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    Tuesday marks 80 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which launched the U.S. into World War II.Among those who signed up to fight were many people of Japanese descent. They enlisted in the U.S. Army even as the U.S. began putting Japanese-Americans in internment camps.Out of great difficulty, came great triumph. In spite of horrible treatment at home, people of Japanese descent chose to fight against the country of their ancestors and fight for America, the country they loved.ABC7's David Ono traveled to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for a series of special reports. He begins with the story of the brave Japanese-American soldiers who became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history.Watch the video above for the full report.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The countdown begins! Today marks the 56 DAYS until the 8th annual ABC 7 Great Chicago Blood Drive on January 12 and 13 (* see below for locations and times.) Blood can be safely donated every 56 days so now is the opportunity to mark calendars for January and help save lives by donating blood. ABC 7 Meteorologist Cheryl Scott and Host/Reporter Hosea Sanders will be part of the station's live coverage once again this year."It is gratifying to team up with the American Red Cross and be part of something that directly saves lives in our community. Viewer support for this drive has grown every year and the fact that we broke records, in the midst of the pandemic, is a remarkable accomplishment. This year promises to be another success story," said John Idler, President and General Manager, ABC 7 Chicago."The American Red Cross is proud to partner with ABC 7 on the Great Chicago Blood drive - an extraordinary, lifesaving event," said Celena Roldan, CEO of the Illinois Red Cross. "People generously come from all...
    USF will have some sick uniforms this Saturday against Cincinnati. The Bulls unveiled pro-America uniforms featuring the American flag, and they’ll be without a doubt among the coolest uniforms on the field this weekend. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Take a look at the announcement video below. It’s great. Proud to wear the ????????????????????????????, proud to call Tampa Bay ???????????????? ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/zLLWmK4pHB — USF Football (@USFFootball) November 12, 2021 As I’ve said too many times to count at this point, I love great uniforms when it comes to college football. Great uniforms and hype videos are what make the sport so great. That’s just a fact. They both can get the blood pumping.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by USF Football (@usffootball) Now USF will be taking the field in some great threads honoring the USA and our military. Whenever you can get the American flag on your uniform, you just have to do it. That’s a fact. You can’t pass it up. That’s exactly what the Bulls...
    A geneticist who wished to prove a man was a famed Native American tribal leader's great-grandson was asked to attend a séance to seek permission from the late chief's spirit to test a lock of hair.   In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Danish evolutionary geneticist Eske Willerslev, the man who confirmed the relationship, says he was asked by Ernie LaPointe, 73, to test a lock of Sitting Bull's hair, but not before LaPointe insisted he take part in a Native American ritual to verify his intentions. 'I told [Willerslev] to come to my home on December 15, 2007 when we will hold a ceremony,' LaPointe told DailyMail.com during a phone interview, referring to a conversation he had with the Dutch geneticist. 'We need to find out if your intentions are noble and then you can ask Sitting Bull yourself.'  The ceremony took place in LaPointe's South Dakota basement and involved a medicine man, drummers and singers who conjured up the spirit of the late chief of the Lakota tribe.  The medicine man sat in the middle of a circle with Sitting Bull's lock...
    There are figures in political history who, no matter how much we ideologically disagree with them, have earned the respect of the American public for their service to our country. Famous Democrats and iconic figures of the left like Congressman John Lewis, Senator Ted Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are just a few whose legacy will stand in our history books long beyond their passing. And figures from the right like President George H.W. Bush, Congressman and VP nominee Jack Kemp, and Senator John Warner. It is basic humanity to respect to honor their memory when they pass and recognize their accomplishments. People often claim that President Trump is 'teflon'. He himself said that he could literally kill someone on Fifth Avenue and nothing would happen to his base of support. This may be true but one of the few things that has ever made a chink in his armour is when he attacks the character of great Americans, particularly great American veterans. There is polling data to show that the few times he starts losing support from Republicans is...
