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This day in WND history: Red Cross bars ‘God’ from 9/11 program

Red Cross bars ‘God’ from 9/11 program March 9, 2002: A student choral group that had performed “Heroes’ Trilogy” – an arrangement of three songs: “America the Beautiful,” “Prayer of the Children” and Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” – before numerous political and religious groups, was surprised to discover the tunes’ mention of God and […] …

The date naval warfare was revolutionized

The Confederate iron-plated ship Merrimac destroyed two Union boats during the Civil War. The Union responded with the ironclad Monitor. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated a statue to the Monitor’s designer, John Ericsson, on May 29, 1926: “The Confederate ironclad … Merrimac, began a work of destruction among 16 Federal vessels, carrying 298 guns. … When […] …

White girls ordered to ‘take off your hoops!’

“White girl, take OFF your hoops!” That was the message spray-painted on the “free-speech” wall of a dormitory by a group of Latina students at Pitzer College, a pricey private university in Claremont, California, that charges $66,192 a year for tuition, fees, room and board. White girls at the school were accused of cultural appropriation when […] …

Schools close down so feminists can march

Dozens of public schools across America are closing Wednesday as hundreds of teachers go on strike to partake in “A Day Without a Woman.” The are protesting for “gender equality” and against President Donald Trump. Women and “gender-nonconforming” participants in the feminist event are encouraged to skip work, wear red and avoid shopping anywhere but […] …

This day in WND history: Yankee bin-Doodle Dandy

Yankee bin-Doodle Dandy?  March 8, 2003: Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, was trying to get herself out of hot water on this day in 2003 after making an analogy between Osama bin Laden and those who fought and won America’s independence. “One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very […] …

The most important thing a judge can learn

“Old Ironsides” is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa had captured the American ships Polly, Betsey, Maria, Dauphin, and Philadelphia. The USS Constitution was sent to fight the Muslim pirates in: the First Barbary War, 1803 the Battle […] …

Through history, we could only be pushed so far

Furious at the Tea Party, the king punished Boston. He approved the Boston Port Act, March 7, 1774, effectively closing their harbor to all commerce and ruining their economy. Surrounding towns rallied by sending food. William Prescott, who later commanded at Bunker Hill, wrote: “If we submit to these regulations, all is gone. … Our […] …

Supremes close door on Obama’s redefinition of ‘sex’

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday closed the door on an Obama administration agenda bullet point – that of redefining “sex” as used in federal law to include whatever gender a person may feel like on that day. The fight is over civil rights laws dating back 40 years or more. Barack Obama had issued […] …

The ‘stupendous’ logistical feat of Henry Knox

Henry Knox witnessed the Boston Massacre in 1770. He served on guard duty to make sure no tea was unloaded from the ship Dartmouth prior to the Boston Tea Party, 1773. The British blockaded Boston’s harbor in 1774. British General Thomas Gage arrived with 4,000 British troops and proceeded with a military occupation of the […] …