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  • The Fall of Lima Site 85

    03/31/2006 10:15:39 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies · 3,234+ views
    Air Force Magazine Online ^ | 31 March 2006 | John T. Correll
    April 2006, Vol. 89, No. 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The radar site was deep in enemy territory. The assumption was that it was impossible for attackers to climb the sheer face of the mountain. The Fall of Lima Site 85 By John T. Correll Lima Site 85 and the secret Air Force radar facility sat atop one of the highest mountains in Laos, 15 miles away from the border with North Vietnam. The site was defended by a force of 1,000 Hmong irregulars in the valley below, but a key element in its security was the mountain itself. The drop on three...

    11/03/2005 2:04:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies · 1,159+ views
    Common Voice ^ | 11.02.05 | Chuck Muth
    Meet Joe Enge.Joe is an award-winning, 15-year veteran history teacher in Carson City who has, among other things, written two history textbooks and served on the 1997 task force which drew up Nevada's history standards.  But according to school district administrators, he's a "bad" teacher.You see, Joe has this crazy idea that American history should include our colonial period, as well as the Revolutionary War period.  You know, where the Founding Fathers fought for independence from England and wrote the greatest governing document the world has ever known - the United States Constitution.  You know, that period of time which...
  • Time marches backward for a weekend, George Washington's Retreat through Fort Lee, NJ

    12/27/2004 6:37:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 658+ views
    The Record ^ | 11.21.04
    Time marches backward for a weekend Sunday, November 21, 2004 FORT LEE - Three dozen Revolutionary War reenactors marched past a Korean nail salon, a steakhouse and a synagogue Saturday before coming to a halt in the shadow of a 20-story apartment tower. The borough has changed dramatically since the Continental Army began its retreat from here to Valley Forge, Pa., 228 years ago Saturday. "Here it's very difficult, unfortunately, because there are so many distractions," said Peter Schaaphok, who is from upstate New York and is president of The Brigade of the American Revolution, one of the nation's largest...
  • Washington Crosses the Delaware River Captures Trenton NJ, Saves Revolution

    12/26/2004 7:16:00 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 23 replies · 3,188+ views
    2003 | Ernest Bower
    The First Christmas Present to America - 1776 - The Revolution is saved at Trenton Ernest R. Bower | December 25, 2003 | Ernest R. Bower In the gloom of this holy Christmas night, a cold sleet fell. It was not a night for man nor beast but yet here they were. Huddled upon the banks of this frigid river, 2000 men contemplated their bleak fate. The past few months had gone very, very badly. Their hopes had been crushed time and again. The noble experiment in Liberty which had begun with such promise, had by this time deteriorated to...
  • An American Coup d'État? [FDR, 1934]

    08/25/2004 9:26:34 AM PDT · by untenured · 27 replies · 3,032+ views
    History Today ^ | Nov., 1995 | Clayton E. Cramer
    An American Coup d'État?by Clayton E. CramerHistory Today, November 1995Some Americans regard our country as superior to other nations because we don't change governments by coup d'état - and we never have. Perhaps because of our long tradition of power changing hands by election, we regard our nation as immune to the use of force for political purposes. True, assassins have killed four of our Presidents, but these deaths did not lead to turmoil and chaos; the government followed well-established procedures for transferring control to the men previously elected Vice President. Unlike other nations where assassination often leads to...
  • Nazi U-Boat found off coast of Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ, in 1991, USA and Germany had No records

    07/25/2004 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 8,856+ views
    U.869 (U-Who)  The Unterseeboot 869, was a Type IXC/40 German submarine. Her keel was laid down at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany on April 5, 1943. The U-boat, commissioned on January 26, 1944, displaced 1,120 tons surfaced, 1,232 submerged, was 251.9 feet long and 22.5 feet wide. The boat was commanded entirely during her thirteen month career by Kapitaenleutnant Hellmut Neuerburg.The submarine operated in the North Atlantic area from December 8, 1944 to mid-January, 1945. Around January 19, 1945, the U.869 and the U.300 were ordered to the Gibralter area. It is unclear if the U.869 received...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Why Morality Matters

