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Happy Thanksgiving! From the Past and Into the Future!

Happy Thanksgiving! Make yours great! And remember reverence, family,

country, and to not take freedom for granted..."The Pilgrims made seven

times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished

than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." -H.U.

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Added by Walter Pearson on November 28, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, POW/MIA, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1595 Mexican explorer Don Juan de Oñate's petition and contract for the conquest of New Mexico was presented to Luís de Velasco, the viceroy of Nueva Vizcaya. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/sep21.html…
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Added by Walter Pearson on September 21, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Curiosity and Neil, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1191 The Battle of Arsuf was fought, a battle of the Third Crusade, in which Richard I of England defeated Saladin at Arsuf. Following a series of harassing attacks by Saladin's forces, Richard's forces resisted attempts to disrupt its cohesion until the Hospitallers broke ranks; he regrouped his forces and led them to victory.…

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Added by Walter Pearson on September 7, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Space, Music, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 79 Stratovolcano Mount Vesuviusis erupted in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions of all time. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic flows. An estimated 3,000 people died from the eruption.…

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Added by Walter Pearson on August 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Sports, Music, GOP, More!

On This Date In 1740 Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini (March 31, 1675 – May 3, 1758) was elected Pope Benedict XIV, and served until his death.
On This Date In 1785 Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785), governor of both the colony and…
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Added by Walter Pearson on August 17, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Space Curiosity, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1756 The Battle of Fort Oswego was fought, a series of early French victories in the North American theater of the Seven Years’ War won in spite of New France’s military vulnerability. During the week of August 10, 1756, a force of regulars and Canadian militia under General Montcalm captured and occupied the British fortifications at Fort Oswego, located at the…
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Added by Walter Pearson on August 10, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

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On This Date In 1492 Genoese navigator, colonizer and explorer Christopher Columbus set out on his first voyage to what came to be known as the New World. With three ships and a crew of ninety, Columbus hoped to find a western route to the Far East. Instead, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria landed in the Bahama Islands.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on August 3, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Friday! This Day In History, Military, Music, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1776 The secret Congressional emissary to France, Silas Deane, wrote a letter to Congress, informing them that he had been successful beyond his expectations in France. The Committee of Congress for Secret Correspondence, consisting of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Harrison, John Dickinson, John Hay and Robert Morris, had instructed Deane to meet with French…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 27, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1787 The U.S. Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance, structuring settlement of the Northwest Territory and creating a policy for the addition of new states to the nation. The members of Congress knew that if their new confederation were to survive intact, it had to resolve the states' competing claims to western territory.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 13, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1758 Through July 8, the Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga, was fought during the French and Indian War (which was part of the global Seven Years War). It was fought near Fort Carillon (now known as Fort Ticonderoga) on the shore of Lake Champlain in the frontier area between the British colony of New York and the French colony of…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 6, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Music, 'Supreme' Court?, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1613 The Globe Theater in London, England, where most of Shakespeare's plays debuted, went up in flames during a performance of Henry the Eighth. A theatrical cannon, set off during the performance, misfired, igniting the wooden beams and thatching. According to one of the few surviving documents of the event, no one…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 29, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1611 After spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinied against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and set him, his teenage son, and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the eight others were never seen again.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Remembrance, Military, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1215 Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter.” The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation's laws. Although more a…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 15, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1779 The court-martial of Benedict Arnold convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a relatively clean record in the early days of the American Revolution, Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons and illegally buying and selling goods. Although his notorious betrayal was still many…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 1, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1660 Under invitation by leaders of the English Commonwealth, Charles II, the exiled king of England, landed at Dover, England, to assume the throne and end 11 years of military rule, in what is known as the English Restoration.
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 25, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Donna Summer, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1676 During King Philip's War, Captain William Turner of the Massachusetts Militia and a group of about 150 militia volunteers (mostly minimally trained farmers) attacked a large fishing camp of Native Americans at Peskeopscut on the Connecticut River (now called Turners Falls, Massachusetts). The colonists claimed they killed 100–200 Native Americans in…
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 18, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military Appreciation and Mother's Day, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1776 In a letter addressed to the president of Congress, American General George Washington recommended raising companies of German-Americans to use against the German mercenaries anticipated to fight for Britain. Washington hoped this would engender a spirit of disaffection and desertion among Britain's paid soldiers.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 11, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1626 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit, hired by the Dutch West India Company to oversee its trading and colonizing activities in the Hudson River region, arrived on the wooded island of Manhattan in present-day New York, and became famous for purchasing Manhattan from resident Algonquin Indians for the equivalent of $24. The transaction was a mere formality, however,…
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 4, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 4977 BC The universe was created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.
On This Date In 1521 After…
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Added by Walter Pearson on April 27, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Friday! This Day In History, Remembrance, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1775 The Gunpowder Incident was a conflict early in the American Revolutionary War between Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, and militia led by Patrick Henry. On April 20, 1775, one day after the Battles of Lexington and Concord (and well before news of that event reached Virginia), Lord Dunmore ordered the removal of the gunpowder from…
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