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Friday, February 28th, 2014

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 28 February

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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Learn about the history of the B&O Railroad in today's Founders History...….Continue

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

This Day In Founding Fathers History - 12 February 2013

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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Two birthdays on this day, one an inventor, philanthropist, and one-time candidate for President, the other a Puritan minister and author. Find out who they are in today's Founding Fathers History.….Continue

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

This Day In Founders History - 28 August

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On this day in 1830, the first successful American steam locomotive, the “Tom Thumb,” built by Peter Cooper, carried the B&O directors in a passenger car to Ellicott’s Mills, 13 miles away. The passengers were amazed at the locomotive’s speed, said to be between 10-18 miles per hour. The B&O used horses to pull rail cars at that time but Cooper built a coal-powered steam engine to move materials from an ironworks he had purchased. Find out….Continue

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It was this class which gradually detached the attention of Romans from principles of men, and no sooner had it converted Caesar and Pompey into objects of adoration and hatred, than the worshippers of the true were ready to destroy the worshippers of the false deity; a war was declared between God and Baal; and a republican form of government terminated with the conflict. Among us, [Facebook]* is the forum for the artifices of this pernicious class of men, and its range beyond the powers of the human voice, is more rapidly affecting that, which corrupt Roman orators were unable to accomplish in less than four hundred years. Little of principle; much of party; adulation and invective, are the means which transform a genuine loyalty for liberty, into a spurious loyalty for men; and the degradation by which the human mind descends from a capacity for freedom, to a fitness for slavery. - John Taylor of Caroline County, from "The Spirit of '76" pamphlet

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