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September 6, 1620: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers. --Benp 17:07, 5 September 2008 (EDT)

Benp, I posted your suggestion here. I hope you continue to add more entries under this section. --DeanStalk 07:40, 6 September 2008 (EDT)

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On this day:

  • 1818: 49th parallel established as the border between USA & Canada
  • 1944: US 1st army wins battle of Aachen
  • 1944: US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines
  • 1963: South Africa begins the trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
  • 1981: 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
  • 1990: Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)

Born this day:

  • 1632: Sir Christopher Wren (England), astronomer /architect
  • 1823: Thomas Hughes (England), author of Tom Brown's School Days
  • 1931: Mickey Mantle, baseball player
  • 1946: Connie Chung, news anchor

Died this day:

  • 1964: Herbert Hoover 31st president of US, dies in NY at 90
  • 1972: Harlow Shapley, discoverer of the Sun's position in the galaxy

--KotomiTKonnichiha! 17:22, 20 October 2008 (EDT)


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Jan 01 John Cantius Garand (January 1, 1888 – February 16, 1974) was born in St. Rémi, Quebec. John Garand designed one of America’s best known battle rifles, the M1 Garand. General George Patton praised Garand’s design, writing to Chief of Ordnance Lt. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Jr., (January 26, 1945): “The M1 rifle is the most deadly rifle in the world.”
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Jan 08 On this day, in 1835, the U.S. National Debt reached zero for the first and only time. This is also the birthday of the late Algis Budrys (born 1931, died June 9, 2008). He was the Lithuanian-American science fiction author who wrote the classic survivalist novel Some Will Not Die.
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Aug 01 August 1st is celebrated as Swiss Independence Day, in recognition of the signing of the Federal Charter of 1291, which united Switzerland’s first three cantons. As of 2014, Switzerland has been free and independent for 723 years. Having a well-armed populace has assured that. August 1st is also remembered as the election day in 1946 that sparked the Battle of Athens, Tennessee, when returning World War II veterans took up arms to oust a corrupt local government that was rigging an election.
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Aug 08 August 8th is the birthday of Terry Nation (born in 1930 and died March 9, 1997). Nation was the Welsh television writer and novelist who wrote two series, Survivors and Blake’s 7, in the 1970s. Survivors was re-made a few years ago, and Blake’s 7 is presently being re-made.
Aug 09 August 9th, 1831 is the birthday of James Paris Lee. Lee, who died February 24, 1904, was a Scottish-Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the bolt action that led to the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles.
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Aug 20 August 20th, 1935 is the birthday of former Congressman Ron Paul, who recently retired from Congress. Dr. Paul is to be commended for fighting the good fight for many years. August 20th, in 1866, is also the day that president Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over.
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Aug 22 August 22nd, 1949 is the day the USSR detonated its first atomic bomb and officially kicked off the atomic age-Cold War, making prepping an acceptable pastime for millions around the world.
Aug 23 August 23rd is the anniversary of the declaration of the independent state of “Franklin” in Eastern Tennessee by the settlers there in 1784. Unfortunately, the Continental Congress rejected it, so the state of Franklin never became a reality. Today, in 1833, Britain abolished slavery in the colonies and 700,000 slaves were freed. One can’t help but wonder had Abraham Lincoln allowed the political process to run its course, as it did in England, and slavery was abolished by the will of the people, as it would have been, rather than executive order, would we have the racial tensions we have today?
Aug 24 On August 24th, 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, an event that symbolized the fall of the Western Roman Empire. This is a moment in history that we would do well to remember. An empire that ruled the world was corrupted from the inside to the point that they could not defend themselves from a much weaker enemy. This could conceivably be the beginning of the dark, middle ages.
Aug 25 August 25th is a birthday shared by novelist Frederick Forsyth (born 1938) and American humorist Patrick F. McManus] (born 1933.) Forsyth was the author of The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil’s Alternative, and many others. McManus was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, so his books could be classified as American Redoubt humor.
Aug 26 August 26, 526, is the official anniversary of the invention of toilet paper by the Chinese. We celebrate this, not because of the convenience of it. In fact, it has many shortcomings. We celebrate it primarily because now we have an official metric of just how hard core of a prepper you are as well as a metric for just how economically unstable your country is. August 26, 1946 is also the official release date of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”
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Aug 29 August 29th is a mournful day, as we remember the anniversary of the death of “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” – Isaiah 40:3. John the Baptist, who heralded the first coming of our Lord and stood true to his belief in the face of death, was beheaded on this day in 29 A.D.

