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Curtis Hill: Why George Washington is the president who towers over all others in stature and importance

We celebrate the life of George Washington, imperfect though he was, because he was the indispensable man who held our fragile republic together in its formative years.

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How Founding Fathers Who Loved the God of Liberty and Their Freedom Built the Freest of Free Nations

As we celebrate Presidents Day, it's important to remember the first five commanders-in-chief were also all Founding Fathers of the nation. What you may not know is how crucial was the role of The Founders' faith in America's beginning. And

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    America Wasn’t Founded on White Supremacy

    Revisionist Black supremacist history can't grasp our shared equality.

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      Why Clarence Thomas's Life Repudiates The Left's Hatred Of America

      Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced down a 'high-tech lynching' by the same people who now claim to be America's arbiters of racial justice.

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      Secret Nazi World War II bunkers discovered near D-Day beaches

      Researchers have uncovered secret Nazi bunkers in Normandy that were used against U.S. forces at the D-Day landings during World War II.

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      In eastern Europe, when Nazis killed Jews, a 'carnival atmosphere' prevailed

      In a new, second book about ‘Holocaust by bullets,’ Father Patrick Desbois depicts in grim detail local bystanders' culpability while Nazis implemented the Final Solution

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      How the Science of Racism Led to the Holocaust - The war against the divine image in man

      Can the world survive on ethics devised by human reason? Well, we tried. It’s called the 20th century.

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      Auschwitz survivors: First Jews sent to the Nazi concentration camp were teenage girls

      As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Edith Friedman Grosman, who was 17 when she arrived at the Nazi concentration camp, tells her harrowing story in a new book

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      Twin sisters were liberated from Auschwitz, but not from Mengele

      The experiments to which Yehudit and Lea Csengeri were subjected to by Dr. Josef Mengele have made them afraid of doctors to this day

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      Why the Bombing Auschwitz Argument Still Matters

      The Allies’ refusal to devote sufficient resources to rescue and halt the Nazi murder factory is one more reason why a sovereign State of Israel is necessary.

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      Holocaust Remembrance Day: Few Americans know the death toll, poll finds | Fox News

      A new survey claims the Holocaust is receding in collective memory, as few Americans know the death toll of Jews.

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      Martin Luther King on Peace, Israeli Security and Anti-Zionism | CAMERA

      Anti-Israel activists who name-drop Martin Luther King don't want you to know about his strong support for Israel, his understanding of the links between

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      When Islamic Republic of Iran drove President Ronald Reagan to military action | Fox News

      In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan ordered the U.S. military to invade the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada, which had been overthrown by Marxist revolutionaries.  But central to President Reagan's dec

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      What's new with Leonardo da Vinci - Medievalists.net

      As history marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, several news stories have just come out revealing more interesting details about the Renaissance artist.

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        British People Explain How They Were Taught About The American Revolution In School

        "British people of Reddit, how is the American Revolution taught in your schools?"–– This was today's burning question from Redditor Shamr0ck01, who did not, contrary to what you may believe, open a terrible can of worms and kick off an imperialist chest-

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        Project Nightingale: How Florence Nightingale’s Legacy Has Influenced Today’s Healthcare Systems - HistoryExtra

        What is Google doing in hospitals collecting big data and why has it appropriated the name of the world’s most famous nurse, in its 'Project Nightingale'?

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        'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

        BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was...

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        The Legacy of Low-Bar Impeachment

        Since the embarrassing impeachment and failed conviction of President Andrew Johnson in 1868, Americans more or less had avoided that ultimate constitutional method of removing a chief executive from power. The Johnson impeachment had been so steeped in p

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        “Picture Book: A Musso & Frank Tribute” on Vimeo

        The Musso and Frank Grill has always been a beacon of light for literary Los Angeles. From Hemingway and Fitzgerald to Chandler and Bukowski, think of what’s…

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        What George Washington was thankful for might shock you | Fox News

        In October 1789, long before Americans made it a national holiday, President George Washington issued a proclamation calling for a National Day of Thanksgiving.

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        Understanding the Roots of the War on History

        The "progressive" left's war on history centers on playing the victim and attacking American exceptionalism, undermining the virtues history once protected.

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          10 Facts About the Aberfan Disaster of 1966| Mental Floss

          Learn the history of the tragic, shocking story behind the Aberfan mining disaster—an event recreated in season 3 of 'The Crown.'