    Until today, the most depressing letter I’ve ever read was the one I received from Arsenal Football Club informing me I had failed in my application to be the new 1st team manager. Admittedly, I was only 11 years old at the time and Arsenal were one of the biggest clubs in the world, but still, the rejection stung. However, the pain and anger I felt then paled into insignificance compared to the contorted rage and dismay I experienced when I read Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian’s public letter of resignation. Sometimes, even in these increasingly absurd woke-ravaged cancel culture times, I still physically shudder at a particularly awful example of the way free speech is being annihilated at the altar of political correctness. This was such a time. Boghossian has lectured at PSU as full-time assistant professor of philosophy for the past ten years. He was a popular lecturer known for his truth-seeking, non-indoctrinating style. But he’s now been forced to quit because he says the University has ‘sacrificed ideas for ideology.’ The woke destruction of a...
    Clemens Posey, chairman of the revelation jury at the Deauville Festival where he was a member in 2014, talks to us about his experience in this area. And his tastes in American cinema. Oliver Port / Bestimage Return to Deauville for Clemens Pose, one of the festival’s arrangements. A year after previewing the film Resistance, the man who presented his new Hollywood gift to Daniel Radcliffe, a partner in Harry Potter and the Cobbler of Fire, is now heading the revelation jury … was part of 2014. Opportunity to discuss this experience and her tastes in American cinema with him. AlloCiné: You were already part of the Disclosure Arbitration Board in 2014. How much does this position change the way you watch movies, even if you are a spectator?Clemens Posey : As a judge or spectator we never see the same images. In my life, I have never seen so many pictures at this rate per day. So it’s just another way to immerse yourself in a movie bath. At festivals, it’s true that I don’t read summaries. I try...
    UFC star Khalil Rountree Jr's brutal victory over Modestas Bukauskas has sparked a debate among the industry's fighters over whether the oblique kick should remain legal. The American MMA star beat light-heavyweight rival Bukauskas in their Saturday night UFC Vegas 36 clash, with Rountree performing the kick - also known as the knee stomper - to seal his second round victory in the octagon.  Lithuanian fighter Bukauskas fell to the floor in agony and is now facing a MRI scan to determine the extent of the knee injury that brought about his defeat. Khalil Rountree Jr beat Modestas Bukauskas via an oblique kick at UFC Vegas 36 on Saturday Bukauskas was severely hurt by the 'knee stomper' move and is now facing a MRI scan RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Conor McGregor should take a 'tune-up fight' against Nate... UFC star Molly McCann overwhelmed with emotion as she learns... 'Dana, let's get England back on lad': Paddy Pimblett calls... Derek Brunson tells Israel Adesanya 'you're next' after... Share this article Share...
                        Live from Virginia Wednesday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump to the show Fredericks: Let’s get to the intel agencies. You were at odds with a lot of them. You were going to be impeached for making a phone call, which was a perfect phone call. Trump: Yeah. Perfect. Fredericks: And the fake news kept saying, Listen to the intel. Listen to the intel. Is there rot in our intel agencies now? Because obviously the advice they were giving Milley and Mackenzie and Lloyd Austin and the Secretary of State Blinken, obviously it was not even accurate. What is going on with their intel agencies? Trump: Well, remember, I came in and they...
                      by Victor Davis Hanson  For nearly two years, Americans have engaged in a great woke experiment of cannibalizing themselves. American civilization has invested massive labor, capital, and time in an effort constantly to flagellate itself for not being perfect. Yet neither America’s resilience nor its resources are infinite. We are now beginning to see the consequences of what happens when premodern tribalism absorbs Americans. There are concrete consequences when ideology governs policy or when we take for granted the basics of life to pursue its trappings. Who cares whether the blow-dried media is woke if it cannot report the truth and keep politicians honest? Once journalists became progressive poodles rather than the watchdogs of government, the Biden Administration had no fear of audit. It took for granted that its disasters from the southern border to the chaos in Afghanistan would be excused by toady reporters. Government-engineered “equity” has replaced the goal of equal opportunity. But such utopianism birthed popular anger when personal initiative, excellence, and performance do not count as...
