History

June 24th in History

June 24th in History

on June 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Army Day or Battle of Carabobo Day (Venezuela) Bannockburn Day (Scotland) Christian Feast Day: María Guadalupe García Zavala Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of […]

Read more ›

The White House Tapes

on June 23, 2017, 9:06 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, June 23, 2017. Forty-five years ago today, Richard M. Nixon made a momentous mistake in judgment, with fateful ramifications for his legacy. It occurred in a late morning Oval Office meeting with White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman. In their conversation, Haldeman tells the president that Attorney General John Mitchell has concocted a plan for […]

Read more ›
June 23rd in History

June 23rd in History

on June 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Æthelthryth Marie of Oignies June 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Father’s Day (Nicaragua, Poland) Grand Duke’s Official Birthday (Luxembourg) International Widows Day (international) National Day of Remembrance for Victims […]

Read more ›

History -NAFTA Roll call votes House & Senate

on June 22, 2017, 8:12 AM / in History

As I have mentioned a time or two – I fought hard against NAFTA and lost, Rush Limbaugh and Newty GetRich fought hard to get it passed – as did many other **conservative** GOP members back then. I happened across this roll call vote in my archives while looking for another item and thought – it is TIME to repost […]

Read more ›
June 22nd in History

June 22nd in History

on June 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year On this day the Summer solstice may occur in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Winter solstice may occur in the Southern Hemisphere. Holidays Anti-Fascist Struggle Day (Croatia) Christian Feast Day: Aaron of […]

Read more ›
June 21st in History

June 21st in History

on June 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight […]

Read more ›

Almost Heaven

on June 20, 2017, 8:40 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 20, 2017. On this date in 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union, though “Union” was a loaded word then — and very much in doubt. West Virginia had broken away from Virginia at the onset of the Civil War because its people did not want to secede from the U.S. for […]

Read more ›
Bayonets Secure the Ballot Box in 1864

Bayonets Secure the Ballot Box in 1864

on June 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The 1864 re-election of Lincoln “was closer than either the popular or electoral votes” indicated, and without the soldier vote in six crucial States, Lincoln would have lost to George B. McClellan.  The slim margins of Republican victory in most States “were probably due largely to the presence of soldiers as guards and as voters at the polls,” and had […]

Read more ›
This Day in History June 20th

This Day in History June 20th

on June 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer solstice sometimes occurs on this date, while the Winter solstice occurs in the Southern Hemisphere. Holidays Christian feast day: Adalbert of Magdeburg Florentina John of Matera Blessed […]

Read more ›
June 19th in History

June 19th in History

on June 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 195 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Gervasius and Protasius (Catholic Church) Juliana Falconieri Romuald Zosimus Sadhu Sundar Singh (Anglican) June 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the Independent Hungary (Hungary) Feast of Forest (Palawan) […]

Read more ›
June 18th in History

June 18th in History

on June 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 18 is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Autistic Pride Day (International) Christian Feast Day: Bernard Mizeki (Anglican and Episcopal Church) Elizabeth of Schönau Gregorio Barbarigo Leontius, Hypatius and Theodulus Marina the Monk (Maronite Church, Coptic Orthodox Church of […]

Read more ›
American Cold War Involvement: Guatemala

American Cold War Involvement: Guatemala

on June 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

A coup in Guatemala, launched on 18 June 1954, deposed the democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz (pictured in mural). The result of a covert operation of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it ended the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944–54, a period of representative democracy and liberal reform. The U.S. government was motivated by a Cold War predisposition to assume Árbenz […]

Read more ›
June 17th in History

June 17th in History

on June 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bunker Hill Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) Christian feast day: Albert Chmielowski Botolph (England and Scandinavia) Gondulphus of Berry Hervé Hypatius of Bithynia (Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches) Rainerius Samuel and […]

Read more ›
Lincoln’s Prescient Words

Lincoln’s Prescient Words

on June 16, 2017, 8:20 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, June 16, 2017. One hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, a former one-term congressman from Illinois delivered one of the most momentous political orations in American history. “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln told an audience of Illinois Republicans at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois. “I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, […]

Read more ›
The WILD women who ruled the West

The WILD women who ruled the West

on June 16, 2017, 6:39 AM / in History

In my family ancestors  —   Calamity Jane   aka  Martha Jane Cannary In my family history research it was a surprise to learn that Calamity Jane was one of the limbs in my family tree – the branch that my maternal grandfather was from. Just as it was a surprise to learn that on my Paternal branches was Andrew J. Still […]

Read more ›
June 16th in History

June 16th in History

on June 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bloomsday (Dublin, James Joyce fans) Christian feast day: Benno Lutgardis Quiricus and Julietta Richard of Chichester (Church of England) George Berkeley and Joseph Butler (commemoration, The Episcopal Church) June 16 (Eastern […]

Read more ›
Today Marks 50th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Interracial Marriage Decision

Today Marks 50th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Interracial Marriage Decision

on June 15, 2017, 8:43 AM / in History

Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com Special Thanks to Thomas On June 12, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic decision in support of interracial marriage. The case was called Loving v. Virginia and was brought to the court by Richard Loving, a white man, who was married to Mildred Jeter, who was black and Native American, reports […]

Read more ›
Drafting George

Drafting George

on June 15, 2017, 8:39 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 15, 2017. On this date in 1775, the Continental Congress unanimously tapped George Washington to command the yet-to-be-created armed forces of the restive 13 colonies. Washington accepted the commission to lead the Continental Army the following day. In subsequent letters to their wives, both GW and John Adams revealed how fully they comprehended the historic […]

Read more ›
MAGNA CARTA limiting a King!-History from Alfred the Great to U.S. Constitution (plus background on 3rd Crusade)

MAGNA CARTA limiting a King!-History from Alfred the Great to U.S. Constitution (plus background on 3rd Crusade)

on June 15, 2017, 7:01 AM / in History

England was invaded by “Dane” Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King Alfred. Forced into the swampy, tidal marshes of Somerset, Alfred, King of the Anglos and Saxons, began a resistance movement in 878 AD. According to biographer Bishop Asser, “Alfred attacked the whole pagan army fighting ferociously in dense order, and […]

Read more ›
June 15th in History

June 15th in History

on June 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Costa Rica) Cagayan de Oro Charter Day (Cagayan de Oro City) Christian Feast Day: Augustine of Hippo (Eastern Orthodox Church) Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock Blessed Clement Vismara Edburga of Winchester […]

Read more ›