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  • Justice
    William J. Brennan, a native Newarker, became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice
    Most of us are intrigued when we read books, watch television programs and see movies about court cases. Whether they are fictional accounts or real, they both serve the same purpose: each side will present evidence to get to the truth. In some...
  • Almanac
    Blizzard conditions, icy water, and record heat
    Blizzard conditions, icy water, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the weather events that happened on April 1.1920 - 5 days after a flood began in...
  • April Fool's Day origins
    The first April Fool's Day history and origins
    April Fool's Day wasn’t always a thing, but for many centuries April 1 has been dubbed the day to play pranks on others followed by laughter and the announcement – “April Fools!” How did April Fool's Day become a...
  • The Near East Relief Foundation
    Charity continues life-saving tradition
    In my History New Network feature on the Syrian crisis, I wrote about the Near East Relief Charity of the World War I era. Their original name was the The American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief.They got started in 1915 in response to...
  • DVD review: did Stan Deyo find the Garden of Eden?
    DVD review: did Stan Deyo find the Garden of Eden?
    Did Stan Deyo find the Garden of Eden? Well, if he did then it would amount to one of the greatest external evidences for the Bible’s reliability even found. It would also explain why you have not heard about it in any form of mainstream...
  • Reagan minutes before an assassination attempt
    On this day in history March 30 1981 Reagan shot survives assassination attempt
    Journalists are remembering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan's life 34 years ago on Monday, March 30, 1981. On that day, as Reagan was exiting the Washington Hilton hotel he was bombarded by six bullets from a young...
  • Almanac
    Inches of hail, a tornado, and flooding
    Inches of hail, a tornado, and flooding top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the weather events that happened on March 31.1923 - March...
  • Obama nearly fell walking down the steps of Air Force One
    Obama nearly falls stumbles out of Air Force One experiences Gerald Ford moment
    President Barack Obama now has something in common with a Republican president, like Gerald Ford before Obama has now been caught stumbling out of Air Force One. On Sunday evening, March 29, 2015, President Obama slipped and nearly fell as he...
  • Arch of Hope
    Rosa Parks was a sweet and gutsy lady who changed a nation
    When Dr. Martin Luther King spoke, Rosa Parks was certainly listening. After a long day of work as a seamstress at a local department store in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks was tired. She knew that she had to vacate the front seat of the bus when the...
  • The history of Mary’s assumption in to heaven
    The history of Mary’s assumption in to heaven
    A Catholic acquaintance is rather taken with employing one liner catch phrases into his claims about the Catholic church. For example, it is the almost 2,000 year old apostolic church that has always believed the same things.Well, he recently...
  • Almanac
    A tornado, heavy rain and an ice jam
    A tornado, heavy rain and an ice jam top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on March 30.1922 - 1.76 inches of precipitation fell in Detroit. This...
  • Almanac
    Cold air, heavy snow and flooding
    Cold air, heavy snow and flooding top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on March 29.1910 - Temperatures peak in the upper 70s to lower 80s...
  • Almanac
    The 1904 flood, record heat, blowing and drifting snow, and a tornado outbreak
    The 1904 flood, record heat, blowing and drifting snow, and a tornado outbreak top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on March 28.1904 - Heavy...
  • Almanac
    Ping pong ball sized hail, freezing rain and a tornado outbreak
    Ping pong ball sized hail, freezing rain and a tornado outbreak top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on March...
  • Almanac
    A fatal plane crash, an F2 tornado, soaring temperatures and a record snowstorm
    A fatal plane crash, an F2 tornado, soaring temperatures and a record snowstorm top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on March 26.1934 - A...
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