    07/04/2004 8:49:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 3,662+ views
    e-mail | February 2004 | Steven C. Bonta, Ph.D.
    Why Morality Matters by Steven C. Bonta, Ph.D. It is my conviction that the greatest threat to our free republic is moral decline. It is becoming fashionable nowadays to discount or ignore completely the relationship between morality and political liberty. Perhaps this is because the deteriorating moral culture in the modern United States of America seeks to be its own justification. Freedom, some believe, can flourish independently of moral standards, as long as we allow every man uninhibited license in his so-called “personal lifestyle choices.” This badly flawed notion is going to be the death of our republic, unless...
  • Hunley Findings Put Faces on Civil War Submarine Crew

    04/12/2004 7:53:52 AM PDT · by Valin · 19 replies · 482+ views
    National Geographic Society ^ | 4/11/04 | Willie Drye
    The identities of the crew of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley are coming to light just days before the mens remains are to be buried. The first submarine to sink an enemy ship, the Hunley itself sank off South Carolina in 1864, was found in 1995, and was raised in 2000. On a cold February night in 1864, eight men squeezed through the tiny hatches of the H.L. Hunley, a strange new warship tied up at a dock in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. They crawled or duckwalked through the 4-foot-tall (1.2-meter-tall) passageway to their places on a...
  • The Year's Ten Worst Moments in Education

    12/25/2003 9:50:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 25 replies · 661+ views ^ | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003 | By Rick Parsons
    The Year's Ten Worst Moments in EducationBy Rick ParsonsYoung Americans for Freedom | December 25, 2003 Our nation’s education system continues to be weighted down with incidences of bias and political correctness. Young America’s Foundation compiled a list of the top ten most shameful campus events in America’s education system in 2003: 10. Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) administration officials censored a conservative student group’s flyer advertising a Young America’s Foundation organized lecture because the word “hate” was used on the flyer. The flyer in question featured the topic of guest speaker Dan Flynn’s speech, “Why the Left Hates America,” which...
  • Teacher takes 'Christmas' out of carol

    12/07/2003 12:59:03 AM PST · by Bobby777 · 49 replies · 1,597+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | Posted: December 6, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern | © 2003
    A parent of an elementary school student is upset with a teacher who replaced "Christmas" with "winter" in a carol to be performed during an upcoming concert. Mark Denison, music teacher at Clover Creek Elementary in Tacoma, Wash., revised the lyrics of Dale Wood's "Carol from an Irish Cabin" to read: "The harsh wind blows down from the mountains, and blows a white winter to me," the Tacoma News Tribune reported. Darla Dowell, the parent of a 7-year-old student, thinks the move is "absurd," especially since the children will sing a Hanukkah song referring to the "mighty miracle" of Israel's...
  • Michigan Student Vindicated in Bold Stand Against School's Pro-Homosexual Agenda

    12/10/2003 8:09:24 AM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 293+ views
    AgapePress ^ | 12/9/03 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    In Michigan, there has been a major First Amendment victory for Christian students, as well as a defeat for advocates of the homosexual agenda in public schools. Detroit Federal Judge Gerald Rosen has ruled that Pioneer High School violated the constitutional rights of student Betsy Hansen by censoring her Christian views against homosexuality. Last year, during a so-called "Diversity Week" forum at the Ann Arbor school, officials only permitted pro-homosexual viewpoints to be expressed. Hansen, a Roman Catholic, had been asked to give a speech on the topic "What Diversity Means to Me" and to present it during a "Homosexuality...
  • Bill Clinton, Like Gray Davis, Suffered Electoral Defeat Due to Automobile License Fees

    12/03/2003 7:52:44 PM PST · by nwrep · 6 replies · 329+ views
    Encyclopedia Americana ^ | December 3, 2003 | nwrep
    THE Year was 1979. The place was Arkansas, teeming with big hair bimbos, corrupt prison guards, and Brubaker. A young, rising liberal Governor was determined to remold the state in his image. But his eagerness to pursue his activist agenda would lead him to bite off more than he could chew, and imbibe in him a bitter political lesson. William Jefferson Blythe Clinton III angered state leaders when he increased automobile license plate fees and challenged powerful timber and utilities interests. His heavy-handed leadership style led to his biggest political defeat in 1980, when Arkansas voters did not reelect...
  • Dulles on the Occupation of Germany ["problem of Germany very nearly defies a successful solution"]

