Category Archives: History

Meme of the day – Ronald Reagan, 1992

Quoting Tara Ross: On this day in 1992, former President Ronald Reagan gives a speech that you might recognize. Will we soon find that nothing lasts longer than a “temporary” seizure of emergency governmental power during a pandemic? Food for … Continue reading

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1976 American Freedom Train

Launched on the 200th anniversary of the USA, the American Freedom Train traveled the country carrying artifacts that represent what America is and was. My very best friend, a GM executive at the time, was on the board of the … Continue reading

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“A simple democracy, or an unbalanced republic, is one of the greatest evils”

Thus said Benjamin Rush. Every time somebody says that the USA is a democracy, kindly correct them! Written by TARA ROSS: On this day in 1789, a signer of the Declaration of Independence writes a letter to John Adams. The … Continue reading

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Apollo 11: What We Saw – Part 4 | Magnificent Desolation

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: β€œThat’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing … Continue reading

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Tweet of the day – Tuberculosis vs Covid-19

Here’s a photo from the beginning of the 20th century. School being held outside during a TB pandemic. Oh look, it's New York City a hundred years ago having school outdoors during a tuberculosis pandemic πŸ‘‡πŸ» — Cari Kelemen … Continue reading

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This Day in History: Mount Rushmore is dedicated

Tara Ross Blog: At about this time in 1927, President Calvin Coolidge speaks at a dedication ceremony for Mount Rushmore. Work would begin on that famous monument soon thereafter. Mount Rushmore, as you know, has been at the heart of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day …

(Courtesy of Powerline) President Calvin Coolidge celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1926, with a speech providing a magisterial review of the history and thought underlying the Declaration. His speech on the occasion deserves … Continue reading

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How much do you know about American history?

Remember the citizenship test I posted a link to a few years ago? It was included in this post, but the updated link is at the end of today’s post. What’s it all about? Speaking Up! Here’s some stats that … Continue reading

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Today in history, July 2, 1776

I think the most startling story about Adams and Jefferson is that on July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, died on the same day within five hours of each other. … Continue reading

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This Day in History: The three-day Battle of Gettysburg

Tara Ross Blog: On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins. Our nation should have been celebrating its 87th birthday that week. Instead, we were engaged in a brutal, 3-day battle that would end with as many as … Continue reading

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