In 1862, the Battle of Bull Run in Virginia began, along with the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Aug 30 August 30, 2014 is the 95th birthday of Joachim Rønneberg, a hero of the Norwegian resistance during World War II. His exploits earned him the War Cross With Sword, Norway’s highest military honor. In April 2013, Rønneberg was presented with a Union Jack during a ceremony at the Special Operations Executive (SOE) monument in London to mark 70 years since the successful Gunnerside heavy water plant sabotage mission.
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Sep 04 September 4, 1862 is the fateful day that General Lee invaded the North with 50,000 troops. Historians will banter back and forth about the real reasons for the Civil War, but we will probably never fully understand. General Lee may have been gambling on a quick offensive because The South did not have the resources for a prolonged war. Whatever the case was, President Abraham Lincoln trampled the Constitution and created the foundation for the “Big Brother” government we have today.
Sep 05 On September 5, 1774, fed up with the meddling of the crown and being mostly independent-minded, our nation’s Founding Fathers met together in the First Continental Congress, in Philadelphia, laying the foundation of what would become the world’s greatest nation.
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Sep 07 September 7th is the 99th birthday of Richard Cole, one of just four living Doolittle Raiders. He was General Doolittle’s co-pilot. This is also the birthday of novelist Taylor Caldwell, who was born in 1900 and passed August 30, 1985. Today is also the birthday of Dr. Ludwig Vorgrimler, who was born 1912 in Freiburg, Germany and died in 1983. Vorgrimler was the designer of the Spanish CETME rifle, from which sprang a plethora of roller-lock descendants from HK, including the G3, HK21, and MP5. His bolt design was also copied by the Swiss for their excellent PE57 and SIG 510 rifles. (Although the Swiss felt obliged to mount a “beer keg” charging handle on the right side of the receiver, for the sake of familiarity to Schmidt-Rubin shooters.)
Sep 08 On September 8, 1565, the first permanent settlement in what would become the United States of America was formed. (St. Augustine, Florida). Also, in 1943, on this day, Italy surrendered to the Allies in World War II.
Sep 09 On September 9, 1492, Columbus’ fleet set sail west. The rest, you know as history, or is that revisionist history?
Sep 10 On September 10, 1776, George Washington asked for a spy volunteer. Nathan Hale stepped up to the challenge of an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City. Unfortunately, the British captured and executed him. He is probably best known for his last words before being hanged: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” He has long been considered an American hero, and in 1985, was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut. It is good for us to remember that every American patriot and hero from the times leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War would have been considered traitors to the crown and would have suffered much the same fate as Hale, had America not won her independence.
Sep 11 September 11th is of course the anniversary of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks on the U.S., but it is also the anniversary of the Benghazi Embassy attacks, in 2012. Please remember the sacrifice of J. Christopher Stevenson, Sean Smith, and CIA (former Navy SEAL) agents Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Between them, Woods and Dohery reportedly dropped at least 60 of the attackers, before their position was overwhelmed. Please also remember the spineless worms in Washington, D.C. who decided to not back up the embassy staff when they were in dire need of help. Eventually, they will pay for that. Time wounds all heels.
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Sep 17 Today, September 17th, we celebrate Constitution Day in these United States.
Sep 18 The 18th of September is Chilean Independence Day. On this day, in 1810, Chile declared independence from Spain.
Sep 19 On September 19th, 1778, the Continental Congress passed the first budget of the United States. While the budget may have passed, the states responded poorly to the call for taxes to fund the government, and the government resorted to printing paper money to cover debts. In effect, the first budget was a failure, due in large part to the states not responding to the demands of Congress and the depreciation of fiat paper money. Are we talking about 1778 or 2015 here? Also, on this date in 1796, George Washington addressed the nation in his Farewell Address as president.
