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Review of “John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved The Union” by Harlow Giles Unger

Unger takes the interesting approach of illuminating the contributions of John Marshall to the protection and preservation of the Constitution by describing the many ways in which Thomas Jefferson sought to subvert it. This book will educate readers about the … Continue reading

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November 26, 1922 – Birthday of Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz, 1922-2000, was the American cartoonist who created the comic strip “Peanuts.” He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. At the peak of his popularity, “Peanuts” was being read by 355 million … Continue reading

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The Declaration of Independence and The Fourth of July – A Deadly Anniversary?

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson, who both signed the Declaration of Independence (Jefferson created the first draft) died on the same day in the same year: July 4, 1826, which … Continue reading

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April 4, 1968 – Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this date in 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was assassinated at the age of 39. In January of 1965, he was asked in an interview reprinted here about plots on … Continue reading

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February 12, 1809 – Birth of Charles Darwin

On this day in history Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He died at the age of 73, but his theory of evolution has persisted. In his landmark 1859 publication, On the Origin of Species, Darwin presented … Continue reading

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