• July 3, 2014

    The Dunlap Broadside

    After Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, delegates ordered it printed that night. At this point, no one had signed the document — the only names …

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  • July 2, 2014

    Happy July 2!

    One of the great misconceptions in American history relates to the July 4 holiday. The actual vote for independence by the Continental Congress came on July 2. Delegates began debating …

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  • Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

    June 28, 2014

    Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

    As we enter the Fourth of July week, I thought it would be interesting to tell the story of those dramatic days leading up to the colonies’ declaring independence in …

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  • We must never forget

    June 11, 2014

    We must never forget

    My thanks to all who have commented on the D-Day portion of my “1944 70th anniversary” series of posts. I’ll finish up D-Day by pointing out that less than one …

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  • 70 years ago: A monumental day

    June 6, 2014

    70 years ago: A monumental day

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and I’m continuing my series of posts on this monumental event that turned the tide of WWI. I hope you’ll …

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