Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,027
21%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 21% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: anniversary

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • NATIONAL MOON DAY July 20

    07/20/2017 11:53:12 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    National Moon Day is observed annually on July 20 and commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the moon. Armstrong stepped first onto the lunar surface, six hours after landing and spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Aldrin spent slightly less time but together they collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted Apollo 11...
  • She’s ROLLING: Andrea Mitchell tweets about 100th anniversary of WWII, there’s just 1 problem

    07/16/2017 3:58:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/16/2017 | Sam J
    July 14 is Bastille Day, the French national holiday that celebrates the beginning of republican democracy in France and the end of tyrannical rule. Many media outlets in America reported on the festivities around the celebration in France: But none did it … better … than Andrea Mitchell.
  • On this day in History: Congress votes for independence

    07/02/2017 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    History.com ^ | July 2, 1776
    On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare independence, though they would likely be ready to vote in favor of a break with England in due course. Thus, Congress agreed to delay the vote on Lees Resolution until July 1. In the intervening...
  • 10 years ago today, Apple and iPhone changed our world

    06/29/2017 12:16:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    iMore ^ | June 29, 2017 | BY RENE RITCHIE
    Ten years ago today Apple shipped a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products. It was one product. And we got it, Steve. We got iPhone. On June 28, 2007, Apple shipped the original iPhone. People had been waiting outside for days in lineups that ran for blocks. Anticipation was off the charts. Competitors were nervously dismissing it as a over-reaching and over-priced. Media was calling it the Jesus Phone. Steve Jobs had put sneaker to stage only six months earlier to introduce it. The most incredible keynote...
  • Golden Girl Megyn Kelly vs. The Most Hated Man in American Media

    06/18/2017 6:56:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    This was not how it was supposed to be. The most hated man in American media has dealt a serious and potentially knockout blow to the career of the woman who thought she was all set to take him on and proceed unimpeded on the fast track to maybe becoming the next Oprah. The battle pitting the two well-known personalities commenced two weeks ago when Megyn Kelly, the golden girl of 21st century TV infotainment, started pursuing controversial talk show host and Infowars founder Alex Jones as the next big interview “get” for her new prime time NBC television network...
  • D-Day: June 6th 1944 as it happened (it had already begun by now)

    06/05/2017 6:25:07 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 67 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00PM BST 06 Jun 2014 | Richard Preston & Ben Hazell
    Timeline of the D-Day landings of 6th June 1944 hour by hour as events unfolded on the day
  • Ceremony Marks 73rd Anniversary of D-Day Landings

    06/05/2017 10:38:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Defense.gov ^ | 6/5/2017 | Army Spc. Kelsey M Little
    SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France, June 5, 2017 — "There are moments in a nation's history when its future course is decided by a chosen few who walked bravely into the valley of the shadow of death," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Iron Mike Memorial here yesterday. "In such moments, young men and women pledge their lives so that their nation can live," said NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command. U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne Division; French,...
  • All Right, All Right, All Right...Happy 19th Anniversary HARPU

    06/04/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by harpu · 16 replies
    June 4, 2017 | harpu
    WOW...thanks to Bill Clinton, 'yours truly' joined the FReeRepublic forum 19 years ago today and has never looked back. Many, many thanks to JimRob and John!!
  • Celebrating 50 years since The Beatles released Sgt Pepper album

    06/01/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6-1-2017 | Katie Spencer
    For many, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is The Beatles at their best. When it came out on 1 June 1967 it was unlike anything that had come before it. Experimental and immersive, it pushed musical boundaries. Half a century on, it remains one of the most influential albums of all time, as Beatles author Steve Turner explains: "It was artistically aspirational at a time when most of their contemporaries were still playing beat music of some kind or another. "They had these great ambitions. Paul was starting to go to the theatre, George was listening to Indian music,...
  • An 80th anniversary: The airship Hindenburg bursts into flames

    05/06/2017 12:02:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 05/06/2017 | ap
    The disaster struck without the least warning. The ship had angled its blunt nose toward the mooring mast, the spider-like landing lines had been snaked down and the ground crew had grasped the ropes from the nose, when the explosion roared out, scattering ground crew and spectators like frightened sheep. The passengers, who were waving gayly a minute before from the observation windows, were so stunned they could not describe late what happened. Some jumped to the sandy landing field along with members of the crew. Others seemed to have been pitched from the careening skyliner as it made its...
  • Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Armenian Remembrance Day 2017

