Category Archives: History

TCS: D-Day and the “Good War”

  Good Morning ____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment.____________________________ “Four years ago our … Continue reading

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A Poem for Hanukkah

Emma Lazarus  (1849-1887) is now remembered for her poem The New Colossus, enshrined in the base of the Statue of Liberty, which contains the lines, so often quoted when immigration is talked about in America: “Give me your tired, your poor/ … Continue reading

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TCS: To Honor Seneca Falls, Words That Could Only Be Written By Women

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ For I conclude that … Continue reading

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June 30, 1966 – National Organization for Women Day

June 30, 1966 – National Organization for Women Day: the largest U.S feminist organization is launched, and begins organizing immediately. Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Pauli Murray, and Gloria Steinem were among its first leaders. They were attending the Third National Conference … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Watch Day

June 19th is National Watch Day. It was launched in 2017 as part of a celebration of the history and art of watchmaking at Nordstrom department stores. German inventor Peter Heinlein invented the mainspring, and by 1524 he was producing … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944 – The Sea Was White-Crested and Angry

June 6, 1944: D-Day Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, Operation Overlord, the biggest seaborne invasion in history, marking the start of the liberation of France, and beginning the final phase of WWII in Europe. Around 150,000 troops … Continue reading

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TCS: Dawn Was Theirs and Sunset – In Memoriam

   Good Morning ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ War does not … Continue reading

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March 28 – When a Solar Eclipse Stopped a Battle

May 28, 585 BC – According to the ancient Greek historian and geographer Herodotus, a solar eclipse occurred, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The eclipse was interpreted as an omen, which stopped a battle … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

May 27, 2016 – Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet surviving victims of the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, known as Hibakusha (“explosion-affected people”). He called for a nuclear-free future “in … Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Attempted Insurrection in Washington DC

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.As nations become corrupt and vicious, theyhave more need of masters.”   – Benjamin Franklin “In questions of power, then, let no more be saidof confidence in man, but bind him down frommischief by the … Continue reading

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