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  • Almanac
    Warm temperatures and a two-day snowstorm
    Warm temperatures and a two-day 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 December 20.1904 - Manistique had nearly 2 feet of wind-blown...
  • Almanac
    The coldest December day, thunder and heavy snow
    The coldest December day, thunder and heavy snow 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 December 19.1929 - Cold and snowy weather prevails...
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    Paul and the Historical Jesus
    Let's face it - the mythicist movement is one of the most intellectually dishonest movements of our time. A week doesn't pass where we don't hear a "scholar" coming out with false information "disproving" Jesus'...
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
    St. Agnes Catholic Church and Mass on a Marian holy day
    Charleston, South Carolina celebrates a so-called “Rainbow Row,” a group of thirteen colorful homes that face the Charleston Harbor. Though not as colorful as Charleston’s Rainbow Row, Louisville does have a unique cluster of its...
  • Almanac
    A barge crew tramping through the wilderness, freezing rain, and mild weather
    A barge crew tramping through the wilderness, freezing rain, and mild weather 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 December 18.1884 -...
  • George Stinney
    Fourteen year old boy executed for murdering two girls: Ruling overturned
    It’s been 70 years since South Carolina executed 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., a black teen who was accused of beating two young white girls to death in 1944. Within a time frame of 10 minutes, the all-white male jury found Stinney guilty...
  • "A Christmas Carol" published this day in 1843
    'A Christmas Carol,' published this day in 1843
    Charles Dickens' classic story "A Christmas Carol" was first published on this day in 1843.More than 170 years later, readers all over the world enjoy this classic."A Christmas Carol” tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge,...
  • Almanac
    The snowiest December, snow squalls, and cold air
    The snowiest December, snow squalls, and cold air 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 December 17.1876 - The daytime temperature rose to...
  • Hampton Court Palace
    Ghosts appeared at Hampton Court Palace
    A London police constable reported seeing a ghost at the Hampton Court Palace in March 1907. He was on duty at the east front of the palace when he suddenly became aware of a group of figures moving toward him on Gitton walk. They seemed to be...
  •  Aleksander Doba: The Satisfaction of Great Achievements
    Aleksander Doba: The triumph of the long distance paddler
    On November 7, 2014, National Geographic Magazine announced ten nominees for the 2015 Adventurer of the Year Award, based on their extraordinary achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation or humanitarianism that has distinguished...
  • Almanac
    A crewless shipwreck, blizzard conditions, and plunging temperatures
    A crewless shipwreck, blizzard conditions, and plunging temperatures 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 December 16.1906 - The wooden...
  • Liberty Holiday
    From Liberty State Park, you can see the most famous lady in New York
    She is the most beautiful lady in New York Harbor standing in Liberty Island. In her right hand, she holds the torch of freedom. Immigrants of the past, who sailed to America, saw this majestic statue before beginning a new life here in America....
  • Almanac
    Record rain, a grounded cargo vessel and heavy snow
    Record rain, a grounded cargo vessel and heavy snow 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 December 15.1922 - The wood, tug and cargo vessel...
  • Almanac
    Freezing rain, record heat and a shipwreck
    Freezing rain, record heat and a shipwreck 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 December 14.1883 - The wood schooner-barge Mary Ann Hulbert,...
  • Mistletoe Kiss
    Kiss me! The Magic of Mistletoe
    Kissing under the mistletoe is as much a part of Christmas as Santa’s appearance from a chimney. The meaning and magic of mistletoe is both universally accepted and customarily practiced. But how did this holiday smooch-fest start...