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The Death of Elvis

On the afternoon of August 16, 1977, American singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley was pronounced dead after having been found in an unresponsive state in his home at Memphis, Tennessee.  6,883 more words

United States

The Definitive Ranking of the Presidents of the United States

I continue to read through Presidential biographies, but it has become clear that posting the ranking on the bottom of each post is getting unsustainable. It’s already over 1500 words, so I decided to break it off onto its own post. 1,901 more words


The Power of the Lord Was with Them - 1 Nephi 13:1-19

You can read 1 Nephi 13:1-19 here.

Context and General Information

  • Nephi is seeing the vision of the tree of life and learning its interpretation.
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The Smithsonian: America's Attic

On August 10, 1846, the Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the United States Congress after British scientist James Smithson donated $500,000. Established “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” the Smithsonian is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. 5,562 more words

Historic Events

The Battle of Guadalcanal

On August 7, 1942, Allied forces, predominantly United States Marines, landed on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands, with the objective of denying their use by the Japanese to threaten Allied supply and communication routes between the United States, Australia, and New Zealand; powerful American and Australian naval forces supported these landings. 11,951 more words

Historic Events

BGR: History buffs will love this site that maps the oldest building in every U.S. state

BGR: History buffs will love this site that maps the oldest building in every U.S. state. “We report so much on the bleeding edge of all things tech, but there’s another story on the far opposite side of that world that’s just as fascinating and as relevant to everything we see around us today. 33 more words

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