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    • The American Minute: March 20 - 20 Mar 2013
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      Sir Isaac Newton died MARCH 20, 1727. With his mother widowed twice, he had been raised by his grandmother before being sent off to grammar school and later Cambridge. Newton discovered calculus, the laws of gravity and built the first reflecting telescope. Using a prism, Newton demonstrated that a beam of light contained all the […]

    • The American Minute: February 6 - 06 Feb 2013
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      A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he announced for radio stations in Iowa. He married Jane Wyman and had children Maureen and Michael. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, then became an actor, appearing in over 50 films. He was President of the Screen Actors Guild, […]

    • The American Minute: January 28 - 28 Jan 2013
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      Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, on JANUARY 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing its entire seven member crew, which included a high school teacher-the first private citizen to fly aboard the craft. In his address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan stated: “Today is a day for mourning…a national loss…The members of the Challenger […]

    • The American Minute: January 25 - 25 Jan 2013
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      On JANUARY 25, 1941, Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the foreword to a Special Military Edition of the New Testament & Book of Psalms, distributed to millions of soldiers and sailors by The Gideon’s International: JANUARY 25, 1941 The White House, Washington To the Armed Forces, As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the […]

    • The American Minute: December 18 - 18 Dec 2012
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      “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” was a carol written by Charles Wesley, born DECEMBER 18, 1707, at Epworth, England. The 18th child of Rev. Samuel and Susanna Wesley, he excelled in school and came to the attention of Garret Wesley, or Wellesley, a Member of Parliament with a large fortune in Daugan, Ireland. Having no […]

    • The American Minute: December 14 - 14 Dec 2012
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      He caught a chill riding horseback several hours in the snow while inspecting his Mount Vernon farm. The next morning it developed into acute laryngitis and the doctors were called in. Their response was to bleed him heavily four times, a process of cutting one’s arm to let the “bad blood” out. They also had […]

    • The American Minute: December 13 - 13 Dec 2012
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      Phillips Brooks was born DECEMBER 13, 1835. The bishop of the Episcopal Church in Massachusetts, Phillips Brooks took a trip to the Holy Land in 1865, and wrote home: After an early dinner, we took our horses and rode to Bethlehem…It was only about two hours when we came to the town, situated on an […]

    • The American Minute: December 11 - 11 Dec 2012
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      Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in Russia, DECEMBER 11, 1918. He was arrested for writing a letter criticizing Joseph Stalin and spent 11 years in labor camps. He began writing and eventually received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Speaking in Washington, D.C., June 30, 1975, Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave a warning to the west: “In pre-revolutionary Russia…there […]

    • The American Minute: November 26 - 26 Nov 2012
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      In order to thank God for the First Amendment, which was passed a week earlier by Congress, President George Washington issued the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789: “Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me ‘to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer […]

    • The American Minute: November 19 - 19 Nov 2012
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      NOVEMBER 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day battle: “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in […]