Thanksgiving, Hanukkah overlap in unprecedented calendar oddity

Jeffrey Weiss Dallas Morning News 25 November 2013

The annual December dilemma — Hanukkah vs. Christmas — has become the November befuddlement for many American Jewish families this year: What’s Thanksgiving doing in Hanukkah?

It’s never happened before since Thanksgiving was set as the fourth Thursday in November. If you feast after sundown Thursday, your […]

The Gettysburg Address 150 years later

19 November 2013

 

 

This recently discovered photograph of President Lincoln was captured moments after giving his dedicatory remarks that Thursday afternoon 150 years ago.

 

 

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all […]

Limbaugh: For the First Time in My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Country

Rush Limbaugh The Rush Limbaugh Show 2/21/2013

…Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it’s being insulted? It just makes me ashamed. Seriously, man. Here […]

Sesquicentennial Comparisons: Black Slavery in America and Ottoman Turkey

“…Amongst the Mussulmans, however, the use of having slaves is universal; with them it is just as natural to have negro slaves as it is [for non-Muslims] to have cats or dogs in the house…”

 

Andrew G. Bostom American Thinker 1/1/2013

January 1, 2013 marks the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of President Abraham […]

Thanksgiving Proclamations

President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution

William D. Bailey The Founders Blog 11/22/2012

General Thanksgiving By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation City of New York, October 3, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, […]

The Gettysburg Address, 19 November 1863

Adam Gault Vimeo 9/29/2010

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

Lincoln’s speech revisited. Read by Mitch Rapoport. Design and animation by Adam Gault and Stefanie Augustine. Sound design by Chris Villepigue | songloft.com Additional animation by Carlo Vega.

CAJ note: A brief history of the address at Wikipedia.

Update: More at Gulag Bound.

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