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Have You Ever Kept Going With Something Because Of The Work You Put In?

Have you ever kept going with something because of the work you put in? Sometimes something seems like a good idea and you put a lot of time and effort into it. 146 more words

My Version of "The Truman Show"

My version of The Truman Show:

Harry S. Truman (33rd President of the United States) is the unsuspecting star of The Truman Show, a reality political television program in which his entire life, since before birth, is filmed by thousands of hidden cameras, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is broadcast live around the world. 911 more words

Nose for News

Our daily newspapers were the main source of news for most of the 20th century. When one looks back at headlines it seems we could read about the great tragedies of those times.  334 more words

Biggest Presidential Election Upsets

Many Presidential elections are decided… long before the votes are cast.  Technology makes predicting election results an acceptable part of the modern campaign cycle.  Historical analysis provides election scorecards on races prior to modern media technology.  531 more words


SE39 Week 7 - Old Soldiers

This week’s final sound bite clue was a little difficult to understand, and its upper-range frequencies made it the favourite clue of dogs across Ottawa. It was Douglas MacArthur’s farewell address, after getting fired. 931 more words

April 3rd - Marshall Plan put into action by Harry Truman 1948

After the end of World War Two, the US gave $13 billion in aid to Europe and Asia to rebuild their economies (roughly $160 billion in today’s values). 255 more words


Facts in Five

Election of 1948 edition

  • Democrats briefly courted Dwight D. Eisenhower to challenge Truman for the nomination.  The Republicans were talking with Douglas MacArthur during the same period. 
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