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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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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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