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This Day in History July 20th

This Day in History July 20th

on July 20, 2017, 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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Hello, Norma Jeane

Hello, Norma Jeane

on July 19, 2017, 8:15 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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This Day in History July 19th

This Day in History July 19th

on July 19, 2017, 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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This Day in History July 18th

This Day in History July 18th

on July 18, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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The Dire Wolf, Not Just in Westeros

The Dire Wolf, Not Just in Westeros

on July 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The dire wolf (Canis dirus, “fearsome dog”) was a prehistoric carnivore of the Western Hemisphere in the late Pleistocene Epoch (125,000–10,000 years ago). The extinct species probably evolved from Armbruster’s wolf (Canis armbrusteri). The dire wolf was about the same size as the Yukon and Northwestern wolves, the largest modern gray wolves (Canis lupus). Its skull and dentition matched those of the gray wolf, but its teeth were larger with greater shearing ability, and […]

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This Day in History July 17th

This Day in History July 17th

on July 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Alexius of Rome (Western Church) Cynehelm Cynllo Jadwiga of Poland Martyrs of Compiègne Magnus Felix Ennodius Pavel Peter Gojdič (Greek Catholic Church) Marcellina Piatus of Tournai Romanov sainthood […]

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This Day in History July 16th

This Day in History July 16th

on July 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 16 is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Gondulphus of Tongeren Helier Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fiesta de La Tirana (Tarapacá Region, Chile) Reineldis July 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Engineer’s Day (Honduras) Holocaust Memorial Day […]

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This Day in History July 15th

This Day in History July 15th

on July 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 15 is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abhai (Syriac Orthodox Church) Bonaventure Dispersion of the apostles Donald of Ogilvy Edith of Polesworth Edith of Wilton Plechelm Quiricus and Julietta Swithun Vladimir the Great (Eastern Orthodox; […]

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For Those That Believe We Have An UnEqual Justice….

For Those That Believe We Have An UnEqual Justice….

on July 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, State News

Steven Hale wrote an interesting report on the history of Tennessee’s Electric Chair in the Nashville Scene and its use in the last 100 years. We have duplicated the report here because of its historical value. 100 years after its first use, Tennessee’s electric chair remains the state’s most prolific killer The Chair The ghosts of Tennessee’s electric chair far […]

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This Day in History July 14th

This Day in History July 14th

on July 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1933, The Nazi eugenics begins with the proclamation of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring that calls for the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders. Interesting enough that in a recent conversation with a local attorney of a prosperous law firm with Democrat political leanings, he stated we should enact that very policy.

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This Day in History July 13th

This Day in History July 13th

on July 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 13 is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 171 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abd-al-Masih Abel of Tacla Haimonot (Coptic Church) Clelia Barbieri Eugenius of Carthage Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor Mildrith of Thanet Silas (Catholic Church) Teresa of the Andes July […]

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Ferraro’s Moment

Ferraro’s Moment

on July 12, 2017, 9:50 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Thirty-three years ago today, Walter Mondale chose Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York as the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee. If you were on the floor of the Moscone Center in San Francisco a week later when Ferraro addressed the convention, as I was, you couldn’t help but feel the import of the moment. […]

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This Day in History July 12th

This Day in History July 12th

on July 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga (Tonga) Christian Feast Day: Blessed Louis Martin and Zélie Martin (parents of St. Thérèse de Lisieux) Hermagoras and Fortunatus Jason of Tarsus […]

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‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

on July 11, 2017, 7:53 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

By MICHAEL E. RUANE | The Washington Post | Published: July 8, 2017 Special Thanks to Thomas HALLETTSVILLE, Texas — Ronald Ridgeway was “killed” in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968. The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet to the shoulder during a savage firefight with the enemy outside Khe Sanh. Dozens of Marines, from what came […]

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“A Century of Surveillance”

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By Walter Olson  /  Overlawyered Arbitrary and intrusive executive power, with the threat it can pose to individual rights and the rule of law, is not some novel development of the past Presidency or two (or three or four). It goes back to the earliest days of the Republic. “American Big Brother: A Century of Political Surveillance and Repression,” a […]

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This Day in History July 11th

This Day in History July 11th

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays China National Maritime Day (China) Christian Feast Day: Benedict of Nursia Olga of Kiev July 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the Flemish Community (Flemish Community of Belgium) Eleventh Night (Northern […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. […]

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Hot Times in Death Valley

Hot Times in Death Valley

on July 10, 2017, 8:09 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, July 10, 2017. Fourteen separate wildfires blazed across California over the weekend, including one in Santa Barbara County that wiped out the animals in a Boy Scout nature center, and another in Northridge that caused 140,000 people to lose their air conditioning on a day the temperature reached 98 degrees. I’m reminded that on this date […]

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July 10th in History

July 10th in History

on July 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 10 is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day (Mauritania) National Day of Commemoration (Ireland) Christian Feast Day: Amalberga of Maubeuge Rufina and Secunda Seven Brothers July 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of […]

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