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Stephen Watts Kearny, the Capture of Santa Fe and the Taos Revolt

On August 18, 1846, United States Army General Stephen W. Kearny and his troops took possession of Santa Fe — the capital of the Mexican Province of Nuevo México — graciously if sadly welcomed by acting governor Juan Bautista Vigil y Alarid. 5,808 more words

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John Wise and America's First Air Mail Flight

The United States Postal Service commemorated the 100th anniversary of its Air Mail services with two stamps released earlier this year. However, mail had been transported by air long before the Army pilots in their Curtiss Jenny JN-4HM “Jenny” biplanes made their fights on May 15, 1918. 4,434 more words

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In Canada, We Agree to Disagree

We Like to be Different

Because Canada and the United States have the longest unprotected border (stretching 4,000 miles from sea-to-shining-sea), Canadians feel they must protect their ‘identity’ by providing an alternative to the American way of life. 435 more words


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

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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.

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  • 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

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