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Pearl Harbor Day - 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Pearl Harbor Day - 70th Anniversary Commemoration
at World War II Memorial Features Senator Jim Webb As…
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Added by Walter Pearson on December 7, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1763 Members of the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island witnessed the dedication of the Touro Synagogue, the first synagogue in what became the United States. Designed in the Georgian style by English architect…
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Added by Walter Pearson on December 2, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1421 Through Novembeer 19 the St. Elizabeth's flood of 1421 was a flooding of an area in what is now the Netherlands. A number of villages were swallowed by the flood and were lost, causing between 2,000 and 10,000…
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Added by Walter Pearson on November 18, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1417 Pope Martin V (c. 1368 – February 20, 1431), born Oddone Colonna was Pope from 1417 to 1431. His election effectively ended the Western Schism (1378–1417).

On This Date In 1620 The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower…

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Added by Walter Pearson on November 11, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1066 King Harold II of England was defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England. At the end of the bloody, all-day battle, Harold was killed-shot in the eye with an arrow, according to legend-and his forces were destroyed. He was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on October 14, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Steve Jobs Tribute, Music, Cinema, Sports, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1571 The Battle of Lepanto took place when a galley fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Spain (including their territories of Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under St. Pope Pius V), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and others, decisively defeated the main fleet of Ottoman war galleys.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on October 7, 2011 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

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