History

March 12th in History

March 12th in History

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

March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. In 538,  Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius. In 1550,  Several hundred Spanish and indigenous […]

Read more ›
Constitution Check: How free are students to comment on public policy issues?

Constitution Check: How free are students to comment on public policy issues?

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

Lyle Denniston looks at a recent free speech case involving students and why the Supreme Court itself has never deviated from the teaching moment that was the Tinker decision. THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District is known throughout the school law community as the high-water mark of student free speech rights….This case is not Tinker.  […]

Read more ›
When it comes to CON’s, Money is not an object in government.

When it comes to CON’s, Money is not an object in government.

on March 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Local News, National News, State News

There has been this growing fascination again with publicly funded broadband networks, and for God’s sake, I don’t understand why. If history has taught us anything, it is that private-sector investment, like most anything else, is to be preferred strongly in building telecommunications networks. Of course, I have been discussing this issue for what seems to be an eternity and there is […]

Read more ›
Quote for Today March 11

Quote for Today March 11

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

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” George Washington George Washington (letter to the people of South Carolina, Circa  (1790) Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (16); original The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 31 (67) TO THE PEOPLE […]

Read more ›
March 11th In History

March 11th In History

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

March 11 is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 295 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Aengus the Culdee Alberta of Agen Aurea of San Millán Constantine Blessed John Righi Sophronius of Jerusalem Vindician Johnny Appleseed Day (United States) Moshoeshoe Day (Lesotho) Reestablishment of […]

Read more ›
March 10th In History

March 10th In History

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

March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Anastasia the Patrician Marie-Eugénie de Jésus Himelin John Ogilvie Macharius Pope Simplicius March 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Hote Matsuri (Shiogama, Japan) Tibetan Uprising Day (Tibetan independence supporters) In […]

Read more ›

Quote for Today March 10th

on March 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“A limited democracy might indeed be the best protector of individual liberty and be better than any other form of limited government, but an unlimited democracy is probably worse than any other form of unlimited government, because its government loses the power even to do what it thinks right if any group on which its majority depends thinks otherwise. If […]

Read more ›
March 9th In History

March 9th In History

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

March 9 is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Catherine of Bologna Forty Martyrs of Sebaste Frances of Rome Gregory of Nyssa Pacian Teachers’ Day or Eid Al Moalim (Lebanon) History In 141 BC,  Liu Che, posthumously […]

Read more ›
WILL THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY KILL TRUMP?

WILL THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY KILL TRUMP?

on March 8, 2017, 8:23 AM / in History, News, Opinion

I was only 14 years of age when President Kennedy was assassinated. I was just being driven home from church with my parents when the radio announced that prime suspect Lee Harvey Oswald had been shot. I knew right then that the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy, and the Warren Report that followed confirmed my suspicions. So when I began […]

Read more ›
Her deck, once red with heroes’ blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe…”- Old Ironsides

Her deck, once red with heroes’ blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe…”- Old Ironsides

on March 8, 2017, 6:40 AM / in History

“Old Ironsides” is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa had captured the American ships Polly, Betsey, Maria, Dauphin, and Philadelphia. The USS Constitution was sent to fight the Muslim pirates in the First Barbary War, 1803, the Battle of Tripoli Harbor, 1804, and […]

Read more ›
Top 10 Myths About the Romans

Top 10 Myths About the Romans

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

By Jamie Frater / Listverse For many, the only exposure to Ancient Rome comes from what they have seen in the movies or on television. Unfortunately, films like Gladiator, Spartacus, Barabbas, and Demetrius and the Gladiators don’t present a very accurate depiction of life in Rome and the arena. Considering the fact that the Roman Empire existed for so long, and […]

Read more ›
Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on March 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The springs of my faith and all my graces; the springs of my life and all my pleasures; the springs of my activity and all its right doings; the springs of my hope, and all its heavenly anticipations, all lie in thee, my Lord.” Charles Spurgeon Charles Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of […]

Read more ›
March 8th In History

March 8th In History

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

March 8 is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: John of God Philemon the actor Earliest day on which Canberra Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in March. (Australian […]

Read more ›
March 7th In History

March 7th In History

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

March 7 is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year. Note from author:  Is America’s past a tale of racism, sexism, and bigotry? Is it a story of the conquest and rape of a continent? Is the history of the United States […]

Read more ›
The Dred Scott decision; another view

The Dred Scott decision; another view

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

On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later. The case of Dred Scott v. Sanford was one of the most controversial decisions in the court’s history. At the time, the Supreme Court’s majority […]

Read more ›
Quote for Today March 7th

Quote for Today March 7th

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

“[F]alsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” Thomas Jefferson (1785) Thomas Jefferson  was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). He was elected the second Vice President of the United States (1797–1801), serving under John Adams and in 1800 was elected third President […]

Read more ›
American Minute with Bill Federer Jefferson drafted Day of Fasting when British blockaded Boston Harbor

American Minute with Bill Federer Jefferson drafted Day of Fasting when British blockaded Boston Harbor

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

Furious at the Tea Party, the King punished Boston. The King approved the Boston Port Act, MARCH 7, 1774, effectively closing their harbor to all commerce and ruining their economy. Surrounding towns rallied by sending food. William Prescott, who later commanded at Bunker Hill, wrote: “If we submit to these regulations, all is gone… Our forefathers passed the vast Atlantic, […]

Read more ›
March 6th in History

March 6th in History

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

March 6 is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 300 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Chrodegang Colette Fridolin Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba Marcian of Tortona William W. Mayo and Charles Frederick Menninger (Episcopal Church (USA)) Olegarius March 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Dudeist Day […]

Read more ›
March 5th in History

March 5th in History

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

March 5 is the 64th day of the year (65th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: John Joseph of the Cross Ciarán of Saigir (Irish calendar) Theophilus, bishop of Caesarea Thietmar of Minden March 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Custom Chief’s Day (Vanuatu) Learn from […]

Read more ›
March 4th in History

March 4th in History

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

March 4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Adrian of Nicomedia Basinus Blessed Humbert III, Count of Savoy (Roman Catholic Church) Casimir Peter of Pappacarbone Paul Cuffee (Episcopal Church (United States)) March 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

Read more ›