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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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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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Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics
Kareem nails it.

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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 13:
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 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 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 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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