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Happy Birthday to the Universe! Which was created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC.

From “OnThisDay” website: Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC. It was a claim famously put to the test in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925 when American teacher John Scopes was accused of violating Tennessee state law by … Continue reading

Goodnight Tonight

Today in nighttime history: Johnny Carson hosted the “Tonight Show” for the last time on this day in 1992.                     *** *** *** *** While you’re here, check out our new books on Amazon. ***

The Grave of the Conscience

The Chernobyl disaster took place 30 years ago today, due to faulty designs and human error. “The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: “Human Nature.” ― Stefan Molyneux   The 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, then part of the former Soviet Union, is the only accident in … Continue reading

VIDEO: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech

Today in 1968, Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “mountaintop” speech, just one day before falling to an assassin. It’s a good day to remember and act on these words: “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful … Continue reading

The Absolute Best Way to Reflect on Nixon’s Resignation

On this anniversary, let’s remember one great — but too often overlooked — Lesbian African-American House Representative from Texas who steered us through a Constitutional crisis 41 years ago with logic and passion. Check out Barbara Jordan‘s brief but prescient remarks to the House Judiciary Committee at the beginning of the Nixon impeachment hearings:

Dumb if by Land

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. ~Mark Twain   Every year on the anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, we like to watch this short reminder of what really happened that night. Courtesy of Professor Sarah Palin. ***  

VIDEO: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “mountaintop” speech, just one day before falling to an assassin. It’s a good day to remember and act on these words: “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these … Continue reading

The Absolute Best Way to Reflect on Nixon’s Resignation

On this anniversary, let’s remember one great — but too often overlooked — Lesbian African-American House Representative from Texas who steered us through a Constitutional crisis 40 years ago with logic and passion. Check out Barbara Jordan‘s brief but prescient remarks to the House Judiciary Committee at the beginning of the Nixon impeachment hearings:   … Continue reading

VIDEO: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech

Today in 1968, Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “mountaintop” speech, just one day before falling to an assassin. It’s a good day to remember and act on these words: “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful … Continue reading

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