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75th Anniversary of The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

Seventy-five years ago today, The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 struck, killing 564 people and injuring another 1,700. One of the most destructive and powerful hurricanes in recorded history made landfall at Bellport, Long Island...

This Week In History: September 16 – 22

by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of September 16-22, 2013 September 16 1782 - The Great Seal of...

What Would You Sacrifice for Liberty?

We are losing our freedoms in this country. We are being told what we can eat, drink, say, not say, write, not write, do, not do, how to do it, and we are being...

This Week In History, September 9

by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill            Week of September 9-15, 2013 September 9 1675 - The New England colonies...

This Week In History, September 2nd

by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”         ~ Winston Churchill            September 2 1789 - Congress establishes the United States Treasury Department. 1901 - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt advises,...

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Nine months before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin, a 15-year old black girl who was the first person to be arrested for refusing to sit in the back of the bus. The year...

Great Civil Rights Leader Who Is Out of the Liberal Closet

Photo of Civil Rights leader, Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin was an amazing and often forgotten civil rights leader of the 1960's. He was the leading organizer of Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream'...

This Week In History, Week of August 26

by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of August 26-September 1, 2013   August 26 1843 - Charles Thurber of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents the...

This Week in History, August 19-25, 2013

by Dianne Hermann “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of August 19-25, 2013     August 19 1791 - Benjamin Banneker, born a free black in Maryland,...

This Week in History August 12

by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill            Week of August 12-18, 2013 August 12  1620 – The ships Mayflower and...