    04/25/2017 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    President Donald J. Trump ^ | April 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century.  Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.  I join the Armenian community in America and around the world in mourning the loss of innocent lives and the suffering endured by so many. As we reflect on this dark chapter of human history, we also recognize the resilience of the Armenian people.  Many built new lives in the United...
  • Today in U.S. military history: Lincoln calls up volunteers and Robinson breaks the color barrier

    04/15/2017 8:24:37 AM PDT · by fugazi · 36 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 15 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1861: Following the capture of Fort Sumter by Confederate forces, Pres. Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteers (at the time, the Army consisted of just 16,000 men) to quell the rebellion. Four years to the day later, Lincoln would die from John Wilkes Booth mortally wounding him with a gunshot to the back of the head at Ford’s Theater. 1947: Former platoon leader in the 761st “Black Panther” Tank Battalion Jackie Robinson breaks the “color barrier,” becoming the first black baseball player in the Major Leagues. 1961: B-26B Invader bombers, painted by the CIA to resemble Cuban...
  • When U.S. Airstrikes Could Have Destroyed a Terrorist Regime,

    04/15/2017 5:13:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Where are the planes?!” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios exactly 56 years ago this week. The U.S. Naval armada (22 ships including the Carrier Essex loaded with deadly Skyhawk jets.) was sitting 16 miles off the southern Cuban coast near an inlet known as Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). The question — bellowed between blasts from a Soviet artillery and tank barrage landing around him — came from commander, Jose San Roman.“Send planes or we can’t last!” San Roman kept pleading to the very fleet that escorted his men to the beachhead (and sat much closer to them...
  • Trudeau faces history and political legacy of Vimy

    04/09/2017 6:02:23 AM PDT · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Apr 09, 2017 5:00 AM ET | By Murray Brewster
    The significance of Vimy has shifted through the decades as new generations ponder the sacrifice There were many people in chilly, war-weary London who wanted to shake Canadian prime minister Robert Borden's hand on April 9, 1917. The first accounts of "Canada's victorious day" on Vimy Ridge filtered through the imperial war cabinet within hours of the battle and well-wishers sought out the prime minister to offer congratulations. His diary bursts with pride. "I hope that this victory is only the augury of further triumphs," he wrote. Events may have moved quickly in those day, but news moved slowly. At...
  • On is date in 1863

    03/18/2017 3:48:02 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 18 replies
    About 50 women rioted in Salisbury, N.C. over the scarcity of flour and salt to feed their families. They blamed local businesses for speculating on flour and other necessities. By the end of the day they acquired 23 barrels of flour and 2 sacks of salt.
  • Ides of March -- 100th Anniversary of Tsar Nicholas II's Forced Abdication

    03/15/2017 10:45:07 AM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    RogueMoney.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | James Russia Analyst
    On this subject, the Russia Analyst has republished an article from an Orthodox Christian priest writing for the (now defunct?) site Orthodox England, reproduced from Pravmir.com below. The Russia Analyst will have much more to write soon regarding the truth of what renegade Hoover Institution historian Anthony Sutton recognized as the Wall Street and City of London funded Bolshevik Revolution -- which was a necessary condition for the dialectical/occultist driven Third Reich, also funded by the City and Wall Street, in Germany. The goal, as LaRouche movement historian and RogueMoney regular guest Harley Schlanger has stated, to have the Germans...
  • On this day in 1865

    03/13/2017 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 53 replies
    The Confederate Congress authorized the enlistment of slaves into the Confederate Army.
  • On this date in 1864

    03/09/2017 5:00:51 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 56 replies
    President Abraham Lincoln promotes Major General Ulysses S. Grant to the Rank of Lieutenant General. He is the first Army officer to hold that rank since George Washington.
  • Muslim terror hit Washington DC city hall 40 years ago this week

    03/11/2017 11:11:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/17 | Matthew Vadum
    We should remember it because it was one of the first acts of serious domestic terrorism” Long before Osama bin Laden’s lieutenants flew a hijacked commercial airliner into the Pentagon on 9/11, Muslim terrorists carried out an attack in the heart of Washington, D.C. This week in 1977 armed Islamic militants invaded three Washington, D.C. buildings and took almost 150 people hostage, radio station WTOP reminds us. During the three-day siege that took place on March 9, 10, and 11, a few weeks after Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the nation’s new president, Hanafi Muslims killed two men and...
  • 72nd Anniversary of Flag Raising on Mt Suribachi

    02/23/2017 8:49:21 AM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    23 Fe 2017
    Just a reminder, to day is the 72nd anniversary of the flag raising on Mt Suribachi.