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  • Apollo 8: First Around the Moon [50th Anniversary of Launch TODAY!]

    12/21/2018 10:44:21 AM PST · by SES1066 · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | 09/18/18 | Elizabeth Howell
    Apollo 8 was the second crewed mission of the Apollo program and the first mission to bring humans to the moon. The six-day mission lifted off on Dec. 21, 1968, with its crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders. The flight included a day orbiting the moon, during which the astronauts took the "Earthrise" picture — one of the most iconic photographs ever taken of our planet.
  • Bill Clinton was impeached 20 years ago today (vanity)

    12/19/2018 8:39:51 AM PST · by Borges · 35 replies
    Did not see this event noted today.
  • This date has forever lived in infamy (12/7/1941)

    12/07/2018 8:26:35 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Bill Federer
    On Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three hundred fifty Japanese aircraft sank five American battleships and three destroyers. Four hundred U.S. aircraft were destroyed. Over 4,000 were killed or wounded. Subsequent investigations revealed warnings may have been disregarded, such as Four-Star Admiral H.E. Kimmel’s statement in a 1958 radio interview hosted by Notre Dame Law School Dean Clarence Manion: “General Short and I were not given the information available in Washington and were not informed of the impending attack because it was feared that action in Hawaii might deter the Japanese from making the attack. Our president had...
  • Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

    11/19/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 251 replies
    Many | November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should...
  • The sad, shocking story behind the Jonestown massacre, 40 years later

    11/20/2018 4:14:03 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 76 replies
    Yahoo TV/Entertainment ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ethan Alter Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
    ...author Jeff Guinn, who wrote the 2017 book The Road to Jonestown. ...Guinn expressed some regret that the Jonestown massacre has become such a ubiquitous reference point, inspiring such oft-heard phrases as, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” “First of all, it wasn’t Kool-Aid,” he notes. “And second, let’s face what the connotation is; it’s used to mean, ‘Don’t be a mindless zombie who just automatically follows orders from an obviously demented leader.’... ...We spoke with Guinn about the details that are often left out when Jonestown is discussed, and what parallels he sees between Jim Jones and a leader like Donald...
  • Jonestown Revisited: Jackie Speier, a 40-Year-Old Audio, Heroism and Difficult Memories

    11/18/2018 5:41:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 118 2018
    Long-lost audio tape shows Rep. Ryan planned to rescue willing residents (Editor’s Note: Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of a still-shocking mass-killing that left more than 900 people dead in “Jonestown,” a remote settlement in Guyana founded by cult leader Jim Jones. Most were poisoned with a cyanide-laced drink. Leo J. Ryan, a Democratic lawmaker from San Francisco, had traveled to Jonestown to investigate reports of people being held against their will in Jonestown. Ryan and four others were fatally shot at a nearby airstrip. Rep Jackie Speier, D-Calif., then a Ryan staffer, was among several more who were shot...
  • 20 Years on FreeRepublic. Looking forward to 30.

    11/14/2018 4:09:53 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 35 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Eddie01
    Thanks to Jim and John Robinson, the admin mods who've given me well deserved time outs (except once) and of course the most amazing Freepathon crew. No greater place on earth exists for conservative thought and expression. Because we reject group think and engage each other intellectually, we grow together. The opposite of the liberal hive mind. When I got here in '98, I came via the dissolution of political forums where liberal / conservative hand to hand combat was the norm. The genius of FreeRepublic was it was the right idea at the right time. I followed another current...
  • Shameless Vanity: My 20th Anniversary at FreeRepublic. Lucky Me!

    11/11/2018 3:55:04 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 79 replies
    chickensoup | 11.11.18 | chickensoup
    This is the 20th anniversary of my years at FreeRepublic. I joined on November 9, 1998. I found a home here and have enjoyed my almost daily visits. Some of the most fascinating people have passed through the FR portal and the beautiful format allowed for sustained conversation and deep education of this fledgling conservative. FR also has provided much support and guidance through the talents and knowledge and kindnesses of its members. Tied down with four children to support, homeschool, and raise, singlehandedly, I was never able to make any of the events and was sad not to attend...
  • TWENTY YEARS ON FREEREPUBLIC!

