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Historically Speaking: Tail Gunner Joe

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The Boogie Man of the Fifties By Tom Morrow During the late forties and early fifties the great “Red Scare” paralyzed much of the nation. The House Un-American ...

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Historically Speaking: From Depression to War

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By Tom Morrow The Second World War was the largest and most-deadly global military conflict in recorded history. It was the defining seven-year period of the 20th century ...

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Historically Speaking: When Radio Was King

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By Tom Morrow During the thirties and forties there was nothing more powerful in communications than radio, both for information and entertainment. Radio was a medium where fading ...

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Historically Speaking: Presidential Humor for the Ages

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By Tom Morrow The Washington Post newspaper staff tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president to mark President Obama’s final set of stand-up comedy at ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man on the Ten-Dollar Bill

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By Tom Morrow One of the most controversial, yet revered of our so-called “Founding Fathers” had to be Alexander Hamilton whose portrait graces our present-day ten-dollar bill. Why ...

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Historically Speaking: He could have changed the outcome of WWII

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By Tom Morrow If Adolf Hitler had listened to his top nuclear scientist and would have given him enough priority and money for development, World War II could ...

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Historically Speaking: The Attorney Who Challenged God

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By Tom Morrow He was America’s leading defense attorney during the first half of the 20th century, however, Clarence Darrow will long be remembered for challenging the theory ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s First Female Pulitzer Prize Winner

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By Tom Morrow One of the 20th century best-known American novelists was Edith Wharton, the first female Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and was nominated for a Nobel Prize for ...

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Historically Speaking: A Contested GOP National Convention

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By Tom Morrow While the current discussion of having a “contested” GOP National Convention this year swirls in the news, it is of some interest to note it ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Didn’t Invent Baseball

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By Tom Morrow He’s a historical figure who is remembered for something he didn’t do, and is obscure to history for what he actually did. Abner Doubleday was ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘You Can Be SURE if it’s Westinghouse’

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By Tom Morrow During the last half of the 19th century, and the first 70 years of the 20th century, the home products carrying the “Westinghouse” label was ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘Wild’ Father of U.S. Intelligence

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By Tom Morrow While the United States had spies as far back as the Revolutionary War, things didn’t get tightly organized until just before World War II. Army ...

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Historically Speaking: The Most Famous Man on Earth

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By Tom Morrow During his lifetime, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was the most famous man in the world. From Pony Express rider to buffalo hunter to Indian ...

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Historically Speaking: The President Who Won the West

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By Tom Morrow When you consider that James K. Polk was President during the Mexican War, which resulted in the acquisition of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘King’ of the Patronage System

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By Tom Morrow During the 19th century, Roscoe Conkling was one of the most powerful and controversial politicians in the history of the U.S. He was from New ...

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