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This Day in History September 15th

This Day in History September 15th

on September 15, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of the year. General events on September 15th In 1440, Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes. In […]

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This Day in History September 14th

This Day in History September 14th

on September 14, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year. General events on September 14th In 1752, The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2). In 1960, The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded. […]

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This Day in History September 13th

This Day in History September 13th

on September 13, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year. General events on September 13th In 1584, San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished. In 1869, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk began buying up all the gold they could afford in […]

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This Day in History September 12th

This Day in History September 12th

on September 12, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year. General events on September 12th In 1877,  Chase National Bank founded. In 1962, Buick’s Riviera Introduced: Luxury Sports Coupe goes on sale, designed to complete with Ford’s Thunderbird. In 1964, six persons […]

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June 25th Holidays

June 25th Holidays

on June 25, 2014, 7:16 AM / in History, News

Great American Backyard Campout Anniversary – Battle of Little Bighorn Birthday – George Orwell (writer) – Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and commitment to democratic socialism. Commonly […]

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March 27th in History

March 27th in History

on March 27, 2014, 6:07 AM / in History

March 27 is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day or Tatmadaw nei (Burma) Christian Feast Day: Alexander, a Pannonian soldier, martyred in 3rd century. Amador of Portugal Augusta of Treviso Gelasius John of Egypt Philetus and companies […]

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December 31st

December 31st

on December 31, 2013, 6:12 AM / in History

December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. It is widely known as New Year’s Eve since the following day is New Year’s Day. It is the last day of the year. The following day is January 1 of the following year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Pope Sylvester I (Catholic Church) […]

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Mandela, Churchill and the War for the Future

Mandela, Churchill and the War for the Future

on December 28, 2013, 7:47 AM / in History, Opinion

By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in […]

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Apollo 8 Astronaut Recalls Historic Scripture Reading From Space

Apollo 8 Astronaut Recalls Historic Scripture Reading From Space

on December 25, 2013, 7:04 AM / in History

Written by  Dave Bohon It was a simpler time — an era when the hearts of Americans were stirred as they heard the voices of their nation’s astronauts reading Scripture to the world from outer space. On December 23 of this year one of those astronauts, James Lovell, Command Module pilot of Apollo 8, recalled that moment on Christmas Eve 1968 […]

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Merry Christmas From The RedState

Merry Christmas From The RedState

on December 25, 2013, 6:16 AM / in History

On behalf of the front page contributors at RedState, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a blessed and merry Christmas. God bless, Erick-Woods Erickson Editor-in-Chief, RedState.com In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was […]

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Merry Christmas From The Jackson Press

Merry Christmas From The Jackson Press

on December 25, 2013, 6:13 AM / in History

President John Quincy Adams stated in Newburyport, July 4, 1837: “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior…It forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation… Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s […]

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CHRISTMAS EVE – Columbus, Cook and President Truman

CHRISTMAS EVE – Columbus, Cook and President Truman

on December 24, 2013, 7:11 AM / in History

On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti. Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1777, Captain James Cook discovered Christmas Island, the largest atoll in the Pacific, where he observed eclipse of the sun. On […]

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The American Crisis – ‘Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…’

The American Crisis – ‘Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…’

on December 23, 2013, 7:47 AM / in History

The American Minute with  Bill Federer The Continental Army was driven out of New York and New Jersey. Ranks dwindled from 20,000, after the Declaration of Independence was signed, down to 2,000, and these were planning on returning to their farms at year’s end when their 6-month enlistment was up. Then the Pennsylvania Journal published an article, “The American Crisis,” […]

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December 22nd

December 22nd

on December 22, 2013, 6:19 AM / in History

December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are nine days remaining until the end of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, meteorological Winter frequently starts on this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, meteorological Summer frequently starts on this date. You have only 3 days before Christmas! Holidays Armed Forces […]

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December 21st

December 21st

on December 21, 2013, 5:33 AM / in History

December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st is the first day of Winter and the shortest day of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere, December 21st is the first day of Summer and […]

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Christmas Quote December 21st

Christmas Quote December 21st

on December 21, 2013, 5:13 AM / in History, News

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” Eric Sevareid  (1912-1992), American newscaster. Arnold Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 – July 9, 1992) was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents […]

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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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