    10/17/2003 8:54:12 PM PDT · by ambrose · 13 replies · 717+ views ^ | Dec. 3, 1945
    That Was Then: Allen W. Dulles on the Occupation of Germany By Allen W. Dulles From Foreign Affairs, November/December 2003 A Note from the Editors: In thinking about the reconstruction of Iraq, many have looked for insight to the American experiences in rebuilding Germany and Japan after World War II. Optimists point to similarities across the cases and argue that they bode well for the Bush administration's efforts today. Pessimists point to differences and draw the opposite conclusion. In truth, some aspects of the occupations look familiar and some do not. As the saying goes, history does not repeat...
  • Americans Are Losing The Peace In Europe

    10/17/2003 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Weimdog · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Life Magazine ^ | January 7, 1946 | John Dos Passos
    We are in a cabin deep down below decks on a Navy ship jam-packed with troops that’s pitching and creaking its way across the Atlantic in a winter gale. There is a man in every bunk. There’s a man wedged into every corner. There’s a man in every chair. The air is dense with cigarette smoke and with the staleness of packed troops and sour wool. “Don’t think I’m sticking up for the Germans,” puts in the lanky young captain in the upper berth, “but…” “To hell with the Germans,” says the broad-shouldered dark lieutenant. “It’s what our boys have...
  • Geneticists Report Finding Central Asian Link to Levites

    09/26/2003 8:08:09 PM PDT · by Destro · 17 replies · 393+ views ^ | September 27, 2003 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Geneticists Report Finding Central Asian Link to Levites By NICHOLAS WADE Published: September 27, 2003 A team of geneticists studying the ancestry of Jewish communities has found an unusual genetic signature that occurs in more than half the Levites of Ashkenazi descent. The signature is thought to have originated in Central Asia, not the Near East, which is the ancestral home of Jews. The finding raises the question of how the signature became so widespread among the Levites, an ancient caste of hereditary Jewish priests. The genetic signature occurs on the male or Y chromosome and comes from a few...
  • Ordinary People

    09/03/2003 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 13 replies · 203+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | 8/7/03 | Sarah Cohen / H. W. Brands
    H. W. Brands argues that too much reverence for the Founding Fathers is unhealthy—and that it's time to take them down a notch or two Patriotism is thriving in America today, and its many symbols abound—flags, stars-and-stripes bumper stickers, and freedom fries are all going strong, and so are the reputations of the Founding Fathers. As global insecurity and economic uncertainty become ways of life and leaders appear increasingly tarnished by the compromises of politics, it's comforting to think about the successes of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and their compatriots, and encouraging to know that we are continuing their experiment. Confidence...
  • A Review of "The Case for the Use of Graphic Pictures" (Emmett Till & Abortion)

    07/16/2003 4:26:24 PM PDT · by unspun · 39 replies · 18,785+ views
    The Illinois Leader
    Jill Stanek held the "Baby Malachi" sign in front of Speaker Madigan and Leader Daniels' offices in the spring of 2002 For the next few weeks, will be featuring some of Jill Stanek's "Best of the Best" columns as she focuses a block of time this summer on writing a manuscript for an upcoming book. For two weeks beginning July 9, the Pro-Life Action League is hosting a two-week Truth Tour in Chicago. For more information on the Chicago tour, call 773-777-2900.OPINION -- A “Truth Tour” is an organized event that typically stretches over two weeks. Pro-lifers post...
  • The Fascist Epithet

    07/05/2003 9:50:28 AM PDT · by optimistically_conservative · 40 replies · 1,732+ views
    The Freeman ^ | June 1994 | Mack Tanner
    The Fascist Epithet Mack Tanner Epithets are always good political weap- ons. If they are well chosen, they paint the opponent's reputation so black that further discussion is no longer required. If an opponent is inherently evil, then one has no reason to expect that rational discussion and debate would produce any useful result. Therefore, once a political opponent has been appropriately labeled, that person can be shouted down and driven from the po-dium without the need of further discussion. Using epithets is obviously not engaging in logical political discourse, but politics isn't about logic, it's about winning and...
  • Get ready for Lewis and Clark's bicentennial

