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August 3rd in History

August 3rd in History

on August 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Gamaliel (finding of relics, in Roman Martyrology) Lydia of Thyatira Nicodemus Olaf II of Norway (Translation of the relic) Stephen (Discovery of the relic) Waltheof of Melrose Joanna, […]

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August 2nd in History

August 2nd in History

on August 2, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Basil Fool for Christ (Russian Orthodox Church) Blessed Justin Russolillo Eusebius of Vercelli Peter Faber Peter Julian Eymard Pope Stephen I Our Lady of the Angels of the […]

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Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

on August 1, 2019, 6:15 AM / in History

By John M. Taylor   |   Abbeville Institute This essay is Chapter 13 in Mr. Taylor’s Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation(2016). “I supported President Lincoln. I believed his war policy would be the only way to save the country, but I see my mistake. I visited Washington a few weeks ago, and I saw the corruption of the present administration—and […]

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WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

on August 1, 2019, 6:15 AM / in History, Opinion

by Tom DeWeese There is an all out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property ownership and its vital place in preserving our […]

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Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

on August 1, 2019, 6:15 AM / in History

“There she blows!” cried the lookout, sighting the great white whale, Moby Dick. The classic book, Moby Dick, was written by New England author Herman Melville, published in1851. In the novel, Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of Captain Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, included: -Ishmael, the teller of the tale, which begins the line: […]

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August 1st in History

August 1st in History

on August 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 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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This Day in History July 31st

This Day in History July 31st

on July 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Germanus of Auxerre Ignatius of Loyola Neot July 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) End of the Trinity term (sitting of the High Court of Justice of England) Ka Hae […]

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Civil Rights, Race Politics, & LBJ’s BIG SWITCH from Intimidation to Entitlement

Civil Rights, Race Politics, & LBJ’s BIG SWITCH from Intimidation to Entitlement

on July 30, 2019, 6:27 AM / in History

In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to […]

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This Day in History July 30th

This Day in History July 30th

on July 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

July 30 is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abdon and Sennen Peter Chrysologus Robert Barnes (Lutheran) Ursus of Auxerre July 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of the Throne (Morocco) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu […]

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This Day in History July 29th

This Day in History July 29th

on July 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Lupus of Troyes Martha of Bethany (Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Church) Olaf II of Norway Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrix July 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) International Tiger Day National […]

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This Day in History July 28th

This Day in History July 28th

on July 28, 2019, 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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Ben Franklin & Pennsylvania’s Role in Ending Slavery

Ben Franklin & Pennsylvania’s Role in Ending Slavery

on July 27, 2019, 6:00 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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HHH in ’68

HHH in ’68

on July 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s July 27, 2019. Fifty one 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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This Day in History July 27th

This Day in History July 27th

on July 27, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross

on July 25, 2019, 7:31 AM / in History

She was a Quaker (she didn’t own slaves). She married a man her family disapproved of.  So they disowned her. She learned a trade.  Upholstery. She and her husband opened a store. Then war broke out and her husband left to fight for the colonies.  He died in battle. She kept the store running by making regimental flags for the […]

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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, 2019, 6:00 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s July 25, 2019. 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 1939, […]

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This Day in History July 24th

This Day in History July 24th

on July 24, 2019, 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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