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Happy Birthday December 20th

Happy Birthday December 20th

on December 20, 2013, 8:59 AM / in History, People

DAVID WRIGHT 31 All Star MLB third baseman who represented the New York Mets in 5 straight All Star games from 2006 to 2010. PETER CRISS 68 Drummer for the glam rock group KISS and was nicknamed The Catman because of his performance makeup. DAVID COOK 31 Pop singer who won Fox TV’s American Idol competition in 2008. DICK WOLF […]

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December 20th

December 20th

on December 20, 2013, 6:10 AM / in History

December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. There are only 5 days left till Christmas. Holidays Abolition of Slavery Day, also known as Fête des Cafres (Réunion, French Guiana) Bo Aung Kyaw Day (Myanmar) Christian Feast Day: Dominic of […]

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The Rites of Manhood: Man’s Need for Ritual

The Rites of Manhood: Man’s Need for Ritual

on December 18, 2013, 7:14 AM / in History, Opinion

By Brett and Kate McKay / The Art of Manliness Does modern life ever feel excruciatingly flat to you? A bleak landscape devoid of layers, rhythm, interest, texture? Are you ever haunted by the question “Is this all there is?” Have you ever looked at an old photo and felt that the scene held such an inexplicable richness that it seemed you could practically step […]

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December 18th

December 18th

on December 18, 2013, 6:00 AM / in History

December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Flannán Gatianus of Tours O Adonai Our Lady of Expectation Sebastian (Eastern Orthodox Church) Winibald December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Eponalia, feast of Epona, celebrated during Saturnalia. (Roman […]

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December 16th

December 16th

on December 16, 2013, 6:56 AM / in History

December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. Okay… it is serious now …. there are only 9 days till Christmas. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Adelaide of Italy December 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) O Sapientia (Anglicanism) Day of Reconciliation, formerly […]

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Quote for Today December 15th

on December 15, 2013, 8:59 AM / in History

“His divine power HAS GIVEN to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through […]

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December 15th

December 15th

on December 15, 2013, 7:04 AM / in History

There are only 10 days till Christmas Holidays Bill of Rights Day (United States) Christian feast day: December 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Drostan (Aberdeen Breviary) Maria Crocifissa di Rosa Mesmin Valerian of Abbenza Virginia Centurione Bracelli John Horden and Robert McDonald (Episcopal Church (USA)) Consualia, in honor of Consus. (Roman Empire) Homecoming Day (Alderney) Kingdom Day (Netherlands) Remembrance Day of […]

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Happy Birthday December 14th

Happy Birthday December 14th

on December 14, 2013, 6:34 AM / in History, People

RONNIE MORAN – 60 Turns 60 today and lives in McEwen, Tennessee LINDA HOPKINS 89 Starred in Broadway productions of Purlie, Me and Bessie, and Inner City, the latter earning her a Tony award and a Drama Desk award. JOHN VITALE – 57 Owner and Doctor at Vitale Clinic PATTY SCHNYDER 35Swiss professional tennis player who achieved six Grand Slam singles […]

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December 14th

December 14th

on December 14, 2013, 6:20 AM / in History

[peckplayer id=”1″ sound=”http://thejacksonpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/10-Both-Sides-Now-Joni-Mitchell1.mp3″] December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 11 days till Christmas. Holidays Alabama Day (Alabama) Christian Feast Day: John of the Cross Spyridon (Western Church) Day of the Martyred Intellectuals (Bangladesh) Monkey Day In […]

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Happy Birthday, December 13th

Happy Birthday, December 13th

on December 13, 2013, 8:37 AM / in History, People

TAYLOR SWIFT 24 Country singer and songwriter who won the CMA Horizon award at the age of seventeen and released her fourth album, Red, in 2012. JAMIE FOXX 46 Oscar-winning Star of Ray who gained recognition for his role In Living Color, and also starred in Django Unchained. DICK VAN DYKE 88 Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and […]

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Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

on December 2, 2013, 7:17 AM / in History, News, State News

By Hayden Evans Imagine a city of 75,000 behind a security fence in East Tennessee so cloaked in secrecy that its workers and other inhabitants did not know what was being produced in three manufacturing facilities of unprecedented scope of the U. S. Government. The creation of the secret city of Oak Ridge began in 1942 as a major site […]

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A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

on November 12, 2013, 9:06 AM / in History, Opinion

Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France’s foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The “cheese-eating surrender monkeys ” of 2003 who […]

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50th Anniversary Commemoration of the American War: LNMB, by Bill Bell

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the American War: LNMB, by Bill Bell

on November 2, 2013, 10:02 AM / in History

As the US Marine Corps helicopter lifted from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon at daybreak on April 30, 1975, I thought about the carnage that would result from a heat-seeking missile fired by Vietnamese Communist forces gradually encircling the besieged capital of the dying Republic of Vietnam (RVN). Exhausted by a lack of sleep for the previous […]

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Brave New World

Brave New World

on October 31, 2013, 8:30 AM / in History, News

The first reports in early May of 1960 were that a U.S. weather plane, flying out of Turkey, had gone missing. A silent Moscow knew better. After letting the Americans crawl out on a limb, expatiating on their cover story, Russia sawed it off. Actually, said Nikita Khrushchev, we shot down a U.S. spy plane 1000 miles inside our country […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on October 1, 2013, 6:29 AM / in History

“The issue of life is fundamental to who we are as a society, It’s important for all of us to stand together to promote respect for the dignity of every human life.” – Darrell Waltrip

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Quote for Today

on September 30, 2013, 10:46 AM / in History

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. Frank A. Clark politician Democrat Born 1860

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

on September 29, 2013, 5:55 AM / in History

The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Nazis Offered Peace with the Allies in 1941… But Only if they were Allowed to Invade Russia

Nazis Offered Peace with the Allies in 1941… But Only if they were Allowed to Invade Russia

on September 28, 2013, 10:04 AM / in History, National News, News

By Anna Edwards Daily Mail The Nazis attempted to broker a peace  offering with Britain – if they were allowed a free path to attack the USSR, a  new book has revealed. Rudolf Hess’s flight to  Britain during World War Two to sign a peace deal ordered by Adolf Hitler has  long been recorded as a bizarre one man mission […]

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Treaties and the Constitution

Treaties and the Constitution

on September 12, 2013, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

by George C. Detweiler Contrary to current internationalist misrepresentations, the Founding Fathers never intended that treaty law supersede the Constitution. Nearly 50 years ago, John Foster Dulles, secretary of state under President Dwight Eisenhower, asserted that “treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties, for example … can cut across the rights given the people by their constitutional Bill of Rights.” […]

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“Not Yours To Give”

“Not Yours To Give”

on September 10, 2013, 7:47 AM / in History

This article deserves reprinting at least once a year, if to do nothing else but to remind you of the duty of our representatives to protect the resources of our earnings. So many have forgotten! Col. David Crockett US Representative from Tennessee One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a […]

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