    11/01/2018 5:51:49 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 88 replies
    11/1/2018 | Me!
    Two decades on Free Republic! Thanks for an amazing journey that I hope is far from over.
  • Lest we forget……. The March for Justice October 31, 1998

    10/31/2018 6:32:09 AM PDT · by bert · 140 replies
    Recollections of A FRee Republic Poster | October 31, 2018 | bert
    For weeks ahead of the date, folks like me had to decide……. Do I really believe all this stuff we discuss daily on Free Republic? Should I scrounge up some money and set aside the time to travel to Washington DC to be a part of what is being called The March For Justice? The Answer is Yes! There was to be a march with State flags. I bought a Tennessee state flag to wave in the gathering. To my astonishment, as I waved the flag, several Tennesseans in the crowd rallied to the flag and zap…..we had a Tennessee...
  • Today in US military history: "The Mighty Thor," and LBJ ends ROLLING THUNDER

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of 1st Lt. Todd J. Bryant, who was killed by an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Fallujah, Iraq on this day in 2003. The 23-year-old native of Riverside, Calif. was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and is one of nine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2002 who gave their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. 1941: Although the United States has not yet entered the war, U.S. Naval vessels are serving as convoy escorts. When a German U-boat wolfpack attacks an Allied convoy near Iceland, the...
  • 20 Years with Free Republic

    10/29/2018 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Nateman · 80 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct 29,2018 | Nateman
    Twenty year Freeper anniversary. I joined up during the corrupt Clinton years. It was also the time I stopped watching TV news because I was tired of being lied to , tired of the endless sucking up to RAT leaders , tired of Hollywood idiots pontificating as if their celebrity status made their worse than worthless opinions worth listening to, and , most of all , just plain tired of being tired. It was during this time I learned how to photo-shop with free software made for Linux: GIMP. It’s available for Windows as well but after years of...
  • Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing

    10/28/2018 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    With all the media focus on the caravan, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder, and later the pipe bombs, there was scant coverage of the tragic Beirut US Marine Barracks bombing October 23, 1983. We had proof positive intelligence the orders for that bombing came direct from Tehran, but we never responded. It is well to review the events surrounding this tragedy and why we never responded. On that day, 241 of our finest military personnel were killed, with scores more seriously injured. Almost simultaneously, a similar attack was carried out at the French military headquarters, killing 58 French paratroopers....
  • On the Internet, no one knows you're a cat (Vanity)

    10/12/2018 10:49:18 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 15 replies
    KK | October 12, 2018 | KK
    KosmicKitty - Since Oct 12, 2002
  • I Missed my 20-year Anniversary on FR!

    09/25/2018 3:59:09 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 175 replies
    9/25/2018 | Me
    I just realized that I didn’t celebrate my 20th year anniversary with FreeRepublic! It was back in June. Thank you, FR! You have been my go-to site in all times of trouble! I will donate $50 right now to commemorate this belated anniversary!
  • A decade after the 2008 crash, we’re repeating its mistakes

    09/07/2018 6:16:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    theglobeandmail ^ | 09/07/2018 | Doug Saunders
    Ten years ago this week, I was in Madrid on a Monday afternoon, watching as some of the 26,000 employees of Lehman Brothers spilled onto a Manhattan sidewalk, their mighty investment bank suddenly non-existent. As I could plainly see, this was no mere American crisis: the streets around me were already filling with Spanish and Central American workers forced to walk away from construction projects where work had halted, permanently, their U.S. and European bank financing having suddenly vanished. Over the next couple of days, the world economy ground to a halt, some of the mightiest financial institutions of the...
  • This day in history: President Reagan responds to Soviet Union's downing of Korean Air Flight 007

    09/06/2018 3:23:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/06/1983 | Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans, I'm coming before you tonight about the Korean Air Line massacre - the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world. Our prayers tonight are with the victims and their families in their time of terrible grief. Our hearts go out to them - to brave people like Kathryn McDonald, the wife of a Congressman whose composure and eloquence on the day of her husband's death moved us all. He will be sorely missed...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • More Russians Approve of Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia Than Oppose It

    08/21/2018 1:05:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 21, 2018
    Tuesday, Aug. 21, marks the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia that crushed the Prague Spring, an attempt by local reformists to establish “socialism with a human face.” More Russians have said that they approve of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 than view it as a mistake, an independent Levada Center poll has said. Czechoslovakia remained under Soviet influence for the next 20 years until change came peacefully in the 1980s. Thirty-six percent of Levada’s respondents said the decision to quash the Prague Spring was “definitely” or “rather” correct, while 19 percent said the Soviet Union...
  • It Was Twenty Years Ago Today....

    08/15/2018 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 33 replies
    August 15, 2018 | Founding Father
    ....that I quit lurking and signed up as a poster on Free Republic. Thank you Jim, you are a true patriot. A moments silence for those who have gone on. A hearty thank you to everyone for making this the best site there is. God bless you each and every one.