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          Hebron Remembered

          The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Torah reading for Shabbat Chaye Sarah (November 23) begins …

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          1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible goes on display in Washington - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

          It is one of the oldest intact Hebrew Bible manuscripts in the United States, according to the Museum of the Bible.

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          5 Things You Might Not Know About the Battle of Midway

          The mighty clash between Japanese and U.S. naval forces in June 1942 ended in a stunning—and surprising—Allied victory.

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          Historian: New evidence shows FDR's bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans

          In his book about Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Rafael Medoff finds links between the US president's anti-Japanese stances and his policies against Jews fleeing Hitler

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          How Wild Bill Hickok Became an American Legend

          Wild Bill Hickok personified the archetype of the gentleman gunfighter in the history of the American West. HowStuffWorks looks at his life and times.

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          Mind-boggling facts that sound fake, but are actually true

          Some facts are so mind-boggling that they sound bogus. We did the digging to bring you all the wildest trivia no one believes could possibly be true.

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          Why Eisenhower deleted the Jews

          The upcoming 50th anniversary of the passing of Dwight D. Eisenhower has occasioned a number of laudatory essays about the

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          Harriet Tubman's Civil War Raid | Mental Floss

          With the Combahee River Raid of 1863, Harriet Tubman earned her nickname "Moses" all over again—and became the first woman in U.S. history to lead a military expedition.

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          Hebron Riots of 1929: Anti-Jewish Terrorism Predates the 1967 War

          Arab rejection of Israel and Zionism emerges from an all-or-nothing view of justice and honor. It has never brooked compromise or moderation.

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          Warrior in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo was misidentified, Marines Corps acknowledges

          The Marine Corps corrected a 74-year-old error with the announcement that a corporal from Iowa named Harold 'Pie' Keller helped raise the flag in the Iwo Jima photo, not Pfc. Rene Gagnon

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          Florida Man Discovers Original D-Day Audiotapes in His Basement

          Bruce Campbell never expected to find some of World War II’s most important radio broadcasts buried in his cluttered basement.

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          40 Photos of Los Angeles Over From 1910 to Now!

          So much has happened since the city was founded in 1871. It all started when studios popped up all over town and Old Hollywood took over.

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          The O.K. Corral: The Gunfight of All Gunfights

          This Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted just 30 seconds. But its legend has endured for more than a decade. We dissect the battle's myth and lure.

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          Donald Trump on Jewish Daughter Ivanka: ‘This Wasn’t in the Plan But I’m Very Glad it Happened’ (VIDEO)

          Donald Trump at The Algemeiner's 'Jewish 100' Gala. Photo: Sarah Rogers. While Donald Trump did not plan on having a …

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          The Jewish National Fund's Most Covetous Award, the "Tree of Life Award", was Awarded to Donald Trump for his Outstanding Dedication to American-Israeli Friendship and for his Support of Israel – TheGivingTrump.com

          Donald Trump had his wife, sister, brother, parents (Fred Trump who built thousands of Brooklyn homes over 40 years ago where Jews were the principal buyers) stand up for recognition.

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          Trump donated toward settlement evacuees

          The US president-elect contributed money toward creating infrastructure in new communities in Israel to absorb Jews evacuated from the Sinai in the 1980s and from Gaza in 2005

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          Donald Trump’s Father was so Dedicated to Israel Causes, People Thought he was Jewish

          Fred was a noted philanthropist who gave generously to Jewish causes including the Long Island Jewish Hospital

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          Did Jews Ever Abandon the Temple Mount?

          The claim that no Jewish temple ever existed in Jerusalem and that Jews have no rights whatsoever on the Temple Mount is part of the "temple denial" doctrine that has been increasingly internalized in Palestinian academic, religious, and political

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          On Its 100th Anniversary, Musso & Frank’s Grill Gets the Star Treatment

          The venerable restaurant, an outpost of both Hollywood glamour and comforting camaraderie for a century, is honored on the Walk of Fame

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          Mysterious megastructures of the elusive Tripolye culture unearthed in Ukraine | Fox News

          The excavation of a Stone Age community center in Ukraine is helping explain why large groups of tens of thousands of people flourished and then fell more than 5,000 years ago.

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          How Different Is The U.S. From Pre-War Germany?