    04/13/2003 7:05:17 AM PDT · by Valin · 9 replies · 349+ views
    Mpls (red)star Tribune ^ | 4/13/03 | Catherine Watson
    <p>Two hundred years ago, right about now, a 29-year-old Virginian named Meriwether Lewis was buying supplies for what was about to become America's most famous camping trip. Among other things on a very long list, Lewis was stocking up on gunpowder, fishhooks, tobacco, whiskey, trade beads (he went heavy on blue ones), mosquito netting, packets of powdered ink, flannel for clothing and nearly 200 pounds of something called "Portable-Soup" -- one of the first commercially dried foods the country had seen. William Clark wasn't yet part of the deal. The men knew each other -- Lewis had served under Clark's command in the U.S. Army -- but they weren't close friends. They would be soon enough, though, when they and the companions they called the Corps of Discovery stepped into the pages of history in May 1804.</p>

    04/12/2003 4:12:40 PM PDT · by Rocko · 512 replies · 1,757+ views
    Drudge ^ | 04-12-03 | Unknown as yet
    RUSSIA SPIED ON BLAIR FOR SADDAM... // Top secret documents obtained by the Sunday Telegraph in Baghdad show that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's regime with wide-ranging assistance in the months leading up to the war, including intelligence on private conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders... MORE...
  • Two museums at war over head of Old Baldy

    03/24/2003 5:55:40 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 198+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune / AP ^ | 3/24/03 | Joann Loviglio
    <p>PHILADELPHIA -- In his years as the trusted war horse of Gen. George Meade, Old Baldy fought for the Union in bloody battles from Antietam to Gettysburg. More than a century later, he's in the middle of a court battle waged by a pair of small Philadelphia-based Civil War museums, both of which claim that the head of the hero horse is theirs.</p>
  • New movie revives debates about Civil War

    03/19/2003 5:52:36 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 180+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 3/17/03 | W. James Antle III
    Hard pressed to find four free hours to spend in a movie theater, I have not seen Ron Maxwell's new Civil War film Gods and Generals. So I have no idea which of the disparate reviews – which range from glowingly positive to implacably negative – accurately reflects whether it is worth seeing. Stephen Lang and Robert Duvall in Gods and Generals But I have had occasion to witness the ideological debate that has surrounded much of the commentary about the film. Maxwell has won praise from those who believe that the South has been maligned in most retellings of...
  • Aftermath of War: A Lesson from History

    03/03/2003 3:56:31 PM PST · by ChemistCat · 11 replies · 256+ views
    GlennBeck.Com ^ | March 3, 2003 | Nick Robertson
    PORTLAND, Oregon, 3 March 2003 — Suppose Islam lost a great war. What would the consequences be? Some believe it will cause terrorism to erupt, disrupt the globe’s largest reserves of oil — the life-blood of the modern age — and plunge the Arab world into an age of fanaticism and darkness. But as we verge on a controversial war with Iraq, there is a fascinating — and surprising — lesson to be learned from another great battle in history. On May 28, 1453, two of the greatest armies in the world ended an epic 52-day battle on the border...
  • James Madison - Founder of the Month

    03/02/2003 8:56:24 AM PST · by stoney · 17 replies · 722+ views
    Junto Society ^ | 3/01/2003 | Monty Rainey
    Throughout American history, historians have accredited James Madison with many subtitles. Some are accurate, some not. He is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution. However, his record at the Constitutional Convention makes that point arguable at best. Atheists commonly cite Madison as being in favor of total removal of religious belief and guidance in government. That this fact is disputable is a gross understatement. However, that James Madison was the leading American constitutionalist among the founding fathers is beyond dispute. As with the study of any political thinker, the task of fully grasping Madison’s ideas must come...
  • Students, teachers re-create slaves' Middle Passage

