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Grassley Still Upset the History Channel Lacks Actual History Programming

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 12/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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Can anyone blame him?! I yearn for those days when they did shows on WWII and Vietnam all day!

You tell them, Senator!! I was so upset with the lack...

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FDR on Dec. 8, 1941: ‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:00am 12/8/2017 at 9:00am
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On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech at 12:30PM to a Joint Session of Congress to declare war…a day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

The text:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and...

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Pearl Harbor: Sailor Finally Receives Recognition, Trump Declares Dec. 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm 12/7/2017 at 7:00pm
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There are days in the year we should commemorate yearly: 9/11, D-Day, V-Day, July 4. December 7, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, is one of those days. We lost 2,400 in the attack, the majority on the USS Arizona.

Today at Pearl Harbor, a sailor who saved six men finally...

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Fire Dept Refuses To Stop Flying Confederate Flag, City Threatens To Pull Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:30pm 11/18/2017 at 3:30pm
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In North Carolina, a volunteer fire department has refused to stop flying the Confederate flag, so the city has issued an ultimatum:  take down the flag or lose full funding.

11 Alive reports:

There’s a Confederate flag battle going on in a small town in Montgomery County.

The Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department has been...

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Virginian Church Announces It Will Remove Plaque Honoring George Washington

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/29/2017 at 4:00pm

First, they came for the Confederate flag, but I didn’t fly a Confederate flag, so I did not speak out.  Then they came for Confederate statues, but I didn’t feel strongly about Confederate statues, so I did not speak out.  Then they came for statues of George Washington...

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JFK Files: Oswald’s Communist Ties, Conversations With the KGB

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:30am 10/27/2017 at 11:30am
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The government released some more of the files pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Harvey Lee Oswald along with files about Oswald’s death at the hands of Jack Ruby.

I scoured through a handful and noticed one particular name kept coming up: Arnold Johnson, the public relations director...

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Israeli Girl Finds 2000-Year-Old ‘Half-Shekel’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:00am 8/27/2017 at 11:00am
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Hallel Halevy, 8, picked up a gray coin on the way home from picking up her sister from school last May. She searched on the internet for ancient coins, found a similar match, and put it in her treasure box.

She didn’t realize what she had until her 11-year-old sister looked at...

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Treasure Hunters Find Nazi Code Machine in Woods in Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 6:00pm 8/26/2017 at 6:00pm
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Two treasure hunters went out into the woods near Munich and came out with a huge discovery….a Nazi code making machine! From The Times of London:

The so-called Hitler Mill was intended to replace the Enigma machines that turned Nazi war commands into complex codes. The SG-41 encryption machine earned its nickname...

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Catholic school under fire for its crusade against statues of Jesus and Mary

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/26/2017 at 5:30pm
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Legal Insurrection colleague Kemberlee Kaye noted that one would be hard pressed to name the dumbest thing to happen last week in the name of inclusivity and tolerance.

However, I think it would be a safe bet that the actions of a ...

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10-Year-Old Boy Finds Dinosaur Error at London’s Natural History Museum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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London’s Natural History Museum had to correct a mistake on one of its signs after a 10-year-old boy noticed an error.

Charlie has always loved paleontology and insisted to his mother that the museum used a picture of a Protoceratops on a sign meant for the Oviraptor. From The BBC:

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Low on Funds, Colonial Williamsburg Scales Back

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 7/2/2017 at 12:00pm
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More than $300 million in debt, Colonial Williamsburg has been forced to outsource some functions and cut staff.

One of the best, long-standing American Colonial History attractions, Williamsburg has experienced a sharp decline in attendance over the last few years.

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Anti-history Protesters are Destroying Tourism in Gettysburg, Museum Claims

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:52pm 6/28/2017 at 5:52pm

The anti-history crowd responsible for the eradication of Civil War statues and monuments around the country is destroying tourism in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Much of the original Gettysburg battlefield is preserved and maintained by the National Park Service. The Gettysburg History Museum, a separate ent...

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True Story of Gaelic-Speaking Scots Who Escaped Nazis Gets Silver Screen Treatment

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 19, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/19/2017 at 3:00pm
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A great addition the World War II cinema is on its way.

From The Scotsman:

Heroic Private William Kemp, Corporal Sandy MacDonald and Lance Corporal James “Ginger” Wilson fled Hitler’s clutches in June 1940.

They managed to escape weeks after their Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment had surrendered to enemy forces.

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Celebrating Freedom on Juneteenth

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 19, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/19/2017 at 1:00pm

I first blogged about Juneteenth last year. As I noted then, the day’s significance is almost criminally under appreciated.

This year though, I’m thrilled to see more national publications commemorating the 19th of June. Juneteenth even received the Heavy treatment.

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Scientists in Antartica Discover 118-Year-Old Painting by British Explorer

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:30am 6/17/2017 at 10:30am
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Scientists found a painting by famous British explorer Dr. Edward Wilson in one of the first structures built on Antartica. Wilson painted the artwork in 1899. From Sky News:

The almost perfectly-preserved artwork was painted by Dr Edward Wilson, a British polar explorer who died in Antarctica with his expedition leader Captain...

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Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/6/2017 at 1:00pm
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On this day, 73 years ago, the Allies stormed into Normandy, France, and led an invasion to liberate Western Europe from the Germans. These men risked everything to bring an end to one of the most evil regimes in history.

American, British, and Canadian soldiers took part in Operation Overloard, also known...

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WWII Ended in Europe 72 Years Ago

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/8/2017 at 7:00pm
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On May 8, 1945, the German army collapsed around Europe after Adolf Hitler’s successor Karl Dönitz officially surrendered to the Allies. This date has become known as Victory Day in Europe, aka VE Day, to mark the end of World War II on the continent.

At first, the German High Command led...

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