History

This Week In History, Week of June 16-22, 2014

June 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 June 16-22, 2014 June 16 1858 – Abraham Lincoln says, “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” when accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. 1903 – “Pepsi-Cola” is officially…

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Honor Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price for Your Liberty

June 6, 2014
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“You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” ~ General & former President, Dwight D. Eisenhower Today is the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.…

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This Week In History June 2 – 8 2014

June 5, 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 June 2-8, 2014 June 2 1780 – The Derby horse race is held for the first time in England. The Kentucky Derby is started by Meriwether Clark, grandson of William Clark (of Lewis…

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Ronald Reagan: America Is the Last Stand on Earth

June 5, 2014
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Ten years ago today, on June 5, 2004, President Ronald Reagan died after suffering from Alzheimer’s for nearly a decade. Reagan was a soldier before he was president. He enlisted in the Army reserves in 1937. He eventually became a Lieutenant and was ordered to active duty in 1942. Reagan was beloved by the military…

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This Week in History May 26 – June 1

May 29, 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 May 26-June 1, 2014 May 26 1637 – The battle between the Pequot Indians and a military force of settlers at Mystic, Connecticut, kills 500 Indians. Many of other members of the Indian…

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Legal Tyranny: Wilson’s Totalitarian Legacy Lives on in Barack Obama

May 26, 2014
By
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The Progressive movement in America, and the social welfare state that it hopes to achieve, essentially owes its success to the achievements of three U.S. Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Wilson’s “New Freedom,” FDR’s “New Deal,” and LBJ’s “Great Society” all rested on the premise that there was something fundamentally wrong with…

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

May 26, 2014
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Cub Scouts decorating the graves of deceased soldiers. by Rosalie Hanson According to Wikipedia, Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate…

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This Week in History May 19-25 2014

May 22, 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 May 19-25, 2014   May 19 1643 – Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor form the United Colonies of New England. 1749 – King George II grants a charter to the Ohio…

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This Week In History, May 12-18 2014

May 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 May 12-18, 2014   May 12 1777 – The first advertisement for ice cream appears in the New York Gazette. 1932 – The decomposed body of Charles Lindbergh’s son, kidnapped on March 1st,…

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This Week In History May 5-11 2014

May 10, 2014
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This Week In History by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill Week of May 5-11, 2014 May 5 1809 – Mary Kies is the first woman issued a U.S. patent. It is for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread…

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