    The world number 2, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, will face the American John Isner on Saturday in one of the Toronto ATP 1000 tournament semi-finals while the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will play the other semifinal with the also American Reilly Opelka. It took Medvedev three sets to beat Hubert Hurkacz (13) of Poland on Friday in Toronto. The Russian won in 2 hours and 16 minutes by 2-6, 7-6 and 7-6. Look also John Isner (30 °) got rid of Frenchman Gael Monfils (22 °), in 93 minutes by 7-6 and 6-4. And that the Frenchman put a hoot with a Great Willy that went viral. For its part, Opelka, the number 32 in the world, won this Friday the passage to the semifinals after defeating the Spanish Roberto Bautista, ranked 17 in the ATP ranking, in two sets, 3-6 and 6-7. Look also In addition, Tsitsipas, the world number 3, defeated Norwegian Casper Ruud (12th) in two sets, 6-1, 6-4. Schwartzman, Delbonis and Pella play the Cincinnati Masters 1000 Argentine tennis players Diego...
    Burgos, the city of the iconic Cid Campeador, will be the setting that will host this Saturday the start of the 76th edition of La Vuelta a España, which will have nine South American cyclists who hope to raise the tricolor of the flags of both Colombia and Ecuador. The group of riders from South America, made up of five Colombians and four Ecuadorians, is led by runners from Ineos Grenadiers, Egan bernal (2021 Giro d’Italia champion) and Richard Carapaz (Tokyo gold medalist), two of the main candidates to wear the overall leader’s red jersey. Ineos Grenadiers – Egan bernal: the one born in Zipaquirá arrives in Iberian territory after having consecrated himself in the ‘Corsa Rosa’, which ended with problems in his back that prevented him from competing until the Vuelta a Burgos, an appointment that he managed to finish despite the fact that in the first stage suffered a hard fall that separated him from the fight for the title. At 24 years old, Bernal’s great goal is to complete the triplet of the great tours (Tour,...
    Screenshot via Twitter. What do you look for when you select a wine? Is there a winery you’ve found to be reliably enjoyable? Do you get recommendations from friends or check the Wine Spectator score? Do you have a favorite varietal? Or perhaps you’re like Paul Giamatti’s character Miles Raymond in the 2004 film Sideways and you’re just “not drinking any f*cking Merlot“? Or, maybe, you just need someone to stuff some mashed-up grapes into a bottle, as long as the winemaker has the right politics? Well, then, if that’s your priority, We the People Wines is here for you. The company describes themselves as “an American brand dedicated to Conservative values” with wine “made for Americans by Americans,” and they’ve created an ad along those themes that attracted a lot of attention on Twitter Friday. The less-than-two-minute video ad marches through a parade of patriotic and conservative imagery as a speech by former President Ronald Reagan provides the narration. But it’s not all fireworks and inspiring views of the Statue of Liberty; the soundtrack is dark and ominous, and...
    Ryan Crouser can hurl a 16-lb ball over 70 feet. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images American shot-putter Ryan Crouser won gold with a throw of 23.3 meters in Tokyo. Crouser likened shot-putt to throwing a 16-lb bowling ball nearly the length of a basketball court. Crouser and all shot-putters are athletic specimens with a rare combination of power and grace. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. American shot-putter Ryan Crouser makes throwing a 16-lb ball look far too easy. Crouser won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, setting a new Olympic record three times in the final, his longest throw coming in at 23.3 meters. He also owns the world record in shot put. In June of 2021, after setting the world record at the US Olympic trials with a throw of 23.37 meters, Crouser put into simpler terms just how difficult the shot put is. "Go to the bowling alley and pick up a bowling ball, a 16lb ball, and then go to the basketball court and stand on the free-throw line and turn around and make...
