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This Day in History: January 6th- Four Freedoms

This Day in History: January 6th- Four Freedoms

Kathy Padden January 6, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 6, 1941 Equality of opportunity for youth and for others. Jobs for those who can work. Security for those who need it. The ending of special privilege for the

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This Day in History: January 5th- Digging Up Jericho

This Day in History: January 5th- Digging Up Jericho

Kathy Padden January 5, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 5, 1978 Dame Kathleen Kenyon was a British archaeologist who excavated the city of Jericho to its Stone Age foundation, and proved it was the world’s oldest continuously occupied

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This Day in History: January 2nd- Niagara Falls

This Day in History: January 2nd- Niagara Falls

Kathy Padden January 2, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 2, 1929 On January 2, 1929, the United States and Canada agreed to combine efforts to divert the Niagara River. The two nations were hoping to protect Niagara Falls,

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This Day in History: January 1st- Betsy

This Day in History: January 1st- Betsy

Kathy Padden January 1, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 1, 1752 In the summer of 1776, the story goes that General George Washington paid a visit to a newly widowed seamstress regarding the design for their new nation’s

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This Day in History: December 31st- A One Armed Drummer

This Day in History: December 31st- A One Armed Drummer

Kathy Padden December 31, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 31, 1984 “Perseverance. I guess that would be the biggest thing I learned about myself. But I suppose that had a lot to do with the strength of those

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This Day in History: December 30th- Bo Diddley

This Day in History: December 30th- Bo Diddley

Kathy Padden December 30, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 30, 1928 “I tell musicians, ‘Don’t trust nobody but your mama, And even then, look at her real good.’” – Bo Diddley Rock and Roll trail blazer Bo Diddley’s

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This Day in History: December 29th- The Murder of the Archibishop of Canterbury

This Day in History: December 29th- The Murder of the Archibishop of Canterbury

Kathy Padden December 29, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 29, 1170 “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” –Henry II On the cold winter’s night of December 29, 1170, one of the most notorious murders of

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This Day in History: December 26th- Setting the Bar

This Day in History: December 26th- Setting the Bar

Kathy Padden December 26, 2014 1

This Day In History: December 26, 1973 “We were around 14 years old when this came out. My friend started swearing his bed was lifting up in the night after we saw this…. It

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This Day in History: December 25th- The Invention of the Nativity Scene

This Day in History: December 25th- The Invention of the Nativity Scene

Kathy Padden December 25, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 25, 1223 For those who celebrate Christmas, a nativity scene is a sure sign that the season is in full swing. The tradition is followed by Christians the world

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This Day in History: December 24th- Silent Night

This Day in History: December 24th- Silent Night

Kathy Padden December 24, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 24, 1818 On a cold Christmas Eve, Pastor Joseph Franz Mohr walked to the home of his friend Franz Xaver Gruber carrying a poem he had written two years

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This Day in History: December 23rd- Joseph Smith

This Day in History: December 23rd- Joseph Smith

Kathy Padden December 23, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 23, 1805 “You don’t know me – you never will. You never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it; I shall never undertake it.

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This Day in History: December 22nd- Dostoyevsky’s Second Chance

This Day in History: December 22nd- Dostoyevsky’s Second Chance

Kathy Padden December 22, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 22, 1849 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer, journalist, and philosopher. He worked within, and was obviously influenced by, the constraints of 19th century Russia. Some of his

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This Day in History: December 19th- Poor Richard

This Day in History: December 19th- Poor Richard

Kathy Padden December 19, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 19, 1732 Ben Franklin was, by all accounts, a busy guy. Throughout his life, he made a name for himself as a printer, postmaster, author, scientist, satirist, inventor, diplomat

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This Day in History: December 18th- The Grinch

This Day in History: December 18th- The Grinch

Kathy Padden December 18, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 18, 1966 “Christmas day will always be, just so long as we have we.” When “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” first aired on December 18, 1966, the most optimistic

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This Day in History: December 17th- Through the Tulips

This Day in History: December 17th- Through the Tulips

Kathy Padden December 17, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 17, 1969 On December 17, 1969, the oddly engaging ukulele strumming pop sensation Tiny Tim, most famous for the song “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”, married his girlfriend, Miss Vicki,

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This Day in History: December 16th- The Fever

This Day in History: December 16th- The Fever

Kathy Padden December 16, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 16, 1977 “Would ya just watch the hair? Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.” – Tony Manero

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This Day in History: December 15th- The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

This Day in History: December 15th- The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

Kathy Padden December 15, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 15, 1944 Glenn Miller was on the top of his game in 1944. He led the most popular recording group in the world. His only rival for king of

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This Day in History: December 12th- The Leicester Codex

This Day in History: December 12th- The Leicester Codex

Kathy Padden December 12, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 12, 1980 When an ordinary person doodles, the results eventually get tossed in the trash without a second thought. But when one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance

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