Who are Roe and Wade?

By | Jan 22, 2011

It was on January 22, 1973 that the United States Supreme court ruled on the case Roe vs Wade. Everyone may know that it was this case that struck down the abortion laws in the State of Texas, making abortion a woman’s decision up to the “point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable’. But if […]

Robert E. Lee and Lee-Jackson Day

By | Jan 19, 2011

January 19th is the anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee. Lee was born in 1807, the son of Henry “Light Horse Harry) Lee III, a general of the American Revolution. He was raised mostly by his mother since his father died in 1812 from a mob attack on him in Baltimore. Robert E. […]

James Cook’s Sandwich Island

By | Jan 18, 2011

On January 18, 1778 Captain James Cook discovered an island chain in the Pacific Ocean. He named the islands the Sandwich Island to honor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was one of his sponsors. Today these islands are known as the State of Hawaii. In James Cook’s log is an entry describing the […]

Did You Know? – Benjamin Franklin

By | Jan 17, 2011

Benjamin Franklin, who was born on January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705], once wrote, “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” He accomplished both. Franklin is best remembered as being from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was born […]

She Flew Into History

By | Jan 12, 2011

Whatever happened to Amelia Earhart? We may never know. And although she is most famous for being lost trying to become the first woman to fly around the world, she did have many successful firsts. On the morning of May 20, 1932 she left Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in an attempt to become the first female […]

The Ones Have It

By | Jan 11, 2011

Today is January 11th in the year 2011. When written out as numbers it’s 1/11/11. For the second time this year the date has had all ones in it when written as numbers. The first was New Year’s Day with 1/1/11. And there is still another one. It comes on the eleventh day of the […]

What’s Your Home Page

By | Jan 10, 2011

Every internet browser allows the setting of a home page. While I’m sure there are many who use the default that is set by the browser, many have selected their favorite page as their home. Here area few suggestions. Search Many times when we open our browser we are going to search for something on […]

The 19th Amendment – A Right to Vote

By | Jan 9, 2011

When Tennessee voted in favor of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, the 36th state to do so, all citizens of the United States were granted the right to vote. Prior to this day many states in the union had not granted women the right to vote. The text of the amendment is simple […]

The Battle After the War

By | Jan 8, 2011

The last major battle of the World of 1812 occurred on January 8, 1815 when the British lead by Sir Alexander Cochrane met the Andrew jackson led Americans. The battle on was the end of a British invasion that began on December 14, 1814. On that date a British fleet of 10,000 soldiers and sailors […]

The Moons of Jupiter

By | Jan 7, 2011

In a letter dated January 7th, Galileo Galilei wrote about a discovery of his of what he thought were three fixed stars near Jupiter. Soon he found that there were four and they weren’t stars but bodies that were in orbit around the planet. Even though these four moon are bright, they would not have […]

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