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Sep 22 September 22nd in the birthday of the late Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Reid-Daly, who founded and commanded the Rhodesian Selous Scouts. He was born 1928, and he died August 9, 2010. His history of the Selous Scouts, titled Pamwe Chete, is fascinating to read, but it is a very hard-to-find book. September 22nd, 1290 is the birthday of one of Bilbo Baggins of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (in shire reckoning).
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Sep 24 In 1493 A.D., Columbus set sail with 17 ships on his second voyage to the Americas. Also on this date in 1775, Ethan Allen was captured by the British.
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Oct 03 October, 3, 2014 is the 21st anniversary of the Mogadishu, Somalia raid. The 18 Americans killed were: MSG Gary Gordon, 1st SFOD-D SFC Randy Shughart, 1st SFOD-D SSG Daniel Busch, 1st SFOD-D SFC Earl Fillmore, 1st SFOD-D MSG Timothy Martin, 1st SFOD-D CPL Jamie Smith, 3/75 Ranger SPC James Cavaco, 3/75 Ranger SGT Casey Joyce, 3/75 Ranger PFC Richard Kowaleski, 3/75 Ranger SGT Dominic Pilla, 3/75 Ranger SGT Lorenzo Ruis, 3/75 Ranger SSG William Cleveland, Jr. 160th SOAR SSG Thomas Field, 160th SOAR CW4 Raymond Frank, 160th SOARD CW3 Clifton Wolcott, 160th SOAR CW2 Donovan Briley, 160th SOAR SGT Cornell Houston, 10th MTN DIV PFC James Martin, 10th MTN DIV. The Somalis killed were unnamed and un-numbered, but estimates range from 315 and 2,000 KIAs. The events of October 3, 1993 were memorialized in the movie Black Hawk Down.
Oct 04 October 4, 1923 is the birthday of the late Charlton Heston, who was born John Charles Carter. He died April 5, 2008.
Oct 05 October 5, 1703 is the birthday of Jonathan Edwards. He died March 22, 1758 and was a prolific Calvinist theological writer. Many of his writings were later collected in the multi-volume book The Rational Biblical Theology of Jonathan Edwards, edited by John Gerstner.4
Oct 06 October 6th is the birthday of Thor Heyerdahl (born 1914, died April 18, 2002). Although his east-to-west theory of Pacific Ocean transmigration was later disproved by genetics studies, his many adventures were still remarkable. Today, October 6th, is also the birthday of science fiction author David Brin, who was born in 1950. He wrote The Postman, which was very loosely the foundation of a movie by Kevin Costner.
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Oct 09 On October 9th, 1934, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was assassinated. And on October 9th, 1967, Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army on orders from Bolivian President René Barrientos. (After being tracked down by Feliz Rodriguez.)
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Oct 20 October 20th is the birthday of actor Viggo Mortensen (born 1958.) He lives somewhere in the American Redoubt. On his ranch is his horse-for-life “TJ” – one of the five paint horses used in the filming of the movie Hidalgo. This is also the birthday of “fast and fancy” shootist Ed McGivern (born 1874, died December 12, 1957.) He was born in Nebraska but was a long-time resident of Butte, Montana.
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Oct 26 October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978.
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Oct 30 October 30th, 1735 was the birthday of President John Adams. (Other sources cite his birth date as October 19, 1735.) He died on July 4, 1826 -– just a few hours after the death of Thomas Jefferson.
Oct 31 October 31st is Reformation Day.
Nov 01 November 1st, 1923, was the birthday of science fiction writer Gordon R. Dickson (born 1923, died January 31, 2001). Many of his novels and short stories, such as Wolf and Iron, have survivalist themes. November 1st is also the birthday of economist Martin A. Armstrong. For many years he was a prisoner of conscience, in part because he refused to turn over his proprietary trading algorithms to Federal prosecutors. After seven years in prison without a trial, the longest Federal incarceration for contempt in American history, Armstrong was finally put on trial in a proceeding that was branded as a sham. He was convicted on securities fraud charges based upon some marginal testimony and given a five year sentence. He was released from prison in September of 2011. Notably, Armstrong continued to write his economics newsletter while in prison, producing most of the issues on a prison library typewriter.
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Nov 03 On Nov. 3, 1903, Walker Evans, the American photographer best known for his portrayal of America during the Great Depression, was born.
