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  • 72nd Anniversary of Flag Raising on Mt Suribachi

    02/23/2017 8:49:21 AM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    23 Fe 2017
    Just a reminder, to day is the 72nd anniversary of the flag raising on Mt Suribachi.
  • Pres Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/22/2017 12:17:29 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Life News ^ | January 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    FULL TITLE: President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of...
  • Liberty depicted as black woman on $100 gold coin

    01/13/2017 8:50:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 8:44 AM EST
    The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman’s head in profile with a crown of stars. […] The mint says it’s the first in a series of 24-karat gold that will also depict Liberty in designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian-Americans. …
  • 220th Anniversary: James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    12/22/2012 9:08:39 AM PST · by Publius · 59 replies
    A Professor Publius Short Story | 22 December 2012 | Publius
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Happy Clinton Impeachment Day

    12/19/2016 6:34:00 AM PST · by The Sons of Liberty · 16 replies
    Dec 19,2016 | Vanity
    On this day in 1998 The House of Representatives made William Jefferson Blythe Clinton (aka "Slick", "Slick Willie", "Bubba") the second President to be impeached. Though largely a 'Red Herring', because the Articles of Impeachment failed to include the major crime of TREASON Clinton committed by providing missile guidance and rocketry technology to Communist China in return for illegal campaign contributions, it remains a stain on Clinton's legacy, much like the stain on the Blue Dress.
  • 'Jerusalem Monopoly' headed to a toy store near you

    12/11/2016 5:55:29 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/16 | Gary Willig
    Special Jerusalem-based version of popular board game Monopoly arrives as city prepares to celebrate 50 years since reunification. Jerusalem has been fought over for millennia, and continues to be to this day. The struggles have often turned violent, as the city has been battled over by many civilizations, including the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Ottomans. Through it all, the Jewish people have never forgotten their connection to Jerusalem. Now families can play for control of the holy city from the comfort of their living rooms. Kodkod, which produces Monopoly games in Israel, has announced that it is creating...
  • Navy admiral’s Pearl Harbor speech trolls Colin Kaepernick

    12/08/2016 6:06:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 December 2016 | Chris Perez
    A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday — saying those who died on that fateful day “never took a knee and never failed to stand” during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II. “You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to...
  • Japan PM Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbor: government

    12/06/2016 6:54:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2016 | Hiroshi Hiyama
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honour war dead but won't apologise when he becomes the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor this month, a top government spokesman said on Tuesday. The move follows Barack Obama's historic May trip to Hiroshima, the first by a sitting US president, where he spoke of victims' suffering but offered no apology for dropping the world's first nuclear bomb.
  • White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2016 6:12:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 175 replies
    BPR ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | Blake Neff
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America. It was announced Monday that Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since it was hit by a surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and brought the U.S. into World War II. The visit reciprocates President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima earlier this year for the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack...
  • Japanese prime minister plans landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

    12/05/2016 1:46:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/5/16 | Anna Fifield
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go to Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II. The joint trip comes after Obama went to Hiroshima with Abe in May, making him the first sitting American president to visit the city where the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs in 1945 to force Japan’s surrender.
  • Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings

    11/25/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2016
    Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings November 25 STOCKHOLM — Norway’s state Lutheran Church has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the 16th century German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation. In a statement issued Friday ahead of next year’s 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, the Church of Norway’s General Synod said some of Luther’s writings were later used in anti-Semitic propaganda, including in Nazi Germany. Noting that such propaganda was also spread in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, the synod said that “in the Reformation anniversary year of 2017, we as a church must clearly distance ourselves...
  • The John F. Kennedy Assassination - Some Historical Perspectives

    11/23/2016 3:33:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | Multiple
    Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service Agent Opens Up About JFK's Funeral Clint Hill Esquire November 23, 2016 On November 22, 1963—53 years ago today—President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The following excerpts from Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Presidents reveal what really happened from someone who was there: Jackie's secret service agent Clint Hill More John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums is a ninety-minute filmed memorial tribute to President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was completed in 1964, and released...
  • German Protestants Officially Renounce Converting Jews to Christianity

