Archive for January 8th, 2019

January 8th in History

January 8th in History

on January 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

January 8 is the eight day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (358 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abo of Tiflis Apollinaris Claudius Gudula Harriet Bedell (Episcopal Church (USA)) Lawrence Giustiniani Lucian of Beauvais Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Bon Secours) (Roman Catholic Church) Pega Severinus […]

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Operation Ironside

Operation Ironside

on January 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Operation Ironside was a deception operation in the Second World War, meant to persuade the Germans that the Allies would stage an invasion near Bordeaux along the Bay of Biscay. The operation consisted entirely of deceptive messages, without any supporting physical evidence, unlike other deception operations intended to draw German defences away from the planned Normandy landings. Bordeaux was an […]

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The Best Kind of Happiness

The Best Kind of Happiness

on January 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:31-32 “Everybody’s doing it” seemed like a winning argument when I was young. But my parents never gave in to such pleas no matter how desperate I was to get permission to do something they […]

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“This Is Government Land”: The Eternal Refrain of the Federal Occupiers

“This Is Government Land”: The Eternal Refrain of the Federal Occupiers

on January 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By William Norman Grigg Without seeking permission, a small group of defiant armed men seized control of coveted property in Oregon. They weren’t welcomed by local residents, some of whom petitioned the government to evict the intruders from federally administered land. Rather than sending in the troops to uproot the uninvited settlers, the U.S. government told the local residents to […]

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