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The Jabberwock

The Jabberwock

on April 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The Jabberwock, the titular creature of Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky“. First included in Carroll’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by John Tenniel, who gave the creature “the leathery wings of a pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a sauropod“. “Jabberwocky” is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and […]

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April 7th in History

April 7th in History

on April 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

In 2008, This story hit the headlines… British Grandmother Forced to Pull Her Own Teeth Because of Socialized Medicine – A story out of England illustrates the kind of problems the
socialized medical system can generate. The London Daily Mail newspaper reports 76-year-old Elizabeth Green was turned away by 12 dentists after having no luck in searching for an NHS practitioner under the health system. She ultimately resorted to pulling her own teeth because she couldn’t find anyone to treat her. American bioethics watchdog Wesley J. Smith commented on the case: “There are lessons here for the USA as we strive to find a way to expand coverage, without sinking our own boat. One lesson is that any nationalized system will have to be sparse. If we try to cover everything, we will, in the end, cover very little. Moreover, it seems clear to me that a robust private sector component will be crucial to reforming our health care system.”

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April 6th in History

April 6th in History

on April 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Chakri Day, commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty. (Thailand) Christian feast day: Albrecht Dürer and Lucas Cranach (Lutheran Church). Brychan Eutychius of Constantinople (Byzantine Church) Marcellinus of Carthage Pope Celestine […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer   Middle East Oil, World War I, Woodrow Wilson, Sergeant York

American Minute with Bill Federer Middle East Oil, World War I, Woodrow Wilson, Sergeant York

on April 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

“The Great War”began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, and England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America. One of the reasons for World War I was access to Middle East oil. In the article “Falling Empires and their Currencies” (Centre for Research on […]

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Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

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

By John Steele Gordon The following is adapted from a speech delivered in San Diego, California, on November 15, 2013, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum on the topic “Markets, Government, and the Common Good.” The word “entrepreneur”—one who undertakes, manages, and assumes the risk of a new enterprise—comes from the French, where it literally means “undertaker.” — perhaps […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

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

“[T]he more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer … [taking] away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence of somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health for support in age and sickness.” Benjamin […]

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April 5th in History

April 5th in History

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

April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Albert of Montecorvino Ethelburga of Lyminge Derfel Gadarn Gerald of Sauve-Majeure Juliana of Liège Maria Crescentia Höss Pandita Mary Ramabai (Episcopal Church (USA)) Ruadhán of Lorrha Vincent Ferrer […]

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April 5th… Good Morning

April 5th… Good Morning

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

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, April 5, 2017. On this date in 1774, Benjamin Franklin showcased his devilishly clever wit — and radical sympathies — in a pseudonymous letter-to-the-editor of The Public Advertiser, a prominent London newspaper. Titled “An Open Letter to Lord North” (Britain’s incumbent prime minister), Franklin made a series of ironic suggestions about how the British government might […]

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Jacuzzi

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

On this date in 1941, Italian immigrant Candido Jacuzzi and his wife, Inez, were preparing for the arrival of their fourth child. Living the upwardly mobile California dream, they would give their youngest kid a name that shouted out assimilation: Kenneth Anthony. Little Kenny arrived nine days after Easter and hit the ground running. He walked early, talked early, and […]

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Quote for Today April 4th

Quote for Today April 4th

on April 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (6 January 1816). Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was […]

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10 Amazing Acts Of Defiance Throughout History

10 Amazing Acts Of Defiance Throughout History

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

By Marc V. / listverse. com Who could ever forget Tank Man, that unknown man who stood in front of all those tanks at Tiananmen Square? As epic as that act of defiance was, there are other classic examples that are spun from the same material as Tank Man’s story. The amazing acts of defiance listed below are veritable legends and, […]

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This Day in History April 4th

This Day in History April 4th

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

April 4 is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Benedict the Moor Gaetano Catanoso Isidore of Seville Tigernach of Clones Reginald Heber (Anglican Church of Canada) Martin Luther King Jr. (Episcopal Church (USA)) Zosimas of Palestine (Eastern […]

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April 3rd in History

April 3rd in History

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

April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

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

”Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” —Abraham Lincoln

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April 2nd In History

April 2nd In History

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

April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abundius of Como Amphianus of Lycia Æbbe the Younger Bronach of Glen-Seichis (Irish martyrology) Francis of Paola Francisco Coll Guitart Henry Budd (Anglican Church of Canada) Nicetius of […]

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The Parking Garage … April 2, 2007

on April 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Local News, News

“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Prov 23:7) A neophyte in the realm of city council having been elected the first time and in my first couple of months of service after running against Mrs. Anna Parks Covington (a very gracious lady by the way),  I had been invited to a private meeting between Mr. […]

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April 1st in History

April 1st in History

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

April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year.  This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Monday or Tuesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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March 31st in History

March 31st in History

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, News

March 31 is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day Abdas of Susa Acathius of Melitene (Eastern Orthodox Church) Anesius and companions Benjamin Balbina John Donne (Anglican Communion, Lutheran) March 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Cesar Chavez Day (United […]

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March 30th in History

March 30th in History

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

March 30 is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 276 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy John Climacus Mamertinus of Auxerre Quirinus of Neuss Thomas Son Chasuhn, Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy (part of The Korean Martyrs) Tola of Clonard March […]

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March 29th in History

March 29th in History

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

March 29 is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Boganda Day (Central African Republic) Christian feast day: Berthold Eustace of Luxeuil Gwladys Gwynllyw Hans Nielsen Hauge (Lutheran) March 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) John Keble (commemoration, Anglican Communion) Commemoration of the […]

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