Nov 04 Today is election day in the United States. Please get out and vote your conscience, regardless of the weather. November 4th is the birthday of Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone. He was born in 1916, in Buffalo, New York.
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Nov 06 November 6, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of the day that B-24 Liberator co-pilot Al Millspaugh was shot down over Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in 1944. Mr. Millspaugh is a member of the John Birch Society.
Nov 07 November 7th is the anniversary of the death of actor Steve McQueen. (Born March 24, 1930, died November 7, 1980.) The many well-publicized exploits in his tempestuous life and his enduring persona are well known. However, the end of his life is actually the most noteworthy part of his legacy, even though it seldom gets much publicity outside of Christian circles; he came to Christ after he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died with his forefinger pointing to his key verse in his Bible – Titus 1:2.
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Nov 09 November 9th (1938) was Germany’s “Kristallnacht” Be forewarned: Once a group in any society has been singled out, they can be systematically attacked. Someday it may be “Constitutionalists” who are targeted.
Nov 10 November 10th is remembered in the Unted States as the “birthday” of the U.S. Marine Corps. Coincidentally, the 10th is also the birthday of the late Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, born in 1919, died December 23, 2013. He didn’t design a lot of different guns, but one of his few designs was the prototype for what turned out to be the world’s most widely produced assault rifle. Once an iconic symbol of international communism, the AK-47’s curved magazine profile has in more recent years become just a symbol of citizens being well-armed. The founding of the U.S. Marine Corps was approved on November 10, 1775. DerekE 13:06, 12 November 2009 (EST)
Nov 11 “The America we know – the greatest nation in the world – didn’t come without great sacrifice. The long difficult road to where we are today was paved by our men and women in uniform. Their courage and selflessness are a source of pride for all Americans. And while Veterans Day is a special time to honor the many accomplishments of these heroes, it is by no means the only day our veterans deserve recognition. Take time to reflect on the sacrifices of our veterans, to personally thank someone who has worn the uniform and to remember that America’s veterans have earned our gratitude and support each and every day of the year.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Nov 12 Today is the birthday of USMC Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly (born 1873, died April 27, 1937). He was one of only nineteen men (including seven marines) to twice receive the Medal of Honor. This is also the birthday of Corporal John Alan Coey (died 19 July 1975). He was the first American volunteer killed in Rhodesia.
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Nov 19 On November 19, 2009, the Climategate scandal tarnished the reputation of one of the key centers of global warming research, the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit in the UK. DerekE 12:06, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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Nov 21 Conservapedia launched on November 21, 2006. DerekE 12:12, 21 November 2009 (EST)
Nov 22 Today is remembered as the birthday of the late Eugene M. Stoner. (Born 1922, died April 24, 1997.) He was the designer of the AR-7, AR-10, AR-15, AR-180, the Stoner 63, and several other firearms. (The AR-10 was the basis of the AR-15 which in turn spawned the very widely used M16 and all of its variants including the M4 Carbine). It has been estimated that as many as 3.7 million rifles from the AR-15 family are owned by civilians in the United States, and military production M16 vatiants well exceeds 8 million rifles.
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Nov 25 November 25th is the birthday of economist and comedian Ben Stein. His unscripted monologue on economics from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the most memorable scenes in American cinema. Stein spends part of each year at his second home in Sandpoint, Idaho, so he is an honorary Redoubter.
Nov 26 November 26th is the birthday of both gun inventor Eugene Reising (born 1884, died February 21, 1967) and the late Barton Biggs (born 1932, died July 14, 2012). Biggs was a money manager known for his pro-preparedness stance.
