History

American Minute with Bill Federer  Six Day War, & Presidential Support of Israel

American Minute with Bill Federer Six Day War, & Presidential Support of Israel

on June 6, 2018, 5:23 AM / in History

The 120 mile long Suez Canal, connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, was built by the French, 1859-1869. Britain gained control of the Canal in 1882, and defended it during the First and Second World Wars. On July 26, 1956, after making overtures to the Soviet Union, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal, […]

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Marshall’s Plan

on June 5, 2018, 7:42 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, June 5, a frequently momentous date in the life of our country. On June 5, 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the order of the day to paratroopers prepared to begin the invasion of Normandy, along with a dauntless exhortation: “Full victory — nothing else,” Ike said. It was also on a fifth of June that […]

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American Minute   Turning point in WWII Pacific-Battle of Midway

American Minute Turning point in WWII Pacific-Battle of Midway

on June 5, 2018, 7:17 AM / in History

In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan’s relentless bombardment by planes and heavy siege guns, President Roosevelt did not want General Douglas MacArthur captured, so he ordered him to leave Corregidor, Philippines, and evacuate to Australia. General Douglas MacArthur obeyed, March 11, 1942, but not without promising, “I shall […]

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Ronald Reagan: 10 memorable quotes

on June 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th president, died on June 5, 2004, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. More than 25 years after leaving office, Reagan remains a towering figure, beloved by supporters and acknowledged as a president who left a lasting imprint on U.S. politics. USA TODAY Network lists memorable quotes from “The Great Communicator” on the 10th anniversary of […]

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June 5th in History

June 5th in History

on June 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 5 is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (New Zealand) Christian feast day: Boniface (Roman Catholic Church) June 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Constitution Day (Denmark) Constitution Day (Faroe Island) Father’s Day (Denmark) Feast of Núr, the first […]

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June 4th in History

June 4th in History

on June 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 210 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of Bhagat Puran Singh (Sikhism) Birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim & Flag Day celebration of the Finnish Defence Forces (Finland) Christian feast day: Filippo Smaldone Francis Caracciolo Pope John […]

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June 3rd in History

June 3rd in History

on June 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 3 is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian Feast Day: Charles Lwanga and Companions Clotilde Kevin of Glendalough Ovidius John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) (Lutheran Church) Martyrs of Uganda (Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church) Vladimirskaya (Russian Orthodox) June 3 […]

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June 2nd in History

June 2nd in History

on June 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 212 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays   Anniversary of the Dos de Mayo Uprising (Community of Madrid, Spain) Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo, also Teachers’ Day (Bhutan) Christian feast day: Athanasius of Alexandria (Western Christianity) Boris […]

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin – 1987 Movie

on June 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

by ajfloyd / The Internet Post Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. But beset by financial difficulties, the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom’s trials, suffering, and religious fortitude. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for […]

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Operation Neptune

Operation Neptune

on June 1, 2018, 9:04 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 1, 2017. Seventy-three years ago today, Operation Neptune officially began. Today we know the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of France as the Battle of Normandy, although in the Army it was called Operation Overlord. Neptune was the first part of that grand plan, and referred to the ferrying of troops and equipment across the […]

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June 1st in History

June 1st in History

on June 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 213 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Azores Day (Azores) Children’s Day (International), and its related observances: The Mothers and Children’s Day (Mongolia) Christian Feast Day: Annibale Maria di Francia Crescentinus Fortunatus of Spoleto Íñigo of Oña Justin […]

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May 31st in History

May 31st in History

on May 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 31 is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of Royal Brunei Malay Regiment (Brunei) Castile–La Mancha Day (Castile-La Mancha) Christian Feast Day: Camilla Battista da Varano Hermias Petronella May 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)  Visitation of Mary (Western Christianity) […]

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Andrew Jackson’s Aim

Andrew Jackson’s Aim

on May 30, 2018, 7:20 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, May 30, 2018, and on this date 212 years ago, a future U.S. president shot another man to death in a duel prompted by an insult published in a newspaper. So, no, the thin-skinned nature of U.S. politicians is not a new phenomenon. Politicians, as I noted here a few years ago when writing about this […]

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Duel Personality

on May 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, May 30, 2017. I hope your Memorial Day weekend was rewarding and reflective. On Monday, it was something quite different for a San Francisco Giants’ pitcher named Hunter Strickland. A 28-year-old Georgia native, Strickland is blessed with a 98-mile-per-hour fastball, but not much maturity. Three years ago, as you may recall, Washington Nationals’ budding star Bryce […]

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May 30th in History

May 30th in History

on May 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 30 is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anguilla Day, commemorates the beginning of the Anguillian Revolution in 1967. (Anguilla) Canary Islands Day (Spain) Christian feast day: Earliest day on which Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary can […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

American Minute with Bill Federer “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

on May 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: Warrenton, Virginia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Memorial Day – Honoring Faith, Courage & Sacrifice!

American Minute with Bill Federer Memorial Day – Honoring Faith, Courage & Sacrifice!

on May 29, 2018, 6:08 AM / in History

Douglas MacArthur told West Point cadets, May 1962: “The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training-sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those Divine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in His own image … No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of Divine help which alone can sustain […]

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May 29th in History

May 29th in History

on May 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Army Day (Argentina) Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith) Christian feast day: Bona of Pisa Maximin of Trier Pope Alexander of Alexandria (Eastern Orthodox Church) Theodosia of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodox Church) Ursula […]

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Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

on May 28, 2018, 6:18 AM / in History

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” —John Adams Patriots, we set aside Memorial Day to honor the service and sacrifice of generations of our fellow Armed Forces Patriots, now departed, who defended American Liberty with honor. Accordingly, I invite you to read our tribute to fallen American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. On Memorial Day, flags […]

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May 28th in History

May 28th in History

on May 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year. Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of […]

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