          Is it really inconceivable for such evil to unfold here in the U.S.? Most would dismiss the question out of hand as ludicrous, arguing that we are blessed by a constitution and a politically-moderate electorate. But so was Germany – until it wasn’t.

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          The Whistleblower May Not Be A Whistleblower At All - Gregg Jarrett

          The latest media mass hysteria over a whistleblower’s complaint that, according to FoxNews.com “reportedly involved allegations President Trump made a troubling and unspecified ‘promise’ to a foreign leader,” is based on precious little inform

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          The Real Story Behind Netflix’s ‘The Spy’ | CAMERA

          Netflix's 2019 series, 'The Spy,' takes a look at legendary Mossad officer Eli Cohen. But as CAMERA noted in The Washington Examiner: the real

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            U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked - 1989

            UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

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            December 1941: How did Pearl Harbor affect Hitler? The Second World War's Most Important Month

            From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Hitler's declaration of war on the US, historian Laurence Rees explains why December 1941 was such a significant month during World War II.

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            Slavery In America Did Not Begin In 1619, And Others NYT Gets Wrong

            The 1619 Project isn’t mostly about helping Americans understand slavery in our history, but convincing Americans that ‘America’ and ‘slavery’ are synonyms.

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              U.S. History Doesn’t Need To Be ‘Reframed’ Around Identity Politics; It Already Has Been

              The myth that students and readers are getting some rose-colored version of American history is nonsense. So what is the 1619 Project really trying to do?

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              Pompeii 'sorcerer’s treasure trove' discovered, with bones, skull charms and gems for rituals | Fox News

              Archaeologists have uncovered some incredible treasures buried in Pompeii in recent memory, including an ancient fast-food joint, a long-lost fresco and a the buried remains of a racehorse.

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              Knotted cords may be the first evidence that Incas taxed goods | Science News

              Some knotted string devices point to crop levies imposed by the Incan empire, researchers say. But other khipus continue to evade description.

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                10 Things You May Not Know About the Jamestown Colony - HISTORY

                In May of 1607, a hearty group of Englishmen arrived on the muddy shores of modern-day Virginia under orders from King James I to establish an English colony.

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                How mosquitoes killed billions – and helped win the American Revolution - CBS News

                The mosquito has wreaked havoc on the world, killing as many as 50 billion people over the course of human existence

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                Holocaust survivor owes her life to a Nazi officer’s Great Dane

                Nina Dinar, 93, has loved dogs since childhood and that saved her in a Nazi labor camp in Poland

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                See the moon landing as they did 50 years ago

                Astronaut Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first man to set foot on the moon. Watch the historic Apollo 11 moments as the world witnessed them 50 years ago.

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                Meet Margaret Hamilton: The Woman Behind the Apollo Project | Mental Floss

                When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the Moon in July of 1969, software was a relatively new development. In fact, the Moon mission was one of the first times this kind of engineering was used in such a fundamental way. History was being wri

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                The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon | Mental Floss

                Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when they became the first people to step foot on the Moon. Ten others have followed in their footsteps.

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                The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Was A Triumph Of American Exceptionalism

                The character and tenacity needed to win the space race and land on the moon were built on the western frontier and ingrained deep into the American ethos.

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                Here Are the Bad Things NASA Thought Might Happen to the First Astronauts on the Moon

                Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time. It was one of the most impressive technological feats ever pulled off, filled with peril and uncertainty. Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were wo

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                The best and worst ads that celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing

                The advertisements honoring the Moon landing in 1969 were the Super Bowl ads of their day.

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                The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

                Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn’t see the value in it, they dubbed it a ‘Moondoggle.’

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                George Washington's Final Years—And Sudden, Agonizing Death - HISTORY

                The Founding Father left the presidency a healthy man, but then died from a sudden illness less than three years later.

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                The US land forever leased to England

                Every May, the US Coast Guard and the Royal Navy hold a ceremony on a sliver of North Carolina land where four English World War Two soldiers are buried.

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                A Pair of Dutch World War II Shipwrecks Have Disappeared Off the Coast of Malaysia | Mental Floss

                A pair of Dutch shipwrecks that have been on the ocean floor for decades were stolen. Scrap metal thieves are to blame.

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                Apollo in 50 numbers: The cost

                If the US was to beat the Soviets to the Moon, it had to spend large. The Apollo programme would end up costing many billions.

