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Light changes everything

AP Highlight in History: 

On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

 

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What will you stand for today?

History shows on October 16th wars have started and ended in dramatic ways, 

  • Marie Antoinette lost her head
  • John Brow raided Harper’s Ferry
  • The Cubian Crises began
  • The ‘hapless expansion team the New York Mets beat the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles 4 games to one to win the World Series
  • Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam
  • Desmond Tuti won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Louis Farrakhan led the Million Man March
  • David Trimble and John Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the peace accord in Northern Ireland
  • President George W. Bush sign the congressional resolution authorizing the war in Iraq
 

I’m listening to Casting Crowns sing Courageous. Fitting isn’t it on a day when men have stood in courage for things they believed would make the world a better place. 

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What do you plan to do today?

What a remarkable day in history! - October 14 

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How Sep. 14 in history has helped defined America

Sep 14 -1814 -  Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. 

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I am woman - and I can vote

From the AP Highlight in History: 

 

1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.

 

 

 

 

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Where were you - A Tribute to Elvis

 

AP Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1977, singer Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

 

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Loaded for bear - 8-1-1966 The Tower - Whitman

Littlefield Fountain and UT Tower8-1-1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.

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Vincent van Gogh and Don McLean

Today in History 29, July 1890, Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at age 37 

 

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Today in 1969, was an exciting day for me

July 19, 1969  Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, went into orbit around the moon.Then on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

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Happy Birthday to the typewriter!

June 23, 1868  Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

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Freedom Costs - Are you willing to pay?

From Today in History. 

On this day in 1775, Congress issues $2 million in bills of credit. 

 

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Do you remember Abraham, Martin and John?

Today, in 1968, Bobby Kennedy was killed. I can’t think of the day, without remembering the song, Abraham, Martin and John.

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There is no joy in Mudville

Today marks the 123th anniversary of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s poem, Casey At The Bat.

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National Teacher Appreciation Week May 2011

With the problems facing our education systems, it is more important than every to express our appreciation for our teachers. My appreciation is not only for the work you do, but because I wasn’t willing to do it myself. 

 

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How are you investing in our youth?

Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy asked the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

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Mother's Day 2011

If I am honest with myself, I don’t look forward to many holidays/celebrations. No matter how you try to spin events and life, these days are meant to be spent with people who are important too you. Single, these days turn into a time to be away from work and reminded of how alone you really are. 

 

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41 years ago - Kent State

The photo of Kent State students from 41 years ago is seared in my imagination. I was days away from graduating from High School, from launching out into life from which I had been sheltered for so long. 

 

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Are there no secrets any more? (+a blast from my past)

Are there no secrets any more? (A blast from my past)

 

What does it say about our world, if in a remote place like Abbottabad, Pakistan, you can’t conduct a secret mission? You’ve heard the stories of the tweets coming from bin Laden’s neighbors who inadvertently tweeted the on-going details of the US Raid. It touched my heart that the tweeter was an IT consultant.

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The Texas Easter Bunny made an appearance at my house

The Easter bunny visited my house in 2011

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Which side of the crack are you on?

This week marked the 16th anniversary of the Oklahoma CIty bombing. I remember exactly where I was when I learned of this tragic event.

 

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Lyndie Blevins

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