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Eulogizing RFK

Eulogizing RFK

on June 8, 2017, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 8, 2017. Forty-nine years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was laid to rest on a green hillside near one of his two older brothers at Arlington National Cemetery. Many trees have been felled producing paper for the vast archive of books written about the Kennedys. Much of this literature is hagiographic, some ferociously critical. Occasionally, […]

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June 8th in History

June 8th in History

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

June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart (Droste zu Vischering) Chlodulf of Metz Jacques Berthieu Jadwiga of Poland Medard Melania the Elder Roland Allen (Episcopal Church (USA)) Thomas Ken […]

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Daniel Boone’s Hat

Daniel Boone’s Hat

on June 7, 2017, 9:48 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, June 7, 2017. On this date in 1769, Daniel Boone first laid eyes on the physical place that would become synonymous with his name. “After a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red River,” he recalled, “… and, from […]

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June 7th in History

June 7th in History

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

June 7 is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 207 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia) Birthday of Prince Joachim (Denmark) Christian feast day: Colmán of Dromore Paul I of Constantinople Robert of Newminster Chief Seattle (Lutheran Church) […]

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Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest

on June 6, 2017, 8:18 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Twenty years ago today, Bill and Hillary Clinton began the process of letting their only child go. Because Chelsea Clinton’s father was president and her mother was first lady, it happened publicly. The venue was Sidwell Friends School, which had long been a haven for the children of Washington’s elite, and President Clinton […]

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Domestic Policy: The Air-Traffic Controller’s Strike

Domestic Policy: The Air-Traffic Controller’s Strike

on June 6, 2017, 6:37 AM / in History, Opinion

The current Trump – Air Traffic Controllers issue reminded me of Ronald Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers Domestic Policy: The Air-Traffic Controller’s Strike A president can clearly point to the commander in chief clause of the Constitution as a basis for his or her authority to deploy troops. However, many other actions that presidents take consist of a combination […]

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D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later

D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later

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

By David Sim  / International Business Times              On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings, pictures […]

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D Day

D Day

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

D-Day was JUNE 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland, and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of France. It was the largest amphibious invasion force in world history, supported by 5,000 ships with 195,700 navy personnel and 13,000 aircraft. On that day, the sea along the heavily fortified beaches […]

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June 6th in History

June 6th in History

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

June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Claude the Thaumaturge Ini Kopuria (Church of England, Episcopal Church) Marcellin Champagnat Norbert of Xanten Rafael Guízar y Valencia June 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Memorial Day (South Korea) […]

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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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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Duel Personality

on May 30, 2017, 8:45 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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