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Sunday, September 14th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 14 September

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On this day in 1814, after witnessing the British attack on Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem, “Defence of Fort McHenry,” which later was paired with the tune of a popular British song and named “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Find out what else happened on This Day in Founder's History at mikechurch.com….Continue

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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 13 September

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On this day (or the 18th, depending on the source) in 1789, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton began negotiations to secure the first loan to the U.S. government, referred to as the “Temporary Loan of 1789,” in order to pay the salaries of the President and members of Congress. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com….Continue

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Friday, September 12th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 12 September

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One notable birthday on this day in history in 1818, that of Richard Gatling, American inventor of the Gatling gun. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com….Continue

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 11 September

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On this day in 1789, Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury by President Washington. Initially Robert Morris had been appointed Secretary of the Treasury, but Morris declined the office and recommended Hamilton for the position. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com….Continue

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 10 September

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In 1813 on this day, near Put-in-Bay, Ohio on Lake Erie, the American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry’s command defeated the fleet of Royal Navy ships commanded by Robert Heriot Barclay. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com….Continue

Monday, September 8th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 7 September

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This Day In Founders History – 7 September On this day in 1813, the Troy Post of Troy, New York printed the earliest known reference to “Uncle Sam.” Some sources claim the name originated with Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy. Wilson supplied beef to the army during the War of 1812 and stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States. Some say one of Wilson’s workers jokingly referred to the U.S. as standing for “Uncle Sam,” for Wilson, and it spread to ….Continue

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 22 August

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This Day In Founders History – 22 August - On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress ordered the movement of militia in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia to specific locations to await orders from General Washington when a letter from W. Bordley to William Paca, delegate from Maryland, was read, which stated: “Advice being received that the enemy’s fleet are in Chesapeake Bay between Rock Hall and the mouth of Patapsco river.”….Continue

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 21 August

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This Day In Founders History – 21 August - On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress was informed that a large collection of tar was made at Wilmington, North Carolina and that the enemy’s fleet was upon the southern coast. “Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the executive power of North Carolina, to cause all the military and naval stores in the said State, to be removed to places of security. . . that the same should not fall into the enemy’s hands; an….Continue

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 20 August

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This Day In Founders History – 20 August - On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress “resolved itself into a committee of the whole to take into their farther consideration the Articles of Confederation.” Congress also appointed Dr. John Morgan “director general and physician in chief of the American hospital.” For more, check out today's This Day In Founders History....….Continue

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Monday, August 18th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 18 & 19 August

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Members Only Access The Founders Pass You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads! See What You Are Missing Take The Tour! OR Join Now Franklin Approves!   This Day In Founders History – 18 & 19 August On August 18, 1735, the newspaper Boston Evening-Post, successor to The Weekly Rehearsal, was first published by Thomas Fleet. The newspaper was in print for 40 years. In 1791 on August 19, Benjamin Banneker, a free African-American ….Continue

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Sunday, August 17th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 17 August

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This Day In Founders History – 17 August On this day in 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat started on its first successful trip up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany. Find out what else by checking out This Day in Founders History...….Continue

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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 16 August

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This Day In Founders History – 16 August On this day in 1777, the Battle of Bennington, Vermont took place, although it was actually fought entirely in Walloomsac, New York, about ten miles to the west. General John Stark and his force of nearly 2,000 men, outnumbering their opponents nearly 2:1, were victorious over the British and Hessian forces.….Continue

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Friday, August 15th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 15 August

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Members Only Access The Founders Pass You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads! See What You Are Missing Take The Tour! OR Join Now Franklin Approves! This Day In Founders History –15 August On this day in 1787, the Federal Convention was in session, approving Article VI, Section 11, enacting the style for bills. They agreed to a three-fourths vote in order to override a Presidential veto, and they agreed to ten days instead of seven for….Continue

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 14 August

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Members Only Access The Founders Pass You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads! See What You Are Missing Take The Tour! OR Join Now Franklin Approves! This Day In Founders History – 14 August In 1776 on this day, the Continental Congress resolved to offer all deserters of the British army refuge, stating, “Resolved, Therefore, that these states will receive all such foreigners who shall leave the armies of his Britannic majesty in Amer….Continue

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 13 August

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Members Only Access The Founders Pass You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads! See What You Are Missing Take The Tour! OR Join Now Franklin Approves!   This Day In Founders History – 13 August On this day in 1781 (also noted by some as August 31), Brigadier General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, along with Colonel William Harden, led Patriot forces to lure British Major Thomas Fraser and his 450 soldiers into Parker’s Ferry for ….Continue

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 31 July

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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 31 July On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress issued “Resolutions of Congress on Lord North’s Conciliatory Proposal.” The proposal had been an attempt to divide the colonies by urging one or more colonies to abandon the others. British Parliament offered colonies to the chance to contribute to parliament’s “common defense” in order to be exempted from certain taxes. Virginia was first to….Continue

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 26 July

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1727, that of Horatio Gates. Gates was born in England and moved to America at 22, fought during the French and Indian War, and then returned to England. He didn’t return to the U.S. until 1772, at which point he purchased a plantation in Virginia. At the outset of the Revolutionary Wa….Continue

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Friday, July 25th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 25 July

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress sent an “Address to the Assembly of Jamaica.” The address explains the congress’s decision to include Jamaica in the embargo of British goods, as Jamaica was a British colony at the time….Continue

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 23 July

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1850, Nathan K. Hall took office as the 17th Postmaster General, under President Millard Fillmore.….Continue

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 22 July

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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1686, the City of Albany, New York was granted a municipal charter. ….Continue

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What Dryden said was this, "Great wits are oft to madness near allied"; and that is true. It is the pure promptitude of the intellect that is in peril of a breakdown. Also people might remember of what sort of man Dryden was talking. He was not talking of any unworldly visionary like Vaughan or George Herbert. He was talking of a cynical man of the world, a sceptic, a diplomatist, a great practical politician. Such men are indeed to madness near allied. Their incessant calculation of their own brains and other people's brains is a dangerous trade. It is always perilous to the mind to reckon up the mind. A flippant person has asked why we say, "As mad as a hatter." A more flippant person might answer that a hatter is mad because he has to measure the human head. - G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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