Archive for August 9th, 2019

Banneker’s Plea

Banneker’s Plea

on August 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Thursday, August 9, 2018. On this date in 1791, an aspiring American author was putting the final touches on a book that would introduce him to the world as a man of science — and much more. But the budding writer would need help getting his work into print, and so he sent the manuscript — an […]

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August 9th in History

August 9th in History

on August 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Candida Maria of Jesus Edith Stein Firmus and Rusticus Herman of Alaska (Russian Orthodox Church and related congregations; Episcopal Church (USA)) John Vianney Mary Sumner (Church of England) […]

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A Special House

A Special House

on August 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Forty-three years ago today, one U.S. president departed the White House, resigning to avoid impeachment and conviction. Another, a Midwesterner who had never pursued national office, assumed his place. The statements of both men on that somber summer day serve as a reminder that the United States has experienced political turbulence before. We’ve […]

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Count It All Joy

Count It All Joy

on August 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life. – James 1:12  A pastor placed this sign on his door: “If you have problems, come in and tell me all about them. If you don’t have any problems, come in and tell me how you avoid them.” What do […]

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