    08/04/2021 On at 3:33 PM CEST It was not by chance the sixth place he won two years ago at the Doha Open Air World Cup with 21 years just turned and Galician Adrián Ben surpassed himself this Wednesday to achieve a sensational fifth position in the 800-meter Olympic final. With 1: 45.96, the azulgrana made a great final stretch and the best proof of his competitiveness and his ambition is that he was not happy, because he had had the dream of bronze at only 59 hundredths. I said, an athlete of the present who promises to give many joys in the coming years. Botswana favorite Nigel Amos (eighth) was disappointed with capital letters and the final victory with the Kenyan festival went to Emmanuel Kipkirui Korir with 1: 45.06, followed by his compatriot Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (1: 45.23) with the Polish Patryk Dobek (1: 45.39). In the international arena and after the sensational morning world record of the American Sidney McLaughlin (51.46), the great event was the final of 200...
    08/03/2021 at 3:36 PM CEST After the enormous shock that Norwegian Karsten Warholm starred in the Japanese morning with his world record for another galaxy in 400 meters hurdles (45.94), one of the great names of the afternoon was Armand Duplantis. With only 21 years old, the Swede added to his multiple world records and universal and continental titles his first Olympic gold in pole vault with a clean contest until he was the only one to cross the bar at 6.02, followed by an excellent American Christopher Nilsen (5.97) and Brazilian Thiago Braz, who gave up his crown with 5.87. ‘Mondo’ Duplantis tried once again to break his world record and raise it to 6.19 meters, but he could not even though he was above in his first attempt. Only the runner-up could be eighth in Rio and Renaud Lavillenie gold four years before with only 5.70, weighed down by a drop in warm-up that left him very battered. Duplantis proved his greatness by comforting Lavillenie | . Another...
    New York (CNN Business)New car inventories, strained for months by a global semiconductor shortage and supply chain disruptions, aren't expected to begin recovering until September -— and will remain well below their pre-pandemic levels through next year, according to Goldman Sachs.Automakers in recent weeks have sharply revised down their production schedules as they struggle to work around the shortage of computer chips, which control dozens of functions in all modern vehicles. In a report released Wednesday, Goldman Sachs it expects new car inventories to fall further in August, to around 1 million, before beginning to steadily rebuild in September. Inventories will remain well below their pre-pandemic levels through 2022.Earlier this month, General Motors said it would stop making most of its full-size pickup trucks for a week due to semiconductor supply constraints. Other automakers have had similar setbacks. Both Honda (HMC) and Toyota (TM) shut down production at plants in Asia because of chip shortages. Ford announced in June 2021 that it is idling production at eight plants, including six in the US, through early August. New Ford F-Series...
    Updated 07/26/2021 – 05:49 To the great Katie Ledecky, the most dominant competitor in modern swimming, some begin to narrow domains that had extended from 200 to 1,500 meters free. From child prodigy at heart in her international appearance at the London 2012 Games she went on to excel even in the vicinity of speed when in Ro 2016 chain three individual titles. But one of those has already lost it in Tokyo, the 400-meter freestyle. LAustralian Ariarne Titmus I defeated her in the past World Cups. It was attributed to a gastric ailment that left the American woman precarious for several days. The revenge was served in the Games and the Australian appeared with marks made in her ‘trials’ that were scary, flirting with the world records that seemed inaccessible until now, those of the 200 free of the Italian Federica Pellegrini and the 400 of the American. Ledecky, for his part, did not show any intimidating signs at his Olympic qualifying championships. I knew that where it is played is in Tokyo. Until Titmus’s appearance, she had...