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                The 9 Most Overrated Battles in British History (and One Underrated One) - History Extra

                What are the most overrated battles and wars in British history? From Bosworth to the Battle of Britain, Sean Lang examines the most exaggerated clashes…

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                Left Completely Misses The Point Of Douglass's Speech About July 4

                Countless elites in the media this week have cited abolitionist Frederick Douglass' infamous 1852 speech as a condemnation of American ideals.

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                  Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple | Fox News

                  Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Judeo-Christian visitors to see in the Holy Land.

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                  Trump asks Americans to 'stay true to our cause'

                  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of...

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                  'Tanks' a lot: Trump 4th of July celebration isn't first time armored vehicles have rumbled into Washington

                  WASHINGTON – Tanks rumbled down Pennsylvania Avenue for Dwight Eisenhower's inaugural parade in 1953. John F. Kennedy deployed them eight years later – as well as missiles. Even a 1939 visit by England's King George VI prompted a splashy display of armored hardware rolling through the nation's capital.

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                  Think Trump Is Ruining the Fourth of July? The Founders Couldn’t Even Agree on How to Celebrate It. - POLITICO Magazine

                  Thomas Jefferson used the holiday to burnish his legacy; others used it to jeer at George Washington; John Adams thought it was commemorating the wrong date.

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                  The Lessons of the Declaration of Independence

                  The colonists’ quest for independence from the British in 1776 began with a goal: “to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them.” Declaring independence me

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                  The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army - The New York Times

                  A rediscovered diary, now at the Museum of the American Revolution, sheds light on the life of Deborah Sampson, who fought in the Continental Army.

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                  Apollo in 50 numbers: Food

                  Apollo’s multi-day missions meant astronauts needed good quality food. But how do you cook a meal in space when you don’t have a stove or even hot water?

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                  The graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in bloody World War II battle have been found

                  The remains of 30 US Marines and Navy service members lost since a bloody WWII battle in the South Pacific have been found on remote Tarawa Atoll, an organization that recovers lost US service members said.

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                  Apollo in 50 numbers: The Rocket

                  To get astronauts to the Moon, Nasa had to build the most powerful rocket ever flown successfully. The Saturn V was just the rocket for the job.

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                  Who Were the Mamluks? | History Today

                  The slave-warriors of medieval Islam overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty that lasted 300 years.

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                  TARCZYŃSKI Dominik on Twitter

                  “With this letter, I am formally inviting @AOC to come to Poland,where Adolf Hitler set up the worst chain of concentration camps the world has ever seen, so that she may see that scoring political points with enflamed rhetoric is unacceptable in our co

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                  The silence about black slavery in the Arab world | David Meir

                  In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the US about a demand by certain black organizations (like Black Lives Matter) for a financial compensation by the “white” people for slavery.

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                  Nest Just Sent Out This Email and It's a Reminder of Why People Just Don't Trust Google

                  Nest is now sending marketing emails for Google products, in the surest sign that it is officially dead as an independent brand and product.

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                  'Rare' WWII bomber lifted from sea 75 years after crash - BBC News

                  The Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber was discovered by electrical engineers surveying the seabed.

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                  Dwight Eisenhower Wrote a Letter Accepting Blame for D-Day's Failure, Just in Case | Mental Floss

                  "Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops."

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                  Watch Vintage Newsreel Footage of the D-Day Landings in Normandy | Mental Floss

                  This 75-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy that came to be known as D-Day.

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                  My Father’s D-Day Memories

                  D-Day is more than a remembrance of America’s great victory in the Battle of Normandy. It is a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the lessons they have to teach us.Like Jews repeating the story of the Passover every year for 3,000 years, we must

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                  'O Lord, Give Us Faith': The 75th Anniversary of D-Day and FDR's Prayer Broadcast to the Nation

                  Thursday, June 6, marks the 75-year anniversary of D-Day, the day of the greatest military invasion in modern history.  

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                    The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion | C-47 Plane

                    On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the main force of the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. 

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                    The 20th Century’s Most Important Day Was D-Day. This Is Why. | PragerU

                    On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British milita

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                    Touring Bela Lugosi's Los Angeles haunts and hangouts

                    Where the 'Dracula' actor worked, played, lived, and suffered.

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                    Americans' Loss Of Interest In the Civil War Is Part Of A Disturbing Trend

                    In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?