Category: History

The Mountaintop, April 3, 1968

Re-posted from 1.21.2019 by TMC for ek hornbeck. Given in support of striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It’s always good to have your closest …

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The Breakfast Club (Always room for Jello)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for January 17th Benjamin Franklin is born; Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw; Eisenhower gives his Farewell Address; Japan earthquake; Al Capone is born; Muhammad Ali is born. Breakfast Tune Woody Guthrie – All You Fascists Bound To Lose (Quarantine Edition) Something to think about, Breakfast …

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The Breakfast Club (Eatin’ Right Along)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for January 10th Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense; London’s Underground opens; The Beatles first album released in US hits store shelves; Rod Stewart born. Breakfast Tune Movin’ Right Along to 2021 with Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear | The Muppets Something to think about, Breakfast …

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The Breakfast Club (Leftover Popcorn)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for January 3rd Washington’s army routs the British in the Battle of New Jersey; Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces; Jack Ruby dies; Author J.R.R. Tolkien is born. Breakfast Tune RUMBLE Web Exclusive: Rhiannon Giddens plays ‘Georgie Buck’ on Banjo Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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The Breakfast Club (Chocolate Orange)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for December 27th Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Charles Darwin sets out on round-the-world voyage; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York; James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opens in London. Breakfast Tune Nashville Blues Something to think about, Breakfast News …

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Hessians

Originally posted by ek hornbeck on 12.26.2007. Re-posted by TMC for ek. A reprint from 2007 but as true today as it ever was. From Wikipedia’s entry on the American Revolutionary War Early in 1775, the British Army consisted of about 36,000 men worldwide… Additionally, over the course of the war the British hired about …

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The Breakfast Club (Cranberry Canes)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for December 26th A tsunami kills more than 200-thousand people is Southeast Asia; Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten to death; Winston Churchill addresses joint session of Congress; Presidents Truman and Ford die. Breakfast Tune Rhiannon Giddens featuring Yo-Yo Ma – “Build A House” …

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Carol of the Bells

Twitter is a strange place. Depending on who you follow or what you read in the news on the internet that leads you there, it can be informative and educational. A blog post led me to a tweet where I found this tweeted response   And Carol of the Bells is based on a Ukrainian …

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The Breakfast Club (Cookies)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for December 25th George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies. Breakfast Tune Washington Blues – Clifton Hicks Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below So this breakfast …

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The Breakfast Club (PT Omelet)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for December 20th New Orleans marks completion of Louisiana Purchase; South Carolina is first state to secede from Union; Vermont Supreme Court rules in favor of homosexual couples; ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ premieres in New York. Breakfast Tune Gettysburg Banjo 12 – Buffalo Gals Something to …

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The Breakfast Club (In Progress ive)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for December 13th U.S. forces capture Iraq’s ousted dictator Saddam Hussein; Authorities in communist Poland impose martial law; Union forces suffer defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Actor Dick Van Dyke is born. Breakfast Tune Santa Claus Is Coming To Town for Trombone, Bass Sax …

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The Breakfast Club (To Go)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! AP’s Today in History for December 6th Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America’s first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born. Breakfast Tune Greensky Bluegrass – …

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