    11/22/2016 6:58:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/17/16 | Tom Heneghan
    (RNS) Tackling a delicate issue as it begins its yearlong celebration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Germany’s main Protestant church has officially renounced its mission to convert Jews to Christianity. In practice, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), made up of 20 regional Lutheran, Reformed and United churches, mostly gave up efforts to convert Jews in the decades after the Holocaust, and closing that chapter should have been a formality. But officially abandoning the “Judenmission,” or Mission to the Jews, turned out to be theologically complicated. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gave his Apostles the Great Commission to “make disciples of...
  • John F. Kennedy, a kid from the Bronx and a moment in time -

    11/22/2016 9:26:15 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 41 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 11/22/2016 | Larry Peterson
    “The president is dead.” For those of us who can remember those words from 50 years ago, they are seared into our brains like letters sand-blasted into a granite headstone forever: clear, succinct, and unmistakable in meaning. How could this be? Things like this did not happen, especially in the America of 1963. But then a few days later, John-John, in his little top coat and short pants, saluted as the caisson went by holding his dad’s body covered by our flag. It was real all right, no doubt about it. I had a personal connection to John Fitzgerald Kennedy....
  • JFK's assassination seems like yesterday

    11/22/2016 5:21:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 104 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/23 | Peter Lucas
    THREE SHOTS FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS. That was the United Press International bulletin that came over the clattering teletype machine. It was early afternoon Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 -- 53 years ago today. I looked at the bulletin in shock. I turned to tell someone, but there was no one in sight. I was at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. I was a young reporter for the Boston Herald Traveler checking out the Canadian ambassador to the United States who was speaking at a luncheon of bankers and financie
  • 41st Aniversarry of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    11/10/2016 8:38:43 PM PST · by LukeL · 45 replies
    41 years ago today the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with all 29 hands on board in one of the most violent storms in Great Lakes history.
  • 120 Years Ago: UPRISING OF A GREAT PEOPLE: Anarchy and Repudiation Trampled Under Foot

    11/04/2016 1:40:17 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Wednesday November 4, 1896 | New York Tribune
    McKinley wins in electoral landslide. Full edition of the New York Tribune at the link.
  • Death of Muammar Gaddafi 20october 2011

    10/20/2016 12:00:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    It is unclear if NATO aircraft were involved in helping secure Gaddafi's capture by Libyan forces on the ground. A group of rebels approached the pipe where Gaddafi was hiding and ordered him to come out, which he did, albeit slowly. He was then dragged up to his feet as rebels shouted "Muammar, Muammar!" Gaddafi was killed shortly afterwards. There are conflicting reports; according to one report, Gaddafi said "Please don't shoot!" prior to being shot, and when questioned by Misratan rebel fighters about the damage done to Misrata by his forces, denied any involvement, and begged his captors not...
  • Oakland Museum of CA celebrates 50th anniversary of Black Panthers

    10/18/2016 10:14:29 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    KGO-TV (San Francisco) ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Carolyn Tyler
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Fifty years ago this month in Oakland, a revolutionary group was founded and now the city is honoring the Black Panthers with a week of activities and a museum exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • Measuring Occupy Wall Street’s impact, 5 years later

    09/18/2016 6:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bend Bulletin ^ | September 18, 2016 | Deepti Hajela and Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — For a time, Occupy Wall Street was everywhere with its grass-roots encampments — first in New York City, then globally — and the refrain, “We are the 99 percent!” And then it was gone. Its most famous camp in lower Manhattan was cleared out in an overnight police raid two months after it started, and other Occupy locations fizzled soon thereafter. But five years later, demonstrators gathered once again in New York’s Zuccotti Park on Saturday to commemorate the movement and what they said has been its lasting impact.....
  • Star Trek premiered 50 years ago today

    09/08/2016 1:09:11 PM PDT · by Borges · 174 replies
    New Yorker | 9/8/2016 | Manu Saadia
    http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-enduring-lessons-of-star-trek
  • 24 Years Ago Today the Federal Govt Changed its Rules to Launch a Sniper Attack on Off-Grid Family

    08/22/2016 6:10:48 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 8/21/2016 | Claire Bernish
    Randall and Vicki Weaver and their children wanted nothing more than to be left to live an isolated life in peace in their cabin enclave on a northern Idaho mountain top called Ruby Ridge. Untrusting of the federal government and of the belief society had taken an insurmountable turn for the worse, the Weavers — as many residents in the remote and breathtaking area — taught their children to be self-sufficient and defend themselves with firearms from unwanted intrusions onto the family’s property. But the Weaver’s seemingly idyllic life came to an appallingly violent end over several hours from August...
  • The Inchon landing, 66 years ago next month, was brilliant. But what made it necessary?

