Category Archive: Ancient History

This Day In History October 17 – Three Remarkable Events In The History Of Liberty

  This Day In History October 17 – The History of Liberty – 539 BC Cyrus the Great captures Babylon releasing the Jews from 70 years of exile, 1777 the Battle of Saratoga British John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans a turning point in the American Revolution, and 1781 British Gen. Cornwallis surrenders …

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This Day In History – February 10

    History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner             Medieval History 1306 – Raibeart Bruis (Robert the Bruce) slays political rival John Comyn igniting the Scottish Revolution against Great Britian In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert …

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This Day In History – February 4

  Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. Machiavelli     …

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This Day In History – December 27

  But every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country he should lisp the praise of liberty …

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This Day In History – December 11

  If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me! ~George Macaulay Trevelyan     Ancient History 361 – Julian the Apostate “The Last Pagan” enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the …

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This Day In History – November 11

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff       Ancient History 308 – Roman Emperor emeritus Diocletian attempts order in the Empire At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus …

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This Day In History – November 2

  “There is one mind common to all individual men…. ….Of the works of this mind history is the record. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. All the facts of history pre-exist as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant. The creation of a thousand forests is in …

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October 31 – News, Views, Issues & The Past

News, views, issues and history to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge critical, deliberative thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.   QUOTE “This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new …

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This Day In History – October 24

  History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future. –Robert Penn Warren       Ancient History 69 – Second Battle of Bedriacum Forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal …

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This Day In History – October 21

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff     Ancient History 1097 – First Crusade Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch. The First Crusade (1096–1099) was a military expedition by Western Christianity to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – “Whiter Than Snow” c. 1872

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in the crush of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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This Day In History – October 18

  There will always be a connection between the way men contemplate the past and the way in which they contemplate the present. —Henry Thomas Buckle (24 November 1821 – 29 May 1862) was an English historian.         Ancient History 1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Destroyed The Holy Sepulchre a Christian church in Jerusalem, …

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October 15 – News, View & Issues

    News, views and issues to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge careful, deliberate thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.   QUOTE “[E]ven our Commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking …

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This Day In History – October 9

      Study the past, if you would divine the future —Confucius, (traditionally 28 September 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.   October 9, 768 – Ancient History Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman I (28 June …

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This Day In History – October 8

    The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? —David McCullough (July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.     October 8, 314 – Ancient History Licinius defeated by …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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This Day In History – September 24

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. —Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.       September 24, 787 – Medieval History Second Council of Nicaea The Second Council of Nicaea is regarded …

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This Day In History – September 18

    96 AD Ancient Rome – Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1502 Early Americas – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage 1776 War of Independence – Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights 1830 Science History – American steam locomotive races horse …

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This Day In History – September 17

    Ancient History – Alexander destroys Thebes – 335 B.C. American Revolution – Indians and Loyalists burn German Flats, New York – 1778 Science – Charles Darwin arrives at Galapagos Archipelago – 1835 Civil War – Antietam Battle, Sharpsburg Maryland – 1862 Old West – Cheyenne and Sioux decimate frontiersmen at Beecher’s Island – …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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