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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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This Day in History July 27th

This Day in History July 27th

on July 27, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Holidays Christian feast day: Aurelius and Natalia and companions of the Martyrs of Córdoba. Pantaleon Seven Sleepers of Ephesus (Roman Martyrology) July 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War (North Korea) Iglesia ni Cristo Day (the Philippines) José Celso Barbosa Day (Puerto Rico) Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers Day (Vietnam) National Sleepy Head Day (Finland) […]

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This Day in History July 26th

This Day in History July 26th

on July 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 26 is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year.   Holidays Christian Feast Day: Andrew of Phú Yên Anne (Western Christianity) Bartolomea Capitanio Blessed Maria Pierina Joachim (Anglican Communion) Paraskevi of Rome (Eastern Orthodox Church) Venera July 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  Tennessee: “THE PEOPLE are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the SOVEREIGN POWER”-Andrew Jackson

American Minute with Bill Federer Tennessee: “THE PEOPLE are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the SOVEREIGN POWER”-Andrew Jackson

on July 25, 2018, 7:29 AM / in History

Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from North America’s eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named “Tanasqui.“ A century and a half later, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi. After the Revolutionary War, attempts were made to turn the area into the “State of Franklin” in honor of Ben Franklin. At the […]

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This Day in History July 25th

This Day in History July 25th

on July 25, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Holidays Christian feast day: Anne (Eastern Christianity) Christopher (Western Christianity) Cucuphas James the Great (Western Christianity) Julian of Le Mans (translation) July 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Father’s Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Dominican Republic) Earliest day on which National Tree Planting Day can fall, while July […]

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Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire

on July 25, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, July 25, 2017. On this date in 1943, the United States Navy launched a new ship, a destroyer escort named USS Harmon. The warship was the first in the nation’s fleet to be named after an African-American. His name was Leonard Roy Harmon, a native of Cuero, Texas. Harmon enlisted in the Navy in June of […]

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This Day in History July 24th

This Day in History July 24th

on July 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 24 is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Charbel (Maronite Church / Catholic Church) Christina the Astonishing Christina of Bolsena Declán of Ardmore Kinga of Poland Martyrs of Daimiel July 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Pioneer Day […]

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When Harry Wrote Bess

on July 23, 2018, 7:35 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, July 23, 2018. One hundred years ago today, a letter from a U.S. Army captain stationed in France began making its way to his girlfriend in Missouri. The officer’s name was Capt. O’Truman — at least that’s what his military adjutant half-jokingly said it ought to be, since he was the battery commander in an artillery […]

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This Day in History July 23rd

This Day in History July 23rd

on July 23, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 23 is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari) Children’s Day (Indonesia) Christian feast day: Bridget of Sweden Heiromartyr Phocas (Eastern Orthodox) Liborius of Le Mans July 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National Hot Dog Day […]

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This Day in History July 22nd

This Day in History July 22nd

on July 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 22 is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of the Late King Sobhuza (Swaziland) Christian feast day: Abd-al-Masih Markella Mary Magdalene Nohra (Maronite Church) July 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Parents’ Day can fall, while […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on July 21, 2018, 6:35 AM / in History

“The political Left was giddy as Obama negotiated a nuclear deal with the Holocaust-denying regime of Iran as its agents were killing U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama didn’t want Congress to vote on it, and parts of the deal were kept secret from Congress. He flew pallets of cash to Iran in the middle of the night. He […]

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This Day in History July 21st

This Day in History July 21st

on July 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 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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This Day in History July 20th

This Day in History July 20th

on July 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 20 is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Apollinaris of Ravenna Aurelius Elijah Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman (Episcopal Church (USA)) John Baptist Yi (one of The Korean Martyrs) Margaret […]

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This Day in History July 19th

This Day in History July 19th

on July 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 19 is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Arsenius (Catholic Church) Bernold, Bishop of Utrecht Justa and Rufina Kirdjun Macrina the Younger, Sister of St. Basil the Great Symmachus July 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Martyrs’ Day […]

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Hello, Norma Jeane

Hello, Norma Jeane

on July 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, July 19, 2017. When a 20-year-old blonde showed up at the studios of 20th Century Fox for a screen test on this date in 1946, the odds were stacked against her. The young woman had no previous acting experience, a hard-to-pronounce surname, and little clue of the culture she was attempting to join. For starters, dying […]

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Early Household Appliances

Early Household Appliances

on July 18, 2018, 7:49 AM / in History

In 1910, it took 12 hours a day to do the housework (six hours for cooking alone)! Domestic chores were no walk in the park. Take a look at these ads for newly invented household appliances from the early 1900’s. These time-saving devices would revolutionize domestic life! The Hoover Suction Sweeper: The first upright vacuum was invented by James M. […]

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This Day in History July 18th

This Day in History July 18th

on July 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 18 is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 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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Calvin Coolidge and the Greatness of a ‘Not Great’ President

Calvin Coolidge and the Greatness of a ‘Not Great’ President

on July 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Written by  Jack Kenny If brevity is the soul of wit, it is unfortunate that Calvin Coolidge (shown) is remembered more for his greatly exaggerated brevity than for his frequently overlooked wit. Indeed, two of the famous quotes attributed to Coolidge have often been cited to suggest dullness rather than keenness of insight. “The business of America is business,” our […]

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