Archive for February 12th, 2020

Lincoln, in Brief

on February 12, 2020, 7:36 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, February 12, 2018 — the birthdate of perhaps our greatest president. “I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky,” Abraham Lincoln wrote to Jesse W. Fell in December of 1859. “My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families — second families, perhaps I should say,” Lincoln continued. “My mother, who died in […]

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February 12th in History

February 12th in History

on February 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Damian of Alexandria Julian the Hospitaller February 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Darwin Day (International) Georgia Day (Georgia) Lincoln’s Birthday (United States) National Freedom to Marry Day, unofficial (United […]

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Quote for Today: February 12th

Quote for Today: February 12th

on February 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, the son of […]

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Undigested Knowledge

Undigested Knowledge

on February 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  John 8:31 In his book on language, British diplomat Lancelot Oliphant (1881–1965) observed that many students give correct answers on tests but fail to put those lessons into practice. “Such undigested knowledge is of little use,” declared Oliphant. Author Barnabas Piper noticed a parallel in his own life: “I […]

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