History

This Week In History April 21-27

April 21, 2014
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by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of April 21-27, 2014 April 21 1789 – John Adams is sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President. George Washington is sworn in as President 9 days later. 1836 – During the Battle…

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The First Battle of the American Revolution

April 16, 2014
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by Gary Spina We are coming up on the 239th anniversary of the skirmish at the old North Bridge in the Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775, and the “Shot Heard Round the World” that marked the beginning of armed conflict in the American Revolution. But history can be complicated and confusing. Margaret…

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This Week In History April 7-13 2014

April 8, 2014
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by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of April 7-13, 2014 April 7 1890 – Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station. Prior to this the individual states regulated immigration. A new structure is built and opens in 1892 and…

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This Week in History, March 17-23, 2014

March 18, 2014
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This Week in History, March 17-23, 2014

by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of March 17-23, 2014 March 17 1753 – The first official St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in the U.S. 1854 – Worcester, Massachusetts, is the first U.S. city to purchase land for a park.…

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This Week in History, March 3 – 9

March 5, 2014
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This Week in History, March 3 – 9

by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of March 3-9, 2014 March 3 1845 – The U.S. Senate overrides a presidential veto for the first time. Tyler vetoed a Congressional bill that would have denied him the power to appropriate federal…

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This Week In History February 24 – March 2, 2014

March 1, 2014
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This Week In History February 24 – March 2, 2014

by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of February 24-March 2, 2014 February 24 1803 – The Supreme Court makes its first ruling that a law is unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison). This decision makes the case for judicial review, cementing the…

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This Week In History February 17th – 23 rd 2014

February 18, 2014
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by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of February 17-23, 2014 February 17 1801 – The House of Representatives breaks an Electoral College tie, after casting three-dozen ballots, choosing Thomas Jefferson for president over Aaron Burr. Each candidate received 73 votes,…

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This Week In History, February 10th -16th, 2014

February 13, 2014
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by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of February 10-16, 2014 February 10 1846 – The Mormons, led by Brigham Young, began their westward march to present-day Salt Lake City, Utah. 1855 – U.S. citizenship laws were amended so all children…

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This Week In History January 27 – February 2

January 28, 2014
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by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of January 27-February 2, 2014 January 27 1825 – U.S. Congress approves a plan by Secretary of War John C. Calhoun for an Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. This clears…

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Forum: Do You Feel We Are Moving Closer To A Police State?

January 28, 2014
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Forum: Do You Feel We Are Moving Closer To A Police State?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Whoa! What a question!! If you haven’t been on the rec’ving end of coppers gone mad with…

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