Abraham Lincoln, the Teacher

210 years ago today, in a one room log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, one of the greatest Americans to ever live, Abraham Lincoln was born. Over a century and a half after his death, President Lincoln is still all around us. He has more things named after him in America than anyone but George Washington. […]

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The Killing of Adolph Coors III

59 years ago today, one of the largest manhunts in American history was underway as police tried to figure out what happened to the missing Adolph Coors III, the 44 year old father of four and heir to the beer dynasty of his family’s name.  Little did the hundreds of police, F.B.I., and volunteers who […]

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After the Music Dies

60 years ago today was one of the saddest in music, and American history.  Three of the biggest young stars of the newly born “rock and roll” were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, only about six miles from where they took off.  Jay “The Big Bopper” Richardson was 28, Buddy Holly […]

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Happy Birthday to Franklin D. Roosevelt, America’s Light in the Darkest of Times

Happy birthday to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition to being our longest serving President, he led us through two of our darkest chapters: The Great Depression and World War Two. Regardless of what one thinks of Roosevelt’s presidency or policies, this man deserves a lot of credit for his toughness and ability to fight […]

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