    Prince Harry and his great-granduncle King Edward VIII both married American women. Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images/Chris Jackson/Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to take a "step back" from the royal family in 2020. King Edward VIII, Harry's great-granduncle, gave up the throne to marry Wallis Simpson in 1936.  Both Markle and Simpson found themselves at the center of constant scrutiny from the British press.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Once upon a time — in 1936, to be exact — a king who had once been a popular prince gave up the British throne to marry an American divorcée he had fallen madly in love with.  Fast-forward 84 years and a similar story played out in the British tabloids, albeit with a few different key details. Prince Harry is not a king, he was allowed to marry the American divorcée he loved, and his initial decision to take a "step back" from the royal family likely won't change the succession to the throne.  And yet, there are still many similarities in the stories of...
    A presidential ticket consisting of a resurrected George Washington and Abraham Lincoln would have found it “very hard” to defeat former President Trump in his first three years in office, Trump said in an interview published Monday. “I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me,” Trump said in the Vanity Fair interview. Both Washington and Lincoln are usually considered to be the most popular presidents in history, with the pair placing second and first, respectively, on C-SPAN’s 2021 Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, on which Trump placed 41st. US President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania look at the Abraham Lincoln statue as they arrive for a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) Trump claimed he was unbeatable before the pandemic, due to an impressive economy. “In a certain way, I had two presidencies,” he said, speaking to how...
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” historian and author Jon Meacham warned of the “great threat” the United States faces now. After likening the GOP to China, Meacham said people “from the center to the right” no longer have interest “in power over any kind of traditional American principle.” According to the MSNBC contributor, the “great threat is from within.” “I kept thinking about the Republican Party and how synonymous it might be with China,” Meacham said in response to co-host Mika Brzezinski reading an op-ed about China only appearing to be strong but not actually posing a threat. “When George W. Bush was in the transition from ‘88 to ‘89, he was reading Paul Kennedy and the decline and fall of the great powers,” he added. “Remember, the existential threat to democracy then was something called the deficit, you know, which is now, I think sort of off our radar screen. But there is a resilience and a power to American democracy and the American way of life, I believe, but it requires constant reform, constant adjustment, constant amendment, and...
    Frederick Douglass, the great abolitionist and black American leader, once condemned the Fourth of July. So, at least, we were reminded in 2018 by Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, who quoted Douglass in declaring the 4th a “sham.” King quoted a passage from Douglass’s 1852 speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”. Douglass declared: What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not...
    Every Fourth of July commemorates a great moment in American history, and yet not every Fourth of July comes at a happy time for the country. And this Fourth is one of those unhappy ones. According to the RealClearPolitics rolling average of public opinion, the percentage of Americans who think the nation is going in the right direction is in the low 20s, while the percentage thinking we’re on the wrong track is in the high 60s. In other words, public sentiment is 3:1, negative. Yet in both good times and bad, we must look at the situation head-on, because only an honest assessment justifies the hope that we can identify problems and fix them. For instance, July 4, 1942, came in the early days of World War Two—and that was a time for straight talk, not happy talk. Just eight months previously, the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor, sinking or disabling much of our Pacific fleet. And then in the weeks that followed, Japan had overwhelmed American forces from the Philippines to Wake Island. Yes, the U.S. Navy had won...
    An American influencer went viral after he visited the British seaside for the first time - and was less than impressed by the low tide and muddy beach.  Nick Alexander, who is known online as 'Mr Miami UK' and lives in Wolverhampton, visited Weston-super-Mare and was disappointed to find a long shoreline covered in thick mud.  Nick, who expected the white sands of Miami, where he's from, documented his unhappy experience on video sharing app TikTok where it quickly went viral. The influencer was shocked by how far the water was from the land, left, and by the muddy sand he had to cross to get there, right  Nick, pictured, was disappointed when he realised he wouldn't be able to swim on his beach day  'I didn't expect the mud was going to come up to my knees - my Crocs got completely obliterated so I had to take them off and had to go in my toes. 'My feet are smooth though. The mud part was fun but not getting to the water was devastating.' He said:...
