Category Archives: History

Happy Veterans Day

Just received the following e-mail from Marla Turner, Secretary to the Nevada State Democratic Party. Wanted to pass it on to you: Happy Veterans Day! As we share this holiday with family and loved ones, let’s take a moment to … Continue reading

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The American Civil Liberties Union

The stated mission of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. It is a non-profit … Continue reading

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Mark Twain in Nevada

Seal of Nevada designed by Orion Clemens The Seal of Nevada was designed by Orion Clemens, brother of Mark Twain. Following, verbatim, is a bit of Nevada History you should find interesting. It appears to have been written by Mark … Continue reading

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Jefferson-Jackson Day Celebrations of Democratic Party

I posted an entry on the Nye County Nevada Democratic Party’s Facebook group yesterday. The Wikipedia article mentioned the equivalent day marked by the Republican Party. They call it Lincoln Day or Reagan Day. I had to chuckle a bit. … Continue reading

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Hispanic population exceeds white population

According to the latest census more Hispanic babies surpass white babies born in the United States. Additionally African-American homes headed by women—mostly single mothers—exceeds African-American households with married couples. [Guardian] Minority groups will become the majority in the US by … Continue reading

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U.S. missing $6.6 billion in Iraq War money

Paul Richter of the Los Angeles Times reported on June 13, 2011 that “after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the George W. Bush administration flooded the conquered country with so much cash to pay for reconstruction and … Continue reading

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Letting the middle class die

I was watching 60 Minutes on CBS earlier this week. The segment was about the closing of the outpatient clinic for chemotherapy at the University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas. UMC is a Clark County public hospital, the only … Continue reading

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Liberty: The American Revolution

The Susan Constant: Replica of three ships bringing the first American Settlers to Jamestown, Va. After the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia in1607 immigrants to the New World from England, Ireland, Scotland and other European countries settled along … Continue reading

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Al Gionfriddo of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Albert “Al” Francis Gionfriddo was born March 8, 1922. He stood 5’ 6” in height and weighed 165 pounds. He batted and threw left-handed. He debuted in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1944 at age 22. Over … Continue reading

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Today in History

Never hurts to follow history.

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