    02/28/2003 10:07:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 865+ views
    Students, teachers re-create slaves' Middle Passage Friday, February 28, 2003 By NICOLA M. WHITE SPECIAL TO THE RECORD It is said that if the Atlantic Ocean were drained, its floor would be littered with the bones of those who died in the Middle Passage, the notorious journey millions of African slaves endured on the way to America. On Thursday morning, Lincoln Middle School students and teachers brought this history to life with the school's annual Black History Month performance. An amalgamation of song, dance, and poetry, the program was titled "In the Belly," an apt name for a dark, often...
  • What Do You Mean, "A Good War"? (REALLY good)

    02/05/2003 6:12:09 AM PST · by Valin · 18 replies · 718+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | March 2003 | Karl Zinsmeister
    It is sometimes said, including by me, that Americans don’t know as much history as they ought to. But there is one era that many Americans have studied carefully—and that is our own Civil War epoch. Indeed, national interest in the Civil War borders on obsession: over 60,000 have been produced—more than one a day since Lee called it quits at Appomattox Court House. An amazing 7,000 volumes have been written about Lincoln alone, making him the most heavily investigated figure in American history. And our fascination with the Civil War is rising, not falling. Your editors added up registered...
  • Teachers union apologizes for error on Web site

    02/01/2003 5:10:46 AM PST · by Cagey · 35 replies · 423+ views
    <p>When the New Jersey Education Association posted a brochure, "Getting Involved in Your Child's School," on its Web site about a year ago, it offered three versions, named "A parent's resource," a "Spanish version" and the "African-American version."</p> <p>The NJEA, the state's largest teachers union, has removed that last heading, apologizing for an embarrassing lapse in judgment after questions were raised about the purpose of offering one version for African-Americans, another for other English speakers.</p>
  • The First State of the Union Address

    01/30/2003 12:33:33 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies · 280+ views
    Historic Documents ^ | Friday, January 8, 1790 | President George Washington
    FELLOW CITIZENS Of the SENATE, and HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES, I EMBRACE with great satisfaction the opportunity, which now presents itself, of congratulating you on the present favourable prospects of our public affairs. The recent accession of the important state of Northcarolina to the Constitution of the United States (of which official information has been received)--- the ruling credit and respectability of our country--- the general and increasing good will towards the government of the union, and the concord, peace and plenty, with which we are blessed, are circumstances auspicious, in an excellent degree, to our national prosperity. In reforming your...
  • New four-winged feathered dinosaur?

    01/28/2003 1:54:40 PM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 1,528+ views
    AIG ^ | 1/28/03 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Papers have been flapping with new headlines about the latest in a long line of alleged dinosaur ancestors of birds. This one is claimed to be a sensational dinosaur with feathers on its hind legs, thus four ‘wings’.1 This was named Microraptor gui—the name is derived from words meaning ‘little plunderer of Gu’ after the paleontologist Gu Zhiwei. Like so many of the alleged feathered dinosaurs, it comes from Liaoning province of northeastern China. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long from its head to the tip of its long tail, but its body was only about the size...
  • The Death Train Had Songs To The Gas Camp

    01/25/2003 1:13:53 PM PST · by LadyShallott · 9 replies · 531+ views
    the newton kansan ^ | Vern Bender
    The death train had songs to the gas camp After her speech, a lady by the name of Penny Lea had a very old man make his way to her weeping. She relates his early boyhood eyewitness account, "Each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle of a death train from the distance and then the clickety clack of the wheels moving over the track. "We became disturbed one Sunday," he tearfully blurted, "when we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews to a gas camp. They were...
  • As Many Abortions As Possible

    01/22/2003 7:46:51 AM PST · by toenail · 32 replies · 2,992+ views
    AS MANY ABORTIONS AS POSSIBLE Mike W. Perry Everything they saw that day, from the vast fields of ripening grain to the many children, spoke of fertility. It seemed nothing could change the vitality of these people. As Martin and Karl drove from village to village their faces grew increasingly grave. In the evening they returned. Martin talked about all the children he had seen and warned that, "someday they may give us a lot of trouble" because they were "brought up in a much more rugged way than our people." Alarm spread through the group until its leader spoke....
  • Born On This Day Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson

    01/21/2003 6:48:46 AM PST · by Valin · 39 replies · 1,570+ views
    One of the greatest fighting generals in the Confederacy, and known best by his nickname of "Stonewall," Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia on January 21, 1824. Raised of Scottish-Irish ancestry, his parents died in poverty, and Thomas was raised by his uncle. Although Jackson never had the opportunity to be formally enlightened for higher education, he did have the privilege of entering West Point in July 1842. Although his grades were not great the first year, he applied himself and they improved with each year, whereby he graduated seventeenth in his class of fifty-nine in 1846. During the Mexican...
  • Government School Monopolies Leave Children Behind

    12/10/2002 3:55:15 PM PST · by Remedy · 14 replies · 1,394+ views
    America's failing government schools, the educational establishment, and the teachers' unions are running scared, and they should be. On Tuesday, November 26, the federal Department of Education issued final rules for the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These rules give school districts 12 years to bring all students up to proficiency levels in reading, math, and science. In addition, students must show "adequate yearly progress" on national standardized tests. If they do not, schools can be designated as "failing". For the first time in decades, government schools will be forced to be accountable to the...
  • Educating the European way (NOOOO!!!)

    01/20/2003 9:49:26 AM PST · by lavaroise · 14 replies · 1,798+ views
    The World and I ^ | By Margarita Assenova
    By Margarita Assenova (Rigor, the fourth R: Curricula in Europeon classrooms, such as this one in Aschaffenburg, Germany, have a far bigger dose of academic subject matter than those in the United States.) Because of their heavy curriculum requirements, European students regularly surpass their American counterparts on international tests. hen English is your second or third language, it's certainly not easy to take the college-admission Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)--let alone do well on it. Yet many European students score at the highest levels in competition with their American peers for admission to Ivy League schools in the United States. Western...
  • Saving Black Babies

    01/11/2003 4:54:06 AM PST · by toenail · 64 replies · 3,215+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 01/10/2003 | Sheryl Blunt
    Saving Black BabiesAbortion has cost 13 million African American lives.By Sheryl Blunt in Washington | posted 01/10/2003 Growing up in inner city Detroit, Janine Simpson and her girlfriends didn't think twice about having abortions. In her all-black neighborhood, teen abortions were the norm, she says, and the local abortion clinic was a fixture. "My friends and I, we all had abortions," Simpson says. "We didn't even think about it. To us it was just getting rid of a blob of tissue. We'd say, 'Oh, you pregnant? Okay, let's go take care of it.' " But after Simpson's own abortion her...
  • December 30 1940-Flames Leap High-Thousands in LOndon Toil -Incendiary Attack-R.A.F. Fighters Go Up

    12/28/2002 11:20:56 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 3 replies · 820+ views
    NewYork Times ^ | 30-12.1940 | RAYMOND DANIELL
    Back to Main News Summaries Daily News Quiz Word of the Day Test Prep Question of the Day Web Explorer Science Q & A Letters to the Editor Ask a Reporter Web Navigator Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Archive News Snapshot Issues in Depth On This Day in History Crossword Puzzle Campus Weblines Education News Newspaper in Education (NIE) Teacher Resources Classroom Subscriptions Conversation Starters Family Movie Guide Vacation Donation Plan Discussion Topics Site Guide Feedback Job Opportunities This event took place on December 29, 1940, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. Read...
  • Sheriff wants to melt down Dillinger's Tommy gun

    12/27/2002 3:59:02 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 54 replies · 802+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 27, 2002 | MICHAEL PUENTE AND LUCIO GUERRERO
    A Tommy gun stolen by John Dillinger after a brazen 1934 jail escape in Indiana could soon be molten steel. Newly elected Lake County, Ind., Sheriff Roy Dominguez--no fan of Dillinger because he killed a cop--is thinking about throwing the infamous Colt Thompson submachine gun into a furnace at one of the county's steel mills. History experts say the gun could be worth $1 million. "I see no sense in glorifying him or that gun...[the Tommy gun] was used in the commission of a felony," Dominguez said. "I would consider melting it down or find another way to properly dispose...