    08/20/2016 9:57:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 19, 2016 | Robert Zapesochny
    When back in June 2015 Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he said during his speech, “I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur. I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work.” Since then, Trump has frequently mentioned Douglas MacArthur in his speeches. It is worth discussing his importance in American history, especially as we are approaching the 66th anniversary of Battle of Inchon. While MacArthur’s greatest achievement was the creation of modern Japan, the Inchon landing on September 15,...
  • Vietnam's Long Tan commemoration cancelled ('kick in the guts' for Australian veterans)

    08/17/2016 12:27:27 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    A commemoration ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan in Vietnam has been cancelled. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed Vietnamese authorities had cancelled Thursday's Veterans Day at the Long Tan cross site. The department said it understood private access to the site was still permitted and the advice of exercising normal safety precautions in Vietnam was still current. Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement the Vietnamese government had advised it would not permit the ceremony to go ahead. An official party including the Australian and New Zealand ambassadors will still...
  • August 9th is the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae

    08/09/2016 4:07:55 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 41 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 08/09/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    A legendary battle of western history: Today is the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Thermopylae is a pass in east central Greece between the cliffs of Mount Oeta and the Malic Gulf, and in ancient times, it was a principal entrance into southern Greece from the north. It was there that the Greeks confronted the third Persian expedition of the Persian Wars - an army of as many as a half-million men under Xerxes. When they found that their position had been turned, however, the Greeks retreated precipitously - all except for a 300-strong Spartan contingent...
  • The world's first website went online 25 years ago today

    08/06/2016 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 6, 2016 | By Cara McGoogan
    Today marks the 25 anniversary of Sir Tim Berners-Lee launching the first website CREDIT: AP On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life in the twenty-first century."The WWW project merges the techniques of information retrieval and hypertext to make an easy but powerful global information system," said Berners-Lee on the world's first public website. "The project...
  • August 6 2011 ~ 5th Anniversary of Extortion 17 Mission

    08/06/2016 2:11:21 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 39 replies
    Brian Bill Foundation ^ | 8/6/16 | Owen Kellogg
    In remembrance ... today marks the 5th anniversary of the shoot down of Extortion 17. On August 6, 2011, the U.S. Navy SEALs and the Special Ops community suffered a huge loss when their CH-47 Chinook was shot down in Afghanistan. The 30 American deaths represent the greatest loss of U.S. military lives in a single incident in the decade-long war in Afghanistan that began in 2001. The Fallen: •SGT Alexander J. Bennett •SPC Spencer Duncan •CWO Bryan J. Nichols •CWO David R. Carter •SSG Patrick D. Hamburger •TSgt John W. Brown •SSgt Andrew W. Harvell •TSgt Daniel L. Zerbe...
  • An EIB 28th Anniversary Look Back Via Audio Sound Bites Describing Your Host

    08/01/2016 2:44:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, today we are starting our 29th year. This is our 28th anniversary being behind the Golden EIB Microphone, and there's one thing... We're gonna play some sound bites here from the past. The theme that Cookie set up... She did this on her own, by the way. I offered no direction. I never do on these anniversary shows. She thought it would be interesting to go back and look at the number of different ways I have been characterized and portrayed in various places, by various people over -- not all but some of these --...
  • 1975 Jimmy Hoffa vanishes (This day in History)

    07/31/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing in Detroit, Michigan. He was last seen alive in a parking lot outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant the previous afternoon. To this day, Hoffa’s fate remains a mystery, although many believe that he was murdered by organized crime figures. By the time of his disappearance, Hoffa had a long and murky career in union politics. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he became the main focus of government investigations into corruption. In 1962, Hoffa faced misdemeanor charges in Tennessee. He managed to get a mistrial but was convicted two years...
  • When A War Went Worldwide 75 Years Ago

    07/28/2016 5:51:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago, the world blew up in just six months. World War II ostensibly started two years earlier, when Germany invaded Poland. In truth, after the rapid German defeat of Poland in September 1939, the conflict was mostly confined to Western Europe for nearly the next two years. By summer of 1940, only Britain had survived Hitler's European victories. The dormant European war only went global on June 22, 1941, when Germany suddenly surprise-attacked the Soviet Union, its former partner. America and Asia were still not directly involved in the 1941 expansion of the war until the Japanese attacked...
  • The UT Tower Shooting, 50 Years Later

