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August 26: Mother Theresa, After Hours
August 26: today in history (from Wikipedia) 1748 – "The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium , is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ." Coffee and cookies were then served in the basement.* 1789 – "The Declaration o...
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Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics
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April 13: today in history (fr om Wikipedia ) 1964 – "At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field." I saw this movie a very long time ago, as a kid, and bare...
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April 11, 2014:400 miles
April 11 : today in history (from Wikipedia) 1957 – "United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule." We need more Singapores. A world of tens of thousands of city-states would be far superior to our antiquated nation-state system. 1976 – "The Apple I is cr...
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April 9, 2014: Old Man Wisdom, or Damn! I'm good!
April 9: today in history (from Wikipeda ) 1865 – "American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war." What was the point of it all? ...
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August 25
Returning to this "This Day in History" series after a four-month lay-off, if even for a day:  August 25: this day in history (from Wikipedia) 1609 – " Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers ."  Why is Galileo considered a he...
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April 15: the Old Leonardo, the New Emma, and What's Up anyway?
April 15: this day in history ( from Wikipedia ) 1892 – "The General Electric Company is formed." Created David Letterman and Seinfeld. Good enough for me. 1947 – "Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line." Too bad Afr...
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April 14: the Queen of Country Music, Serpico, Charley Hustle,videotape, etc.
April 14: today in history (from Wikipedia ) 43 BC – "Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar's assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Hirt...
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April 12: Lonely and dreaming of the West Coast
April 12: today in history (from Wikipedia ) 1606 – "The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships." And by The Who, which formed round about that time. 1917 – "World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridg...
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April 10: rockin' this town
April 10: today in history (from Wikipedia) 1816 – "The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States." Morons! 1874 – "The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska." Tree huggers! (Just kidding, this...
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April 8: Who owns the night?
April 8: today in history (from W ikipedia ) 1730 – "Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated." Probably not the last, or that is now one huge synagogue. 1913 – "The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring dire...
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