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Dec 07 On another Sunday morning, 73 years ago, America was caught sleeping. Then there was that September morning, in 2001. Let’s pray that nothing like those days ever happens again.
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Dec 09 December 9th, 1914 is the birthday of Maximo Guillermo “Max” Manus. He was one of the few Norwegians who had the fortitude to put his life on the line, fighting the Nazi occupiers. (There surely would have been more active resistance fighters, but fearing widespread reprisal executions by the Germans, King H7 asked the civilian populace to stand down.) Max Manus passed away in 1996. His exploits are fairly accurately shown in the movie Max Manus: Man of War.
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Dec 14 December 14th is the birthday of the late John Warren Wadleigh (born 1927, died September 24, 2013). Wadleigh was better known by his pen name – Oliver Lange. He was the author of the best-selling resistance warfare novel Vandenberg.
Dec 15 December 15th is Bill of Rights Day. (The Bill of Rights became law on this day in 1791, following ratification by the state of Virginia.) Some Americans gather publicly and read the Bill of Rights aloud. The 15th of December, 1923, was the birth day of Uziel “Uzi” Gal (born Gotthard Glas). He was “…born in Weimar, Germany. When the Nazis came to power in 1933 he moved first to England and later, in 1936, to Kibbutz Yagur in the British Mandate of Palestine where he changed his name to Uziel Gal. In 1943, he was arrested for illegally carrying a gun and sentenced to six years in prison. However, he was pardoned and released in 1946, serving less than half of his sentence.” He is, of course, remembered as the inventor of the famous Uzi submachine gun and the short-lived Ruger MP9 (an improvement to the Uzi). Uzi Gal is not to be confused with Israel Galili, the chief weapons designer for Israeli Military Industries (IMI), who along with Yaacov Lior designed the Galil improvement to the AK-47.
Dec 16 December 16th, 1928, was the birthday of Philip K. Dick, who died March 2, 1982. He penned a remarkable number of science fiction novels and novellas that have been adapted into movies, including Blade Runner], Total Recall, Screamers, Impostor, Minority Report, Paycheck, A Scanner Darkly, Next, and The Adjustment Bureau. Though he had a troubled personal life (with drug use and several failed marriages), his captivating books certainly had a knack for envisioning potential futures. The Boston Tea Party was an event which took place on December 16, 1773, becoming one of several major incidents which led to the American Revolution. DerekE 13:06, 12 November 2009 (EST).
Dec 17 December 17th, 1905, was the birth day of Simo Häyhä, who was the world’s most successful sniper. Using an iron-sighted Mosin–Nagant in Finland’s Winter War, he had an astounding 505 confirmed sniper kills. He died April 1, 2002.
Dec 18 December 18th is the birthday of Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788). He wrote more that 1,700 hymns. Today is also the birthday of Jørgen Haagen Schmith (born December 18, 1910, died October 15, 1944). He was better known under the codename Citron and was a famous Danish resistance fighter in occupied Denmark. His biographical sketch describes his death, after he was tracked down by the Nazis: “German soldiers arrived at the house to arrest or kill Schmith. He fought for hours against an overwhelming force of enemy troops killing 11 and wounded scores of others before the house was set on fire and he was shot attempting to escape the flames.” His exploits were dramatized in the movie Flame and Citron.
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Dec 21 December 22nd is the anniversary of the death of SP4 James T. Davis, the first uniformed American combat casualty of the Vietnam War, in 1961. This ASA soldier (of the 3rd Radio Research Unit) was killed in a Viet Cong ambush on a road outside Saigon.
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Dec 23 December 23, 2014 is the 101st anniversary of the exclusive private banking cartel known as The Federal Reserve. America and the U.S. Dollar won’t survive another century under those banksters.
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Dec 25 Today is celebrated as Christmas, all around the world. December 25th is of course a seasonally convenient time for celebration, just after the Winter solstice. The birth of Christ was and is cause for great celebration. May the love of Christ, our Savior be with you all. May your Christmas be Christ-centered and truly joyous.
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Dec 29 On December 29, 1845, Texas was admitted as the 28th state of the Union.
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