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Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

on December 26, 2012, 4:20 AM / in History

Written by John J. Dwyer “Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.” — Robert W. Johannsen Lincoln, […]

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Christmas with Adams

on December 25, 2012, 4:37 AM / in History, Opinion

As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words: “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? … Is it not that, in the chain of […]

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This Day in History December 17th

This Day in History December 17th

on December 17, 2012, 5:18 PM / in History

He began going deaf at age 28, yet composed A peer of Mozart and Haydn, he started becoming deaf at age 28, yet incredibly wrote some of the world’s most beautiful symphonies, concertos and sonatas. This was Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized DECEMBER 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. President Jimmy Carter noted while visiting Bonn, July 14, 1978: “As the world’s […]

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Posterity

on December 16, 2012, 4:16 PM / in History, Opinion

“Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent that ever I took half the pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 ” They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve […]

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Our Forefathers and Pets

Our Forefathers and Pets

on December 15, 2012, 3:10 PM / in History

Here is a neat little article about Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams that you might not know about: What do “Tipsy,” “Drunkard” and “Satan” have in common? They are all names bestowed upon dogs by some of the original leaders of our nation. It turns out that George Washington and John Adams, along with a few of their fellow founding […]

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Today in History with Bill Federer December 13th

Today in History with Bill Federer December 13th

on December 13, 2012, 2:56 PM / in History, News

Seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran, December 21, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stated in a speech: “Henry Longfellow wrote a Christmas carol in a time of crisis, the War Between the States, in 1864. Two verses of that carol (“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”) particularly express my thoughts and prayers and, I’m sure, those of our Nation in this […]

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August 11th in History

August 11th in History

on August 11, 2011, 6:00 AM / in History

 In August 11th is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian Feast Day: Athracht Clare of Assisi Fiacre Gaugericus John Henry Newman (Church of England) Philomena Susanna Taurinus of Évreux Tiburtius and Chromatius August 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Flag Day […]

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U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

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On Nov. 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to create two battalions of Continental Marines for the War of Independence from Britain. The United States Marine Corps was established to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War. The recruiting headquarters was set up by Capt. Samuel Nicholas in the Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia, which is considered to […]

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