    07/23/2016 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 91 replies
    texasstandard.org ^ | 7/22/2016 | Laura Rice
    The Texas Standard spoke to nearly 100 survivors of the UT Tower shooting. Next week, you can hear their stories. Dallas. Baton Rouge. Nice. Orlando. It seems like we can’t go more than a few days without a violent event somewhere in the world. While it’s true these attacks are happening for very different and very complicated reasons – they keep happening. It’s almost hard to remember a time when they didn’t. But when a shooter took aim at the University of Texas of Austin campus from the top of the UT tower on August 1, 1966, no one had...
  • How Richard Speck's Rampage 50 Years Ago Changed a Nation

    07/14/2016 11:18:17 AM PDT · by Borges · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/14/2016 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Fifty years ago a stranger with a pockmarked face and a "Born To Raise Hell" tattoo on his left arm barged into a Chicago townhouse where a group of student nurses were living and proceeded to lead them "like lambs to the slaughter." The intruder's name was Richard Speck and for five hours he systematically tortured and murdered eight women, raping at least one of them. *** The crime horrified Chicago and the rest of the country because it was so unfathomable — a massacre for no apparent reason by a remorseless stranger against a group of young women he...
  • Win 10 Anniversary: 'We're beginning to check in final code' says Microsoft (July 29 countdown)

    07/10/2016 8:08:28 AM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 8, 2016 | Tim Anderson
    Microsoft has released build 14383 of Windows 10 Anniversary, for both PC and mobile, in preparation for its public launch on August 2nd 2016. Most "Insider" builds feature a watermark on the desktop, showing the version and build number, but that has gone in this build. "This is because we’re beginning to check in final code," said engineer Donar Sarkar in the announcement blog post, though we are promised more builds before release day. There are a bunch of fixes in this build but they are minor, as you would expect at this point in the release cycle. "We fixed...
  • Gettysburg 20th Maine bayonet charge at Little Round Top

    07/02/2016 9:23:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    civilwar.org ^ | JAMES R. BRANN
    Late in the afternoon of July 2, 1863, on a boulder-strewn hillside in southern Pennsylvania, Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain dashed headlong into history, leading his 20th Maine Regiment in perhaps the most famous counterattack of the Civil War.
  • 15 years on FR today!

    06/23/2016 7:07:02 AM PDT · by null and void · 97 replies
    me | 6/23/2016 | null and void
    I simply could resist putting this in Breaking News. Sorry. Here's to another 15!
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds (Major Win10 Update on the way...)

    06/21/2016 5:38:44 AM PDT · by dayglored · 48 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Jun 20, 2016 | Preston Gralla
    This summer, one year after the initial launch of Windows 10, Microsoft will release its first major update: the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It will be delivered in the usual way -- via Windows Update -- and will install automatically on its own. However, if you're curious (or apprehensive) about the upcoming update, you don't have to wait until the final release date to check it out. Microsoft has been releasing public preview builds, each one a little bit closer to the final version. Anyone can get and install those builds by first becoming part of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program,...
  • JimRob/Sheila : happy anniversary (46? I believe)

    06/13/2016 5:34:24 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 80 replies
    memory jog journals | June 13, 2016 | DollyHoward
    Marriage isn't easy as most of us know. It's work and commitment. I offer a personal toast to the founder of Free Republic and thank him for his years of dedication to our republic and for providing a meeting place to smile, rant, grow and share We are all different and all have various expectations. All contribute differently. Some with research. Some with quick creative minds. Some create clever graphics. Some offer save spiritual wisdom. Thats for starters. There are spelling and grammar horses - one of which I am not. There are lurkers and prolific posters. There are memories...
  • 72nd D-Day Anniversary: All Who Serve Are a Part of the Greatest Generation

    06/06/2016 5:50:36 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2016 | James Carafano
    Stop your average American on the street and ask them “what happened on June 6?” Surprisingly—a few might recall that on a dreary morning while the low-tide lapped lazily on the rocky coast of Normandy, France, brave men in battle armor no thicker than a khaki shirt grimly headed toward Hitler’s Atlantic wall. There is nothing special to mark the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Nothing special—other than the men themselves. That 18-year-old struggling up the steep bluffs of Omaha Beach while tracer rounds flashed overhead would be 90 years old now, eyes flickering still...
  • Heirs keeping the D-Day stories alive