    (CBS Local)– Taye Diggs has been one of the biggest names in Hollywood for decades. The actor currently stars as Coach Billy Baker in “All American” on The CW and has been in movies like “The Best Man” and “Rent.” Diggs was also a part of the original cast of “Rent” on Broadway and it remains one of the most successful shows in Broadway history. READ MORE: Police Searching For Information After Body Found On Hammonds Ferry Road View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taye Diggs (@tayediggsinsta) CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith caught up with Diggs to discuss his career on the stage and on screen, the impact of his father who served in the military and the work he is doing with USAA. READ MORE: Maryland Mom Picks Up New Pandemic Hobby: Dumpster Diving “I want everyone to take a moment to remember everyone who has given their lives and so much more for this country,” said Diggs. “It’s in the little things in the way my father would talk about the way he served. It...
    The wilderness is a place miles away from civilization, where tall trees shroud areas in darkness and animals come alive at night to feast on unsuspecting prey – and Americans are sure they could survive its dangers. A survey shows the average person thinks they can live in the great outdoors alone for 16 days, but 83 percent think they do not have the ability to start a fire using only flint. Not only would most Americans freeze in the woods, but they might also die due to the fact only 14 percent are able to differentiate poisonous berries and plants from edible ones. However, 63 percent or respondents reported having a 'newfound appreciation’ of the wilderness after last year where millions of Americans were under some type of stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scroll down for video  A survey shows the average person thinks they can live in the great outdoors alone for 16 days, but 83 percent think they do not have the ability to start a fire using only flint Previous research has found that...
    News media seek to replace natural individualism with an artificial conformity to corporate interests, cautioned Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Thursday’s edition of the America First radio show with host Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to former President Donald Trump. In his remarks on the news media’s attempts to manufacture obedience among Americans towards the business interests of their conglomerate ownership, Marlow drew on research in his forthcoming book, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. Marlow stated, “I didn’t want to write just a memoir — and there’s a small amount of memoir in this — but for the vast majority of it is new information based off of deep dive research into our corporate media establishment. I think this will really resonate with you. The American media corporation is trying to stamp out the American individual — that concept of freedom, the rugged individualist — and trying to make us all corporate cogs who identify more with companies than with countries or ourselves.” Marlow noted the news media’s campaign of political indoctrination is partly informed by...
    SINCE Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the move to the US last year with their son Archie, it's believed the family have kept in regular contact with the Queen via Zoom. And not missing out on the Archie's second birthday this week, the 95-year-old monarch is said to have marked the occasion speaking with her great-grandson over video chat. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates The Queen is said to have called Archie via Zoom for his second birthday And according to sources, the young royal, who now has quite the vocabulary, "speaks with a distinct American accent" just like his mum Meghan, Mirror reports. Since Meghan and Harry moved to California last year, royal fans haven't seen much of their son Archie. But during his appearance on James Corden's The Late Late Show eralier this year, the Duke of Sussex opened up about his son's first adorable words. Harry said: "My son is now over a year and a half, he is hysterical, he's got the most amazing personality, he's already putting two,...
    Dr Thomas Lee Flanigan (pictured) was known by many for his humor and his Facebook memes, so it wasn't surprising when his patients, friends and family members found out that he had written his own obituary in a way that only he could An Ohio surgeon penned an incredible obituary for himself before his death last week at the age of 48. Dr Thomas Lee Flanigan was known by many for his humor and his Facebook memes, so it wasn't surprising when his patients, friends and family members found out that he had written his own obituary in a way that only he could.  The married, father-of-three, who also served in the Army, died on April 27.  'Well, that's it. I have completed my shift as the great American cliché. In the spirit of what turned out to be my last New Year's letter, my wild and crazy life has again taken a new, unexpected turn with my shocking and unexpected, yet fabulous, exit,' Flanigan wrote in the obituary shared on Legacy.com.  Flanigan wrote that he has 'joined the...
