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50/50 split.

I’m a voracious reader, the owner of probably 100-200 books.  They’re stashed on shelves, in boxes, practically everywhere I can cram one.  I’d say it’s split down the middle in terms of… 262 more words

This Day in History: The First 1960 Kennedy/Nixon Presidential Debate

On September 26, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon held the first televised debate in presidential campaign history. The program originated in Chicago and was carried by all of the major radio and TV networks. 35 more words


Respectable JFK conspiracy theorists...

Fifty years on,  the assassination of John F. Kennedy still stirs controversy,  as author Philip Shenon  points out.   Even someone who served as a staffer on the Warren Commission has developed doubts on the commission’s conclusions. 182 more words


September 27 in history:

Pope Urban VII (real name, Giovanni Castagna) died on this date in 1590.  He had only been the pope for 13 days, the shortest papacy ever.   148 more words

Today In History

Quote of the Day: Kennedy

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that
the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy 7 more words


John and Jacqueline Kennedy Signed 1963 holiday card

Exceedingly rare official Hallmark card issued during the 1963 holiday season, featuring an image of a nativity scene on the front, measuring 4.5 x 6.5 closed, signed inside in bold ink as president, “John Kennedy,” and as first lady, “Jacqueline Kennedy.” The image on the front is identified as “Creche in East Room, The White House,” and a gilt-embossed presidential seal and engraved holiday greeting appear above the signatures, reading: “With best wishes for a Happy New Year.” In fine condition. 94 more words

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12 septembrie...

Pe data de 12 septembrie 1962, președintele american John F. Kennedy a susținut celebrul discurs de la Rice University, în cadrul căruia a anunțat noul obiectiv al programului spațial uman al SUA, cel de a duce un om pe suprafața Lunii și a îl returna în siguranță, până la finalul deceniului. 30 more words

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