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This Week in History: Jan 23-29, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJan 23-29, 2023 January 231855 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bridge...

Dem. Gov’s “Segregation now … Segregation Forever” speech – 60 years later

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Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace, in his January 14, 1963, inaugural speech said in part, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Although that was sixty years ago, George Wallace’s fiery words still echo into...

This Week in History: Jan 16-22, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJan 16-22, 2023 January 161847 - John C. Frémont is appointed the Governor of the new California Territory. Frémont was the first...

This Week in History: Jan 9-15, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJan 9-15, 2023 January 91793 - The first hot-air balloon flight in the U.S. lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre...

Death didn’t take a holiday for the holidays

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In the classic 1934 fantasy romance film “Death Takes A Holiday” Fredric March appears as the Grim Reaper, who takes a holiday in an attempt to relate to people. While “Death” vacations at Duke...

This Week in History: Jan 2-8, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman CousinsJan 2-8, 2023 January 21811 - U.S. Senator Timothy Pickering is the first senator to be censured. He revealed confidential documents communicated...

This Week in History: Dec 26, 2022-Jan 1, 2023

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganDec 26, 2022-Jan 1, 2023 December 261799 - George Washington is eulogized by Col. Henry Lee as, "First in...

This Week in History: Dec 19-25, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganDec 19-25, 2022 December 191732 - Benjamin Franklin, under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders, begins publication of Poor Richard's...

This Week in History: Dec 12-18, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganDec 12-18, 2022 December 121791 - The Bank of the United States, also known as the First Bank, opens...

This Week in History: Dec 5-11, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganDec 5-11, 2022 December 51792 - George Washington is re-elected President, with John Adams as his Vice-President.1848 - President...