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Eisenhower on D-Day (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:

This article asks the question of what did Eisenhower actually say to put D-Day into action.  Eisenhower himself didn't remember, and no one can seem to agree what he said. What would seem like it should have an historical send off really doesn't.  So what does this mean?  It comes down to Eisenhower's own character, according to this article:
There is no memorable quote, in other words, because of Eisenhower's good old-fashioned Kansas modesty.  He did not have the kind of ego that spawns lofty sentiments for the press or posterity Ike was a plain speaker from the plains of ...

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"Shall We Carry On?" (History Matters: Historical Musings of Jared Frederick)

An interesting history-related post from History Matters: Historical Musings of Jared Frederick:

Storming Juno Beach
The drawn-out chronicle of the Normandy adventure continues today as we head toward the Canadian sector at Juno Beach.  Above, our Canadian English/French-speaking guide orients our group to the surrounding sites and touring options on March 12.  Unlike Omaha Beach down the coastline, Juno possesses no imposing bluffs overlooking the shore.  However, the terrain gradually slopes upward as it ascends inland.  The 15,000 Canadians and 9,000 British troops who landed here on June 6, 1944 faced an uphill battle in both a literal and figurative sense.  

In the moments before the landings here, Allied destroyers and gunboats ...

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First Submerged Launching of an A-3 Polaris Missile – 26 Oct 1963 (Naval History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Naval History Blog:

On October 26, 1963,the first submerged launching of the Navy’s 2500 nautical mile A-3 Polaris Missile was successfully made by the gold crew of the USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619), commanded by Commander James B. Wilson, USN, from a point some 30 miles off Cape Canaveral, Florida.  A practice warhead was hurled over 2,000 NM down the Atlantic Missile Range to land on target.  The A-3 Missile added 1,000 NM miles to the reach of the Polaris nuclear retaliatory missile system.

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Researching the Black Patriots of Rhode Island, 27 Oct. (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University is hosting a lunchtime colloquium on Wednesday, 27 October, with Prof. Louis Wilson of Smith College on his research project, “Black Patriots in the American Revolutionary War from Rhode Island.”

He describes his project this way:
My project will attempt to reconstruct the personal history of many of the approximately eight hundred previously neglected African Americans and Native Americans who fought in various Rhode Island army units from 1775 to 1783. Using only primary documents, first, I am attempting to identify who these ...

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Ben Carp at the Old South Meetinghouse, 21 Oct. (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

I’ve mentioned this before, but at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, 21 October, Prof. Benjamin Carp of Tufts will be speaking at the Old South Meetinghouse about his new book, Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America.

Now if you search at Powell’s online bookstore for titles that include the phrase “Making of America,” you get no fewer than 166 hits. But the Boston Tea Party really was a crucial event in the colonies’ break with Britain. And it’s been a celebrated, symbolically laden event ever since the 1830s, when its memory bubbled back ...

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Thomas Kidd Lecture, Fri, Oct 15, Eastern Nazarene College (RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY)

An interesting history-related post from RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY:

Randall Stephens

A note for any of y'all who live near Boston.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, at 3:00pm, Shrader Lecture Hall, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass: Thomas S. Kidd (Baylor University), "God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution." The Donald S. Metz Lecture in American Christian History.

Thomas Kidd is the author of a variety of books and article on American religion in the colonial and revolutionary eras. His The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America was published by Yale in 2007. University of Notre Dame historian Mark Noll described the book as “Well ...

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