History

Why I Stopped Wearing Green On St Patricks Day

Why I Stopped Wearing Green On St Patricks Day

on March 15, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News

A few years ago, I was informed by a co-worker about more than the usual superficial nature of St. Patrick’s Day. I encourage you to do a little research on your own, if you feel led; it isn’t of particularly earth shattering importance, but interesting to know, nevertheless. (There are many things more important, like defeating Obamacare, etc.) This won’t […]

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—February 20

on February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

By  Ed Whelan 1980—Justices Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, and Stevens dissent from Justice White’s majority opinion in Committee for Public Education v. Regan, which rules constitutionally permissible a New York statute authorizing the use of public funds to reimburse private schools (both religious and secular) for performing various testing and reporting services mandated by state law. The dissenters would have permitted a […]

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Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese

Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese

on February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News

We are not all monsters……….. By Larry Getlen / The New York Post At 3:15 on the morning of March 13, 1964, a 28-year-old bar manager named Kitty Genovese drove her red Fiat into the parking lot of the LIRR station by her Kew Gardens home. As she walked home — she was only about “a hundred paces away” from the […]

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Holidays February 16th

Holidays February 16th

on February 16, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History

Christian Feast Day: Abda of Edessa Elias and companions Juliana of Nicomedia (Catholic Church) Onesimus Charles Todd Quintard (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kim Jong-il’s Birthday (North Korea) Restoration of Lithuania’s Statehood Day, celebrate the independence of Lithuania from Russia and Germany in 1918 (Lithuania)

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Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

on January 25, 2015, 8:50 AM / in History, People

Special Thanks to Basil for reminding us of this story! Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black & white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in […]

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Cabinet officials going rogue: A brief history

Cabinet officials going rogue: A brief history

on January 10, 2015, 6:00 AM / in History

And you thought Bob Gates was mad By Bill Scher Washington is predictably hyperventilating about the swipes against the Obama White House delivered by his former secretary of defense in a new memoir, but the fact that a cabinet official had differences of opinion with a president is hardly a shocking development. Pick any history book about a presidential administration, […]

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The Most Important Lesson of 2014

The Most Important Lesson of 2014

on December 31, 2014, 4:30 PM / in History, News, Opinion

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its […]

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Wave Elections: What They Mean

Wave Elections: What They Mean

on December 15, 2014, 9:34 AM / in History

Larry P. Arnn President, Hillsdale College LARRY P. ARNN is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1977 to 1980, he also studied at the London School of Economics and at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director […]

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November 3rd in History

November 3rd in History

on November 3, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 58 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 50 shopping days till Christmas. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Acepsimas of Hnaita and companions (Greek Orthodox Church) Hubertus Malachy O’ More Martin de Porres Rupert Mayer Winefride November 3 (Eastern […]

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A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

on October 29, 2014, 5:30 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

Since September, when APHIS announced the final version of their regulation affecting dog breeders, there has been much discussion about what to do, who it affects, and what it will mean for breeders in the future. I don’t think it’s stretching things too much to say that this rule is a turning point for dog breeders. It calls upon us […]

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Birthdays Today

on October 17, 2014, 5:30 AM / in History

RITA HAYWORTH (1918-1987) Glamorous actress with Astaire in You Were Never Lovelier. Was born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987. She was an American dancer and film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars. Appearing first as Rita Cansino, she agreed to change her name to Rita Hayworth and her […]

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This Day in History September 17th

This Day in History September 17th

on September 17, 2014, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1942 – Cary Grant Legally Changed Name From Archibald Alexander Leach To Cary Grant.

One of the most successful actors of the 20th century, Cary Grant started life as Archibald Leach in Bristol, England, making his way out of a sad childhood to American vaudeville, eventually becoming one of Hollywood’s favorite leading men of all time. Born January 18, 1904 – Died November 29, 1986

Famous Quote “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”

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September 16th in History

September 16th in History

on September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM / in History

September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year. In 307,  Emperor Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy. In 1400,  Owain Glyndŵr is declared […]

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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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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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