History

February 4th in History

February 4th in History

on February 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year (331 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Andrew Corsini Catherine of Ricci Gilbert of Sempringham John de Brito Rimbert Veronica February 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the Armed Struggle (Angola) Earliest day on which […]

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Protestant, Catholic & Jewish Chaplains gave their lives to save others-Four Chaplains Day

Protestant, Catholic & Jewish Chaplains gave their lives to save others-Four Chaplains Day

on February 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

On the frigid night of FEBRUARY 3, 1943, the overcrowded Allied ship U.S.A.T. Dorchester, carrying 902 servicemen, plowed through the dark waters near Greenland. At 1:00am, a Nazi submarine fired a torpedo into the transport’s flank, killing many in the explosion and trapping others below deck. It sank in 27 minutes. The two escort ships, Coast Guard cutters Comanche and […]

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The Medicare Timeline

The Medicare Timeline

on February 3, 2017, 8:27 AM / in History, Opinion

My medicare Timeline just began with enrollment in ABC&D… yes I have been forcibly booted from my free enterprise health care insurance program and now I am forced into socialized medicine. While my timeline has now beginning I have presented you with an historical view of Medicare’s time line…. I didn’t really think it was all as bipartisan as it […]

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February 3rd in History

February 3rd in History

on February 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of the year (332 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Aaron the Illustrious (Syriac Orthodox Church) Ansgar Berlinda of Meerbeke Blaise Celsa and Nona Hadelin Margaret of England Werburgh February 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which […]

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February 2nd in History

February 2nd in History

on February 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 days remaining until the end of the year (333 in leap years). Holidays Anniversary of Treaty of Tartu (Estonia) Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple or Candlemas (Western Christianity), and its related observances: A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due […]

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February 1st in History

February 1st in History

on February 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year (334 in leap years). Holidays Air Force Day (Nicaragua) Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery (Mauritius) Christian Feast Day: Astina (Syrian Church) Brigid, patron saint of Ireland February 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which […]

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The Crescent Honeyeater

The Crescent Honeyeater

on January 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The crescent honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus) is a bird native to southeastern Australia, in the honeyeater family. It is fairly nondescript, with dark grey plumage and paler underparts highlighted by yellow wing patches and a broad, black crescent, outlined in white, down the sides of its breast. The female is a little duller than the male. The male sings a complex […]

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Happy Birthday January 29th

Happy Birthday January 29th

on January 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

1715,  Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777) was an Austrian composer. He was born in Vienna, and became a favorite pupil of the Vienna court’s Kapellmeister, Johann Joseph Fux.  Wagenseil himself composed for the court from 1739 to his death. He also held positions as harpsichordist and organist. His pupils included Johann Baptist Schenk (who was to teach Ludwig […]

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Thomas C. Hindman

Thomas C. Hindman

on January 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Jr. (January 28, 1828 – September 27, 1868) was a United States Representative from Arkansas before serving as a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. During the Mexican–American War, he became a captain of his company. He was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1854 to 1856, and […]

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Why firing squads and other execution methods remain constitutional

Why firing squads and other execution methods remain constitutional

on January 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

By Scott Bomboy  The Supreme Court’s move to rule on using lethal injections for capital punishment is the latest legal debate in a controversy that goes back to the Founding Fathers. But one Eighth Amendment issue rarely defined by the Court is the general method of executions. As the case of Glossip v. Gross heads to the Court for a […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Chief Architect of Constitution’s views on Religion  – What did James Madison say?

American Minute with Bill Federer Chief Architect of Constitution’s views on Religion – What did James Madison say?

on January 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

James Madison’s defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of Orange and heard Baptists preach from their cell windows. What was their crime? They were unlicensed –  preaching religious opinions not approved by the government. Madison wrote about the fate of Baptist ministers to William Bradford, JANUARY 24, 17  74: […]

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She Shoulda Said NO!

She Shoulda Said NO!

on January 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“She Shoulda Said ‘No’!” is a 1949 exploitation film in the spirit of morality tales such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness and Marihuana. Directed by Sam Newfield (listed as Sherman Scott) and starring Lila Leeds, it was inspired by the 1948 arrest of movie stars Robert Mitchum and Leeds for marijuana possession. The actors, along with two others, were […]

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The Epochal Consequences Of Woodrow Wilson’s War

The Epochal Consequences Of Woodrow Wilson’s War

on January 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

By David Stockman  /  David Stockman’s Corner Committee for the Republic Washington DC January 20, 2015 My humble thesis tonight is that the entire 20th Century was a giant mistake. And that you can put the blame for this monumental error squarely on Thomas Woodrow Wilson——-a megalomaniacal madman who was the very worst President in American history……..well, except for the last […]

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A short history lesson…..

A short history lesson…..

on January 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

A short history lesson: In 732 AD the Muslim Army which was moving on Paris was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell. …in 1571 AD the Muslim Army/ Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto. …in 1683 AD the […]

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Trump breaks with political traditions on triumphant ride to White House

Trump breaks with political traditions on triumphant ride to White House

on January 20, 2017, 6:42 AM / in History, National News, People

Most presidential candidates pick a place close to the heart to announce their campaigns — a childhood hometown, the place they came of age politically or somewhere associated with a political hero. Donald Trump picked the center of his business empire, Trump Tower in New York, and descended a gold elevator to greet the press in an event that analysts […]

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Returning Power to the People

Returning Power to the People

on January 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, News, Opinion

Editor’s Notes: The sad reality is that America is no longer a country run by a government of the people. By Tom Trinko  / American Thinker The great American experiment is based on the revolutionary idea that power flows from the people not the government; the rights of people granted by the Creator, not the Divine right of kings. Lincoln […]

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The Internet Is Threatened By Government Regulation

The Internet Is Threatened By Government Regulation

on January 14, 2017, 6:05 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By Romina Boccia / TownHall An article to remind you of what has transpired over the last eight years. The Internet is the most marvelous and open information highway humanity has yet experienced. You are likely reading this column on a screen on your laptop, desktop, or mobile handheld device. To reach you, this piece traveled over a broadband network […]

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What Do Thy Seek?

What Do Thy Seek?

on January 13, 2017, 6:37 AM / in History, Religion

“It was for freedom that Christ has made us free.” Freedom, I mean true freedom has always been purchased with blood. It is only maintained by vigilance. Christ purchased our freedom from sin and death and with His blood, but we only walk in that freedom according to the vigilance with which we embrace the grace of God, shun the […]

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The Jersey Act

The Jersey Act

on January 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The Jersey Act was a 1913 regulation by the British Jockey Club and the owners of the General Stud Book that prevented most American-bred Thoroughbred horses from registering with them. It was intended to halt the increasing importation of racehorses of possibly impure bloodlines after a series of bans on gambling by US states, including gambling on horse races. The […]

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John Glenn, ex-senator and astronaut, dies at 95

on December 9, 2016, 7:18 AM / in History, People

Former astronaut and senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Thursday in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn, a clean-cut Midwesterner, had already served as a Marine Corps test pilot when he climbed into the Friendship 7, a small Mercury capsule on the tip of an Atlas rocket that blasted him into space on Feb. 20, 1962. His […]

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