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Quote for Today

on November 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. Thomas Paine 1776

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A Seat on the Bus

on November 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, November 13, 2017. On this date in 1956 the perseverance of four black women from Alabama — and the acumen of their lawyers — was rewarded by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that constituted a body blow to Jim Crow. The African-American plaintiffs were Aurelia S. Browder, Susie McDonald, Claudette Colvin, and Mary Louise Smith. […]

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November 13th in History

November 13th in History

on November 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 48 days remaining until the end of the year. It is 41 days till Christmas. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Brice of Tours Frances Xavier Cabrini Homobonus John Chrysostom (Eastern Orthodox, Repose) Quintian of Rodez Saints of the Premonstratensian Order Stanislaus Kostka […]

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November 12th in History

November 12th in History

on November 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, celebration started at sunset the day before. (Bahá’í Faith) Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors’ Day and Cultural Renaissance Day. (Republic of China) Christian Feast Day: Cumméne Fota […]

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Semper Fi… “Tun Tavern: Birthplace of the Marine Corps

Semper Fi… “Tun Tavern: Birthplace of the Marine Corps

on November 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps. A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on November […]

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Quote for Today November 12th

on November 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson

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American doughboys in World War I depended on foreign weapons technology, US Navy might

American doughboys in World War I depended on foreign weapons technology, US Navy might

on November 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

By: David Longenbach, Pennsylvania State University Since August 1914, the war between the Central and Entente Powers had devolved into a bloody stalemate, particularly on the Western Front. That was where the U.S. would enter the engagement. How prepared was the country’s military to enter a modern conflict? The war was dominated by industrially made lethal technology, like no war had […]

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11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended

11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended

on November 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

THE AMERICAN MINUTE The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended. Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM, fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men. In 1921, President Warren Harding had the remains of an unknown soldier killed in France buried in the Tomb of the Unknown […]

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November 11th in History

November 11th in History

on November 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Bartholomew of Grottaferrata (Roman Catholic Church) Martin of Tours (Roman Catholic Church) St. Martin’s Day Menas Søren Kierkegaard (Lutheran Church) Theodore the Studite November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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U.S. Constitution versus Sharia

U.S. Constitution versus Sharia

on November 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“When the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the Holy Qur’an,” stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. As nice as this sounds, there is a historical dilemma, namely, how can one swear to defend a Constitution upon a book that instructs followers to overthrow it? There […]

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Semper Fi

Semper Fi

on November 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, November 10, 2017. Six years ago today, Rick Perry was vigorously engaged in damage control on the morning talk shows. The night before, during a Republican primary season presidential debate, Texas’ popular governor had suffered an embarrassing brain freeze — forgetting the third of the three Cabinet-level federal agencies he wanted to abolish. “Oops,” Perry finally […]

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November 10th in History

November 10th in History

on November 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 51 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 44 days till Christmas. Holidays Christian feast day: Andrew Avellino Justus Lübeck martyrs Pope Leo I November 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Cry of Independence Day (Panama) Day of Remembrance of Ataturk […]

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‘Oops’ Irony

on November 9, 2020, 8:26 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Authentic, a 3-year-old colt foaled in May 2017, is now the top race horse in the world, having won the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. In other news, Joseph R. Biden Jr., who will turn 78 this month, is in line to become the 46th president of the United States. Even before President […]

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A POW’s True Grit

A POW’s True Grit

on November 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tomorrow the United States will officially venerate the nation’s military veterans — past and present — by paying homage to their sacrifice, heroism, and suffering. Partly because Sen. John McCain is facing brain cancer so valiantly, my thoughts as we approach Veterans Day are with the men who fought in a singularly unpopular […]

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November 9th in History

November 9th in History

on November 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 52 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Around the World Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal (Pakistan) Christian Feast Day: Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day) Theodore of Amasea (Roman […]

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The Required Blood Sacrifice

The Required Blood Sacrifice

on November 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

By Jonathan Goodwin Bionic Mosquito November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States.  It (and the Sunday preceding) has become a day of holy worship for many.  Churches as well as today’s temples of worship – the sports arena – will bear witness to this glorious event.  The throngs will cheer uncontrollably. They cheer for their heroes, those who have died so […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer November 9th

American Minute with Bill Federer November 9th

on November 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“We are under tremendous attacks… We are attacked by the Communists who in their own documents state that capitalism – democracy – carries within itself the seeds of its own destruction,”  stated President Dwight Eisenhower. Continuing his address, NOVEMBER 9, 1954, to the National Conference on the Spiritual Foundation of American Democracy at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC, President Eisenhower […]

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Who is the KING in America? and Who are the Counselors to the KING?

Who is the KING in America? and Who are the Counselors to the KING?

on November 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Who is the KING in America? Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defined “KING” as: “KING, n. 1. The chief or SOVEREIGN of a nation; a man invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country; a monarch. Kings are absolute.” Romans 13:1 “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has […]

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St. Helen’s Church

St. Helen’s Church

on November 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

St Helen’s Church is the Anglican parish church of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the deanery of North West Leicestershire and the Diocese of Leicester. A previous church on the site was rebuilt beginning in 1474 by William Hastings, while he was converting his neighbouring manor house into a castle. The church was refurbished in about 1670 and again in 1829 to create more space, and a major rebuild in 1878–80 added two outer aisles, making the nave wider than […]

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Quote of the Week November 8, 2019

Quote of the Week November 8, 2019

on November 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, the day of the week when I reprise a quotation from American history’s rich trove, a line meant to be uplifting. This being the first week of November — and Election Day being just one year away — this week we’ve looked back on previous presidential campaigns. On this date in 1892 Grover […]

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