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October 6th in History

October 6th in History

on October 6, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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October 5th in History

October 5th in History

on October 5, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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“YOU SHALL GO TO WORK”

“YOU SHALL GO TO WORK”

on October 5, 2018, 6:00 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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Runyon’s Ear

Runyon’s Ear

on October 4, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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October 4th in History

October 4th in History

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

October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Amun St. Francis of Assisi Saint Petronius of Bologna October 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) This is Cinnamon Roll Day or kanelbullens dag (Sweden), Day of Peace and Reconciliation […]

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Eremoryzomys

Eremoryzomys

on October 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, International News

Eremoryzomys, also known as the gray rice rat, is a genus of rodent consisting of a single species, E. polius. Discovered in 1912 and first described in 1913 by Wilfred Osgood, it was originally named Oryzomys polius. In 2006, a cladistic analysis found that it was not closely related to Oryzomys or to any other known member of its tribe, […]

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October 3rd in History

October 3rd in History

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

October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays 3 October Festival (Leiden, Netherlands) Christian feast day: Abd-al-Masih Blessed Szilárd Bogdánffy Émilie de Villeneuve Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair George Bell and John Raleigh Mott (Episcopal Church) Théodore […]

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The Actual Job Description of the President

The Actual Job Description of the President

on October 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By Greg Penglis   /   Canada Free Press This usually gets lost in the mess that has become our traditional campaign season, but never has it gone more off the rails than this time, and by both campaigns.  We are about to elect a President.  It should be the job of the media to properly describe exactly what the President […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer October 3rd

American Minute with Bill Federer October 3rd

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

“It can hardly be thought that in the same week…Congress…approved…the First Amendment…(that) they intended to forbid what they had just declared acceptable.” Chief Justice Warren Burger 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. […]

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Battle of Monmouth (1778)

Battle of Monmouth (1778)

on October 2, 2018, 7:28 AM / in History

WASHINGTON LED COLONIAL TROOPS TO UNLIKELY VICTORY by James Still, ©2018, RetraceOurSteps.com (Oct. 1, 2018) — In June 1778, the British abandoned Philadelphia and began their march to New York City.  The British column stretched for 12 miles and was vulnerable to attack.  Washington sent a small force to engage the enemy until he could arrive with the main force from […]

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October 2nd in History

October 2nd in History

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

October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Batik Day (Indonesia) Christian feast day: Blessed Bartolomé Blanco Feast of the Guardian Angels Leodegar October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Gandhi‘s birthday-related observances: Gandhi Jayanti (India) International Day of Non-Violence (International) […]

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This Day in History October 1st

This Day in History October 1st

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

In October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays The National Day (China) Armed Forces Day (South Korea) Children’s Day (El Salvador, Guatemala, Sri Lanka) Christian feast day: Abai (Syriac Orthodox Church) Bavo of Ghent Blessed Edward James Nicetius (Roman Catholic Church) Remigius Thérèse of […]

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Ross: On Freedom of Speech (Twelve Steps to Happiness)

Ross: On Freedom of Speech (Twelve Steps to Happiness)

on September 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ~ Joe Klaas When I write these commentaries it is never my intent, nor has it ever been, to piss people off. That said, I know that the things I say, do in fact, piss many people off; and, quite possibly, harbor ill will towards me. Although […]

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September 30th in History

September 30th in History

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

September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day (São Tomé and Príncipe) Birth of Morelos (Mexico) Blasphemy Day (United States, Canada, other countries) Christian Feast Day: Gregory the Illuminator Honorius of Canterbury Jerome September 30 […]

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Birthdays for September 30th

Birthdays for September 30th

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

1207 – Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273) 1227 – Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292) 1530 – Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606) 1550 – Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631) 1710 – John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician (d. 1771) 1765 – José María Morelos, Mexican rebel leader (d. 1815) 1800 – Decimus Burton, […]

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September 29th in History

September 29th in History

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

September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Michaelmas, feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. One of the four quarter days in the Irish calendar. (England and Ireland) Rhipsime September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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Ending the Chronically Homeless

Ending the Chronically Homeless

on September 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

In 2006,  A rather ambitious, and my personal belief a rather misguided project, went underway in Southeast North Carolina (where there must have been a few two many do gooders running around with not enough time on their hands). That program: A 10-year goal: End homelessness An effort to tackle homelessness in Southeastern North Carolina begins today with a meeting of […]

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