Tag: History

The Real History of Thanksgiving

This about sums up the real history of Thanksgiving. Yes, Jeff Jeffries made that sound funny. We pay attention when it makes us laugh. That said, this is the story that should be repeated at every Thanksgiving table. We are all immigrants, Native American’s are not. They deserve our profound apology and better respect than …

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Translator: Thanksgiving: (Almost) Everything You Know is Wrong

Nine years ago in January of 2013. we lost our friend, Translator aka Dr. David Smith. He suffered from depression and his untimely death left those of us in the blog communities who knew him wondering if we could have done more to help him through his struggles. The holidays are rough on people who …

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Armistice Day 11/11/22

In this country we call this day Veterans’ Day and take time to honor all those who have served or are serving in our armed forces. It was originally called Armistice Day which commemorated the cessation of fighting on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the …

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29 Bells for The Edmund Fitzgerald

When the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes. Today, we mark the 46th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald taking her 29 crew members with her to the bottom of Lake Superior during one of the worst of the legendary …

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The Breakfast Club (Work Zone)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for October 16th John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette is beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ is rescued; Novelist James Michener dies. Breakfast Tune Space Age Love Song – Flock of Seagulls- Banjo Cover Something to …

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The Breakfast Club (Superstition)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for September 25th Nine black students escorted into Little Rock’s Central High School; President Woodrow Wilson collapses; Author William Faulkner born; TV’s Barbara Walters and movie actor-producer Michael Douglas born. Breakfast Tune Superstition – Stevie Wonder – Banjo Cover Something to think about, Breakfast News & …

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The Breakfast Club (consistently inconsistent)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for DATE Breakfast Tune Rockin’ in the Free World – Neil Young – Banjo Cover Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below Join the UTMB Bioethics and Health Humanities community for a talk by Dr. Justin Feldman (@jfeldman_epi) on 9/22 at noon CDT on …

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The Breakfast Club (Good Morning to All)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for August 14th Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. Breakfast Tune Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – “So …

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The Breakfast Club (Time Travel)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for July 31st Ranger 7 beams lunar pictures; France’s Marquis de Lafayette makes his name in the American Revolution; Thomas Eagleton withdraws as George McGovern’s running mate; Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is born. Breakfast Tune A Long Time Traveling / Clawhammer 1880’s Dobson Something to …

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The Breakfast Club (Lite)

The Breakfast Club (Lite) Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for July 24th A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a ‘kitchen debate’ during the Cold War; Brigham Young and Mormon followers arrive in present-day Utah; Apollo 11’s crew returns home. Breakfast Tune Robbie Fulks – Everybody Knows …

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