    It was once as celebrated as Paul Revere's ride. In 1842, missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman made the treacherous trek from the Pacific Northwest to Washington D.C. to plead with President John Tyler to keep the territory out of grasping Great Britain's hands. Tyler was convinced and decided not to exchange the land for a cod fishery. Five years later, the doctor, his wife, Narcissa, and 11 men were murdered by members of a Native American tribe, the Cayuse, at the behest of the British Hudson's Bay Company and Catholic missionaries. The killings became known as the Whitman massacre. Henry Spalding, a fellow Protestant missionary, later on spent years spreading the heroic story, which was printed by the US Senate in 1871 and then in books and newspapers like The New York Times. Whitman became a martyr who helped forge the continental United States by 'saving' Oregon, Idaho and Washington state. In the 1890s, he was lauded by many as a founding father and likened to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But there were problems with this once well-known history: it...
    Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died in North Carolina, her family said.  Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report was accurate. According to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks "supercentenarians," her age was listed as 115 years and 245 days. As of July 30, she was the oldest person on record living in the U.S. Ford died Saturday after living through the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics, two world wars and the dawn of the civil rights movement. Her great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson-Powe said in a statement obtained by CBS affiliate WBTV that her "light shined beyond her local area."  "She not only represented the advancement of our family but of the Black African American race and culture in our country," Patterson-Powe said. "She was a reminder of how far we have come as people on this earth. She has been celebrated all over the world by local governments, community leaders, social media, foreign dignities and Presidents as a cherished jewel of society for holding the honor of being the oldest living person in America." This...
    A North Carolina woman, who reportedly was the oldest living American, passed away Saturday at the age of 116. Hester Ford was born Aug. 15, 1905, in Lancaster County, South Carolina, ABC 11 reported. She lived through 21 U.S. presidential administrations, from Theodore Roosevelt to Joe Biden, and through both the Spanish flu and COVID-19 pandemics. Hester McCardell Ford, the oldest living American, passed away at the age of 116 on Saturday. Ford had at least 12 children, 48 grandchildren and more than 200 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.https://t.co/ouUjnHXGBH — KOKH FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) April 19, 2021 Ford was born on a farm in South Carolina, where she spent her formative years plowing and picking cotton, The Charlotte Observer reported. She got married to John Ford at 14 and gave birth to the couple’s first child at the age of 15. Ford had 12 children, 48 grandchildren and more than 200 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, ABC 11 reported. (RELATED: Europe’s Oldest Person, A French Nun, Recovers From COVID-19 In Time For 117th Birthday) “She not only represented the advancement of our family...
    A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. Hester Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report was accurate. Either way, she was the oldest living American when she died Saturday in Charlotte, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks 'supercentenarians.' They listed her age as 115 years and 245 days. 'She was a pillar and stalwart to our family and provided much needed love, support and understanding to us all,' said her great-granddaughter, Tanisha Patterson-Powe, in a statement emailed to news outlets. Her 12 children gave her 48 grandchildren, 108 great-grandchildren, and at least 120 great-great-grandchildren.  Hester Ford, the oldest living American, died Saturday at 116. The North Carolina resident was born in 1905, when Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House Ford's great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson-Powe wrote on Facebook that her 'legacy and memory will continue to live on through her family and...
    April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black player to play in Major League Baseball. It was on the first basic stage that Robinson played this historic game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The first match was not trivial for Robinson At the time, MLPs practiced racial segregation, which had the effect of sending African-American baseball players to “Negro leagues” even though they excelled in the game. So Robinson’s entry into the league was criticized by many retreating baseball players; Celebrity No. 42 has been the victim of many insults and threats in his successful 10 year MLA career. Before jumping into the big league, Robinson made his professional debut at the Montreal Royals, a school club affiliated with the Brooklyn Dodgers, which played in the AAA-Caliber International League. In 1997, MLP retired its jersey from 42nd on all teams in the league. Since 2004, April 15 has been known as “Jackie Robinson’s Day” and all major league players wear the 42nd jersey in memory of the legendary athlete at matches on this special day. Our tribute to a great...
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