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Historically Speaking- Lafitte: The Scoundrel or Hero?

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow French-American Jean Lafitte was a pirate who has been referred to as both a scoundrel and hero. Jean and his brother, Pierre Lafitte, had a ...

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Historically Speaking: An Unbelievable Effort of Production

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Between 1940 and 1946, the United States became the most powerful nation in the world. This came about because of World War II. Anyone who ...

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Historically Speaking: The Spy Who Played Pro Baseball

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow There once was a most talented man, who was a Major League Baseball player, but his primary job was being a spy for the U.S. ...

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Historically Speaking: Father in the White House

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By Tom Morrow During most of the ‘50s, Dwight David Eisenhower was President and because of his historic guidance that won the war in Europe, many looked upon ...

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Historically Speaking: His Accidentcy

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By Tom Morrow The 33rd U.S. President, Harry S. Truman, often was referred to as “His Accidentcy” by detractors. It was a mocking reference to his becoming the ...

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Historically Speaking: One of America’s Worst Presidents

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By Tom Morrow Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death on Aug. 2, 1923. Although Harding ...

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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 ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s Benevolent Dictator

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By Tom Morrow He was a President at a time when the United States was in desperate need of leadership. Behind the scenes Franklin Delano Roosevelt arguably made ...

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Historically Speaking: The Hero of the South

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By Tom Morrow He spent most of his military career as a U.S. soldier. When the war between the state broke out, he was superintendent of the U.S. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Currents War- Edison vs. Tesla

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By Tom Morrow Today, when you hear the name “Tesla,” the popular electric-powered automobile might come to mind. But it’s an earlier electrical invention that surrounds our daily ...

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Historically Speaking: An Enduring Line

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By Tom Morrow In 1763, two rather obscure surveyors settled a border dispute involving Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Today, the demarcation line drawn for the map of Colonial ...

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Historically Speaking: Hero of Two Worlds

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By Tom Morrow There’s one Frenchman whose name will live forever in historic revolutionary endeavors – the Marquis de Lafayette. Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette was born ...

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Historically Speaking: Battle of San Jacinto

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By Tom Morrow Nearly every American has heard of “The Alamo,” but other than being a car rental agency, few know it’s an old Spanish mission located in ...

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Historically Speaking: Magna Carta, the Foundation of Law

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow June 15, will mark the 800th anniversary of one of the world’s most important documents, which first afforded the basis of law in protecting an ...

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Historically Speaking: Mission San Luis Rey

By Tom Morrow Father Fermin de Lausen founded Mission San Luis Rey on June 13, 1798. It was determined the mission was needed to cut the travel time ...

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