary Frances of the Five Wounds Pardulphus Sagar of Laodicea […]

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“Acknowledging… ALMIGHTY GOD… for… CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT… to promote the…PRACTICE OF TRUE RELIGION AND VIRTUE…” -Washington

“Acknowledging… ALMIGHTY GOD… for… CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT… to promote the…PRACTICE OF TRUE RELIGION AND VIRTUE…” -Washington

on October 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

One week after the First Amendment was approved by the U.S. Congress, President George Washington issued the First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God on OCTOBER 3, 1789. From the U.S. Capitol in New York City, the First Session of the United States Congress successfully placed ten ‘handcuffs’ or limitations on the power of the new Federal […]

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“YOU SHALL GO TO WORK”

“YOU SHALL GO TO WORK”

on October 5, 2017, 8:22 AM / in History, People

As Abraham Lincoln’s station in life slowly improved over that of his poor relatives, Lincoln was frequently called upon for assistance. He always displayed a keen interest in the welfare of those who had been close to him in his youth, especially his stepmother, and gave liberally to their aid from his limited means. The following letter to his step […]

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October 5th in History

October 5th in History

on October 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day (Indonesia) Christian feast day: Anna Schäffer Faustina Kowalska Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (Roman Catholic Church) Blessed Bartolo Longo Thraseas Hor and Susia (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria) Placid […]

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Marbury v. Madison: The Supreme Court claims its power

Marbury v. Madison: The Supreme Court claims its power

on October 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

By Nicandro Iannacci Note: C-SPAN’s new Landmark Cases series on historic Supreme Court decisions – produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center – begins Monday, Oct. 5th at 9pm ET. This week’s show features Marbury v. Madison. In an elegant act of “judicial jujitsu,” the Supreme Court issued its decision in Marbury v. Madison on February 24, 1803, establishing […]

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Runyon’s Ear

Runyon’s Ear

on October 4, 2017, 9:14 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, October 4, 2017, a date celebrated by Colorado-trained newspaper men and women of a certain age — such as myself — with a tip of the fedora, a swig of Coors at the stroke of noon, and nostalgic and stilted tough-guy lingo. On this day in 1880, the great Damon Runyon was born. His hometown was […]

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Quote for Today

on October 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died […]

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