History

November 1st in History

November 1st in History

on November 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 60 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation (Roman Catholic Church. A holiday in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, parts of Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, […]

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

on October 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

While we are slaving away this morning, we forgot that today is Halloween…. and while the weather locally is pretty much miserable our hope is that you and your children and grandchildren have a wonderful day and a safe night. Some History About Halloween Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2019 occurs on Thursday, […]

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Quote of Today

Quote of Today

on October 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” Patrick Henry Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the […]

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October 31st in History

October 31st in History

on October 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abaidas (Coptic Church) Quentin Martin Luther (Anglican Communion) Paul Shinji Sasaki and Philip Lindel Tsen (Episcopal Church (USA)) October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which All […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on October 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. — I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the […]

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George Washington, Un-American

George Washington, Un-American

on October 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

When George Washington’s memory has been deemed “unacceptable” to Americans, will America still exist? In the fundamental transformation of any nation, there will be a moment that stands as the symbolic termination of that nation as anything recognizable, and the beginning of a completely new nation unrelated to the old except in name. For example, you will know England is […]

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October 30th in History

October 30th in History

on October 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia) Christian feast day: Alonso Rodríguez Saint Herbert Marcellus of Tangier Saturninus of Cagliari Serapion of Antioch John Wycliffe (Episcopal Church (USA)) October […]

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Invaders From Mars

Invaders From Mars

on October 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, October 30, 2017. Five years ago today, my Northern Virginia neighborhood was without power thanks to Hurricane Sandy, which caused much more serious devastation north of the Washington, D.C., area. As I write these words, another nor’easter is finishing up its work here, even as it slams into New York City on its destructive course. And […]

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The Red Scare

The Red Scare

on October 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

  By Thomas Eddlem British essayist and humorist G.K. Chesterton noted how he was asked some invasive questions at the American embassy in London in advance of his first speaking tour in America, a tour taken in the wake of the post-World War I “Red Scare.” Chesterton explained in his 1922 book What I Saw in America: “One of the […]

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Stock Market Crash – 1929

Stock Market Crash – 1929

on October 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed. Panic ensued as Wall Street sold 16,410,030 shares in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost and America plunged into the Great Depression. An estimated 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of all banks failed. The Great Depression began with a rapid contraction of credit. This occurred despite the existence of the Federal Reserve which was […]

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Quote for Today, October 29th

on October 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.”   Ronald Reagan, 40th President

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October 29th in History

October 29th in History

on October 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abraham of Rostov Douai Martyrs Gaetano Errico James Hannington (Anglicanism) Narcissus of Jerusalem (Roman Catholic Church) October 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Coronation Day (Cambodia) Republic Day (Turkey) or […]

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St. Elmo

St. Elmo

on October 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

St. Elmo is a 1914 American silent drama film produced by the Balboa Amusement Producing Company and distributed by William Fox‘s Box Office Attractions Company. It was the first feature-length film adaptation of Augusta Jane Evans‘s 1866 novel of the same name. The story follows the life of the title character (played by William Jossey), who kills his cousin (Francis […]

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“Perhaps Providence did prepare this American continent to be a place of the second chance” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Perhaps Providence did prepare this American continent to be a place of the second chance” Franklin D. Roosevelt

on October 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated OCTOBER 28, 1886. The 450,000 lbs statue, standing 305 feet above the pedestal base, was gift from France. Built by Gustave Eiffel, builder of the Eiffel Tower, it was designed by Auguste Bartholdi, who wrote: “The statue was born for this place which inspired its conception. May God be pleased to […]

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Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

on October 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Eminent domain was a hot topic in Tennessee General Assembly several years ago. In 2006 I had reported that there were several bills introduced to limit the governments right to exercise its eminent domain powers. Well to be exact there were 59 bills  (type eminent domain in the query area) introduced in both the Tennessee state House and Senate according to the […]

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October 28th in History

October 28th in History

on October 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abdias of Babylon Abgar V of Edessa (Eastern Orthodox Church) Eadsige Faro Fidelis of Como (Roman Catholic Church) Godwin of Stavelot Job of Pochayiv (repose) (Eastern Orthodox Church) […]

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Truth about the Separation between Church and State

on October 27, 2020, 9:21 AM / in History

By Steve Berger Separation between Church and State – One of the most misunderstood and abused phrases in America today. The phrase has been wrongly applied and repeated so often that it has been ascribed a legal power that it was never intended to have. So let’s take an accurate look at our nation’s history and the beliefs of many […]

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The Norse-American medal

The Norse-American medal

on October 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The Norse-American medal was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1925, pursuant to an act of the United States Congress. It was issued for the 100th anniversary of the voyage that brought early Norwegian immigrants to the United States on the ship Restauration. Minnesota Congressman Ole Juulson Kvale, a Norse-American, wanted a commemorative for the centennial celebrations. Rebuffed by the […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on October 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in television, and I say that because as soon as we invited (Texas Republican Senator) Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats, but from top Republicans …. to hammer Cruz.” When referring to his show for September 22, Fox […]

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Quote for Today

on October 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. William Penn, (“No Cross No Crown,” 1669)

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