    06/06/2013 1:39:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013, 3:01 AM | George R. Carter
    At the Vineland (N.J.) Veterans Memorial Home, assistant business manager William H. Palmer Jr. has a special bond with the 175 or so World War II veterans who live there. His father, Ensign William H. Palmer, was part of a secret mission during the D-Day invasion that delivered messages from the command ship Ancon to the shore during days of radio silence. … Just like Butch Maisel, a Baltimore history teacher whose father landed on D-Day, Palmer is determined to carry forth the legacy. “I went to find out what my father did on D-Day,” he said, and the research...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ D-Day, June 6, 1944 ~ 06 June 2016

    06/05/2016 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 117 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ NORMANDY INVASION May 1944 had been chosen at the conference in Washington in May 1943 as the time for the invasion. Difficulties in assembling landing craft forced a postponement until June, but June 5 was fixed as the unalterable date by Eisenhower on May 17. As the day approached and troops began to embark for the crossing, bad weather set in, threatening dangerous landing conditions. After tense debate, Eisenhower and his subordinates decided on a 24-hour delay, requiring the recall of some ships already at sea. Eventually, on the morning of June 5,...
  • What John Paul II Intended to Say the Day He Was Shot

    05/09/2016 6:03:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 5/7/16 | Diane Montagna
    35 years after his assassination attempt, the catechesis and two important announcements JPII never made that fateful dayVATICAN CITY — Thirty-five years ago, on May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot as he made his way through St. Peter’s Square in the pope-mobile, responding to the warm greetings of the faithful and pilgrims before the general audience. At 5:19pm, the pope was the victim of an assassination attempt perpetrated by a young Turkish man named Mehmet Ali Agca. During the general audience, the Holy Father had intended to speak to the faithful about a theme very dear to...
  • ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings

    04/20/2016 8:02:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    ‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings mike.rosenwald@washpost.com Follow @mikerosenwald View Archive RSS Feed April 20 at 6:34 AM Columbine High Schoolshooter, Eric Harris. (AP Photo/HO) Wednesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre — the terrible day in 1999 when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 and wounded dozens more before killing themselves in Colorado.In the strangely American phenomenon of mass shootings, Columbine comes up again and again. As I wrote last year: It was Columbine that changed everything…a horrifying event that occurred just as the Internet was taking root in the...
  • Oklahoma City Remembers 21 Years After Deadly Murrah Federal Bombing

    04/19/2016 2:24:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 19, 2016 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    Tuesday morning, people across the state and country will take time to remember the 168 lives that were lost 21 years ago. On April 19, 1995, a bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, destroying much of the nine-story structure. While the scars have healed since that day, the memories are still fresh in the minds of so many. Today, we honor those 168 lives lost, but not forgotten. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum hosts the 21st Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday. During the program, 168 seconds of silence will be observed...
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • 110th San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Anniversary Honors Victims of Ecuador, Japan

    04/18/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    As they have for 110 years in a row, residents and emergency crew members met early Monday morning at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to mark those who died and suffered during the great quake and fire on 1906. Except this year was different. It was the first time that no original survivors were left. The death of Bill Del Monte earlier this year at age 109, marked the end of the last 1906 survivor — an inevitable page turning in the long tale of the Bay Area’s most famous catastrophe. Still, a sizable crowd gathered at the gold fire...
  • Yuri Gagarin: Celebrating first man in outer space 55 years later (slideshow)

    04/12/2016 11:02:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | April 12, 2016
    Please click the link to view the slideshow. There are 40 images, minus a few ads.
  • 240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

    03/28/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 28, 2016 | Katie Dowd
    On March 28, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and a small band of settlers reached San Francisco and laid the groundwork what would become the city's first major landmarks: the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Asis. Captain de Anza's arrival in San Francisco was the culmination of a long trek from Arizona with 247 soldiers, women and children. The expedition was commissioned by the Mexican viceroy, who hoped to establish a permanent settlement there.
  • Remember the Alamo on her 180th Anniversary

    03/06/2016 9:50:10 AM PST · by GregoTX · 44 replies
    Tour Texas ^ | March 6 2016
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