    12/24/2002 7:44:53 PM PST · by Sparta · 12 replies · 4,895+ views
    The battles of TRENTON and PRINCETON are connected, and part of a campaign against the British forces in NJ, during the American Revolution during the 1776-1777 winter. Here is a general account of that campaign. In the fall of 1776, Washington was in desperate straits, having been defeated in Long Island, and having to retreat from New York City, which being surrounded by water, was found to be indefensible from the British with their naval mobility and larger force. Fort Washington on Manhattan Island was captured by the Hessians (mercenary troops from Germany employed by the British), and Fort Lee,...
  • The Real Third-Party Candidate in 1948 (It Wasn't Thurmond)

    12/21/2002 4:18:06 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 26 replies · 645+ views
    HIstory News Network ^ | 12/20/02 | Jim Sleeper
    There's an odd, poetic justice in Trent Lott's downfall over his incautiously fond reminiscences about Strom Thurmond's 1948 Dixiecrat revolt against Harry Truman's Democratic re-election campaign. Thurmond had an opponent in that race whom almost no one has mentioned, because he and his followers were swept immediately into history's dustbin after that election. Now is the time for that untold half of the story. Everyone knows by now that Thurmond's States' Rights Party meant to thwart Truman's unprecedentedly strong commitment to civil rights. The segregationist apostates didn't expect Thurmond to win the election (he carried only four Southern states); they...
  • State pads SPECIAL-ED numbers to get more $$$$$$$$$

    12/11/2002 5:10:55 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 8 replies · 244+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | Dec. 11, 2002 | Norman Draper
    <p>About 12,000 of Minnesota's 114,000 special education students shouldn't be getting special education services, according to a report released today.</p> <p>In a review of U.S. special education programs, the Manhattan Institute of New York said it has concluded that Minnesota is one of several states that pad special education numbers to get more funding.</p>
  • International team Teaches Kids to Uphold Diversity (Catholic Kumbya Alert)

    12/17/2002 9:39:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,958+ views
    International team teaches kids to uphold diversity Tuesday, December 17, 2002 By CHARLES AUSTIN Staff Writer The Embracing Cultures Project presenting its multimedia message to young people Sunday at St. Mary\\\'s Church in Pompton Lakes. (CARMINE GALASSO/THE RECORD) POMPTON LAKES The vivacious young woman told a rapt audience of grade-schoolers how she carries seven pieces of shrapnel in her legs - fragments of a bomb that exploded near her home in Sarajevo when she was 12 years old. But for Nadja Halilbegovich, it's not what she carries in her legs, but what she carries in her heart that enables her...
  • December 15 1916 - French Capture 7,500 in Big Verdun Drive; Smash Six-Mile Front

    12/15/2002 9:40:44 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 7 replies · 770+ views
    NewYorkTImes ^ | December Fifteenth Nineteen Sixteen
    Back to Main News Summaries Daily News Quiz Word of the Day Test Prep Question of the Day Web Explorer Science Q & A Letters to the Editor Ask a Reporter Web Navigator Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Archive News Snapshot Issues in Depth On This Day in History Crossword Puzzle Campus Weblines Education News Newspaper in Education (NIE) Teacher Resources Classroom Subscriptions Conversation Starters Family Movie Guide Vacation Donation Plan Discussion Topics Site Guide Feedback Job Opportunities This event took place on December 15, 1916, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. Read...

    12/15/2002 9:34:53 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 1 replies · 2,135+ views
    NewYork Times ^ | Dec. 16 1950 | ANTHONY LEVIERO
    Back to Main News Summaries Daily News Quiz Word of the Day Test Prep Question of the Day Web Explorer Science Q & A Letters to the Editor Ask a Reporter Web Navigator Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Archive News Snapshot Issues in Depth On This Day in History Crossword Puzzle Campus Weblines Education News Newspaper in Education (NIE) Teacher Resources Classroom Subscriptions Conversation Starters Family Movie Guide Vacation Donation Plan Discussion Topics Site Guide Feedback Job Opportunities This event took place on December 16, 1950, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. Read...

