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McCartney and Wilson: Bites of American History, June 1942

Days ago, America celebrated the birthdays of two brilliant singers, songwriters, and musicians that changed the landscape of popular music forever. Sir Paul McCartney, one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and bassist for The Beatles, turned 80 on June 18. And [...]

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Bites of American History|0 Comments

Flag Day: Bites of American History June 14, 2022

This day, June 14, is Flag Day, the 245th anniversary of the establishment of Old Glory by an act of the Continental Congress. While legend has it that Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross sewed the first Stars and Stripes, historians dispute this because of the lack of historical record of any contact between George Washington—head [...]

June 13th, 2022|Categories: Bites of American History|1 Comment

The Lincoln Memorial: Bites of American History May 30, 2022

On May 30th, one hundred years ago today, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated. Some 175 tons of marble that attracts eight million visitors per year from all over the world. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a place where people pay homage to a country lawyer turned U.S. President who fought to [...]

May 31st, 2022|Categories: Bites of American History|0 Comments

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bites of American History May 25, 2022

Ralph Waldo Emerson On this day, May 25, 1803, one of America’s great essayists and poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born.Known as the “Sage of Concord,” he declared: “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”Stand Proud. Become Better.

May 11th, 2022|Categories: Bites of American History|0 Comments

President George Washington: Bites of American History April 30, 2022

George Washington On this day, April 30, in 1789, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall in the nation’s new capital, New York City, George Washington took the oath of office as our first president. Humbled by the cheers of the people below (he had not sought the presidency) Washington went inside [...]

April 30th, 2022|Categories: Bites of American History|0 Comments

The Easter Story: Fact or Fiction

On this day, April 15, celebrated by 2.5 billion Christians around the globe as Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ was crucified nearly 2,000 years ago, it’s worth contemplating the historicity of this event. Of the entire Easter story. It’s been pretty much a fact that Jesus was an historical figure, and that he [...]

April 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog Soup|0 Comments
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