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  • Norwegian Church Denounces Luthers Anti-Jewish Writings

    11/25/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2016
    Norwegian Church Denounces Luthers Anti-Jewish Writings November 25 STOCKHOLM Norways 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 years 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, the Church of Norways General Synod said some of Luthers 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, 196353 years ago todayPresident 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 Reformations 500th anniversary, Germanys 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 Matthews 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 dads 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 Streets 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 Yorks 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 familys property. But the Weavers 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 thats 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 MacArthurs 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, Hoffas 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 cant go more than a few days without a violent event somewhere in the world. While its true these attacks are happening for very different and very complicated reasons they keep happening. Its almost hard to remember a time when they didnt. 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 were 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? Surprisinglya 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 Hitlers Atlantic wall. There is nothing special to mark the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Nothing specialother 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. Peters 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! Theyre massing for battle. Decked in lobster-red, marching up whats 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 Lottas 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 Areas 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
    On March 6th, one of the most significant events in the history of not only our state, but our country, will be commemorated: the Battle of the Alamo. Why is this battle so important? I think because it shows just how much we Americans value our freedoms and what we will sacrifice to preserve them. At the Alamo, 189 documented defenders took on thousands of Mexican troops, a turning point in the Texas Revolution. Battle at the AlamoThe valiant Texians held on for 12 days, finally being annihilated on the 13th day, March 6. The event motivated the Texians, and...
  • Challenger 7: 30 Years Ago

    January 28th marks 30 years since the Challenger Disaster. Seems so long ago, yet it is one of those days people never forget. School was out that day, probably because of bad weather, and I remember watching on television the news showing the explosion over and over. I will never forget. We didn’t give up on spaceflight that day, but I wish more would have seen the real promise of the Final Frontier. Instead, many in government still see it as another “get-elected-for-a-few-years” opportunity. The vision of government sees only through the next election cycle, not seven generations hence. There...
  • The first website went online 25 years ago today

    12/20/2015 9:22:56 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 63 replies
    Engadget ^ | 12-20-2015 | Jon Fingas
    If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world's first website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August 1991), and it wasn't much more than an explanation of how the hypertext-based project worked.
  • Eight trees planted for children slain in house of horror

    12/19/2015 7:20:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    DPA international ^ | December 20, 2015
    Sydney (dpa) - Relatives of eight children slain in their beds one year ago gathered Sunday to plant eight blossoming frangipani trees in their memory. The stabbings of three sisters, ages 2, 11 and 12, their four brothers, ages 5, 6, 8 and 9, and their 14-year-old cousin still shocks the community of Manoora, a suburb of Cairns in tropical far north Australia. The mother of the children, Raina Thaiday, 38, was found by her 20-year-old son in the garden of 34 Murray Street that the morning covered in blood and suffering self-inflicted wounds. Within days she was charged with...
  • Celebrating Frank Zappa on his 75th birthday

    12/18/2015 9:51:43 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 38 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Friday, December 18, 2015 | Jonathan deBurca Butler
    SHORTLY after his death from prostate cancer in 1993, the musician and sometime film director Frank Zappa was honored by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Centre which named an asteroid after him. The citation announcing the naming of 3834 Zappafrank appeared in the Minor Planet Circular and noted that “Zappa was an eclectic, self-trained artist and composer with incredible energy and a biting wit”. [snip] In high school he was a drummer in his first band but gradually he moved on to guitar. It was one of several instruments he would go on to master. Rolling Stone magazine ranked...
  • San Bernadino 12/02 bloodbath coincides with one of Islam's largest Martyrdom Anniversaries

    12/02/2015 9:39:17 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 33 replies
    The Iran Project ^ | 12/02/2015 | Shia Post
    12/02/2015 is a significant tragic day for San Bernadino, and the USA. It also happens to be a Very significant Martyrdom Anniversary for Islam... Connections? Islamic Education Center, Atlanta http://www.zainabia.com/sample-page/calendar/important-dates/ Important Islamic Dates 1437 AH (2015 – 2016): 20 Safar, 1437 = December 02, 2015 * Arbayeen (40th Day of Imam Hussain Martyrdom Anniversary)  Muslims observe Arbaeen in Iran - The Iran Project www.theiranproject.com/ blog/ 2015/ 12/ 02/ mus... Proxy Highlight 17 hours ago ... ... elegies are recited in memory of Imam Hussein and his 72 loyal companions. The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious...
  • Happy Birthday to Me......

    11/29/2015 1:17:16 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 62 replies
    29 November 2015 | Self
    Today is my 15th FR Anniversary. In that time I've seen the rise and fall of the Clintons, 9/11, Bush, and Obama. I've posted 1191 threads, and 18,994 posts. I've seen a lot of good FReepers come and go, and a lot of not-so-good FReepers come and go. I've truly enjoyed my time here and this has become my go-to site for any news that happens around the world. I've learned that FR and its denizens can be counted upon to break most news stories quickly and reasonably accurately. The discussions here have not only opened my eyes to new...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: JFK Assassinated in Dallas TX

    11/22/2015 1:15:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    Nov. 22, 2015 | Vanity
    The Official Government 'Warren Report' concluded that JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald who was subsequently killed by Jack Ruby.Everyone knows the background of this day and the events.But did the Official 'Warren Report' really report what actually happened?Tell me if you believed the 'Warren Report' or you have other 'inside' information.
  • On November 14, 1914 Islamic Jihad was declared

    11/14/2015 4:15:00 AM PST · by hondact200 · 13 replies
    November | hondact200
    After the attacks on November 13, 2015 in Paris France, what significant event occurred in Islamic Radicalism History
  • Scandal: Jews not invited to Swedish Kristallnacht commemoration

    11/09/2015 11:01:40 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/2015 | Tova Dvorin
    The organizers of an anti-Nazi event in Sweden face controversy Monday, after declining to invite the Jewish community to the event. "Umeå against Nazism" will run in the city of Umeå on Tuesday and Wednesday, commemorating Kirstallnacht, or the "Night of Broken Glass," the massive 1938 pogrom against Austrian and German Jews which is seen as marking the start of the holocaust. But, absurdly, Jews will not be invited. The organizers claim that inviting the Jewish community presents a security risk, nt.se reports, citing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel protests present at past events.
  • Election Night 1980 from CBS [ Video from 35 Years Ago Today]

    11/04/2015 5:50:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13: From 11/4/1980 | a depressed bunch of CBS "journalists"
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