    12/09/2002 12:53:40 PM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies · 1,623+ views
    Turkish Genocide ^ | SALÂHI R. SONYEL
    HOW THE TURKS OF THE PELOPONNESE WERE EXTERMINATED DURING THE GREEK REBELLION* SALÂHI R. SONYEL Russo-Greek intrigues The peninsula of the Peloponnese (in Southern Greece), which is also known as the Morea, was first partly conquered in 1397 CE by the Ottoman Sultan Beyazit I from the Byzantines, and was completely overrun in 1460 by Sultan Mehmet II, who was received as a deliverer by the Greek Orthodox Christian population, then suffering under the rule of the Roman Catholics1. In 1698 the Ottomans were compelled to cede the Peloponnese to the Venetians, under the Treaty of Carlowitz, but in 1718...
  • Chinnampo - December 4, 1950

    12/07/2002 4:51:42 AM PST · by Clive · 7 replies · 236+ views
    D-Net (DND Canada) ^ | Charmion Chaplin-Thomas
    December 4, 1950 December 1950: Navigating Officer Lt Collier of HMCS Cayuga with his chart of the passage to Chinnampo. RCN In Chinnampo, a city 65 km up the Taedong River from the west coast of Korea, US Navy transports are preparing to evacuate the rear elements of the US Eighth Army and as many South Koreans as possible. The Communist Chinese army, hundreds of thousands strong, is on its way, having over run every American and UN formation in its path. HMC ships Cayuga, Sioux and Athabaskan, commanded by Captain Jeffry Brock in Cayuga, are on blockade duty when...
  • Dec Seventh 1941 Japan Wars on U.S. and Britain Makes Sudden Attack On Hawaii

    12/06/2002 9:31:47 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 15 replies · 953+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Dec81941 | FRANK L. KLUCKHOHN
    Back to Main News Summaries Daily News Quiz Word of the Day Test Prep Question of the Day Web Explorer Science Q & A Letters to the Editor Ask a Reporter Web Navigator Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Archive News Snapshot Issues in Depth On This Day in History Crossword Puzzle Campus Weblines Education News Newspaper in Education (NIE) Teacher Resources Classroom Subscriptions Conversation Starters Family Movie Guide Vacation Donation Plan Discussion Topics Site Guide Feedback Job Opportunities This event took place on December 7, 1941, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. Read...
  • FDR's War Speech to Congress

    12/06/2002 9:36:27 PM PST · by Sparta · 4 replies · 330+ views
    unknown | December 8, 1941 | FDR
    To the Congress of the United States: Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary...
  • Academy thriving a year after Paterson takeover

    12/05/2002 9:25:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 395+ views
    Academy thriving a year after Paterson takeover Thursday, December 05, 2002 By SCOTT FALLON Staff Writer Sixth-grade student Joseph Moore. (DANIELLE P. RICHARDS/THE RECORD) PATERSON At a glance, the Alexander Hamilton Innovative Academy looks today much like it did in September 2001 when it was still a charter school. Classes still have no more than 15 students. The teachers are still young and inexperienced, but full of energy. And parental involvement remains high. But only a year ago the school was emerging from a two-year morass that saw financial mismanagement, lack of leadership, abysmal standardized test scores, and even embezzlement...
  • Jeffrey Amherst and Smallpox Blankets

    12/05/2002 4:54:44 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 66 replies · 9,284+ views ^ | Peter d'Errico
    Jeffrey1 Amherst and Smallpox Blankets Lord Jeffrey1 Amherst's letters discussing germ warfare against American Indians "... every Tree is become an Indian...." Colonel Henry Bouquet to General Amherst, dated 29 June 1763. [63k] Lord Jeff Lord Jeffrey1 Amherst was commanding general of British forces in North America during the final battles of the so-called French & Indian war (1754-1763). He won victories against the French to acquire Canada for England and helped make England the world's chief colonizer at the conclusion of the Seven Years War among the colonial powers (1756-1763). The town of Amherst, Massachusetts, was named for...