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THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FRANCHISE BAR ONE BOOK

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISHENHOWER’S BIRTH

THE NOVEL “DRACULA”

THE NOVELS “THE TIME MACHINE” AND “WAR OF THE WORLDS” BY H.G. WELLS

THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES

THE DISCOVERY OF HELIUM ON EARTH

Donald Trump replaces inaugural announcer who filled role since 1957

  • Charlie Brotman has announced every presidential inauguration since 1957. That’s 11 presidents starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • He will not be in charge of the job at Trump’s inauguration this year.
  • Instead, inaugural officials picked “D.C.-based freelance announcer, audio engineer and producer” Steve Ray, a Trump supporter. 
  • Brotman, who announced at the inauguration of , has been instead offered the role of “Announcer Chairman Emeritus.”
  • Brotman was told of the switch-up via email.
  • “I’ve been doing this for 60 years,” Brotman told WJLA. “… I was destroyed.” Read more
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Obama's popularity hits near-record high on eve of election
If President Barack Obama were on the ballot, he’d fare much better against Donald Trump, according to a new Bloomberg poll.

Obama’s aggregate approval rating is three points than that of Ronald Reagan’s aggregate at the end of his presidency in 1988.  Only Dwight Eisenhower enjoyed a higher aggregate approval rating.  Statistically speaking, Obama is the second most approved of president in United States History.  

American history will look back on Barack Obama as one of our greatest leaders, holding him in the same esteem as Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  And nothing the haters can do will ever change that.  

Meeting with you now, in front of one of the newest and most beautiful buildings in Washington, it is fitting that we re-dedicate ourselves to the peaceful progress of all men under God.

And I should like to assure you, my Islamic friends, that under the American Constitution, under American tradition, and in American hearts, this Center, this place of worship, is just as welcome as could be a similar edifice of any other religion. Indeed, America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience.

The concept is indeed part of America, and without that concept we would be something else than what we are.

—  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech at the opening of the Islamic Center Mosque, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1957.
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June 6th 1944: D-Day

On this day in 1944, the D-Day landings began on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Allied ‘Operation Overlord’. The largest amphibious military operation in history, the operation involved thousands of Allied troops landing in France. For those landing on the beaches of Normandy, they faced heavy fire, mines and other obstacles on the beach, but managed to push inland. In charge of the operation was future U.S. President, General Dwight Eisenhower, and leading the ground forces was British General Bernard Montgomery. The landings proved a decisive Allied victory, as they secured a foothold in France, which had been defeated by Nazi Germany in 1940. D-Day was a key moment in the Second World War, and helped turn the tide of the war in favour of the Allies. Today we remember not just the strategic victory that was D-Day, but also the ultimate sacrifice paid by thousands of soldiers on both sides of the fighting.

“You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”
- Eisenhower’s message to the Allied Expeditionary Force

THE BLACK ROOTS OF EX PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

NOVEMBER 22, 2012 DON JAIDE 34 COMMENTS

Dwight D. Eisenhower had black ancestry via his maternal side, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower; it was used politically against him by his opponents.

Ida Link’s mother — Elizabeth Link (Eisenhower’s maternal grandmother) has no known family tree:

Why are her parents listed as “unknown”?

She’s a genealogical dead end. But no one is a genealogical dead end unless someone wants them to be.

She was born in Mount Sidney, Virginia,[1] the only daughter of Elizabeth Ida Juda Link and Simon P. Stover.

Here’s the problem: In Mount Sidney to this day there are both black families and white families with the surname “Link”.. Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links a fact washed away in time by two things:

1. Her mother died when she was five years old.

2. She went to live with a white family after.

3. She moved to Kansas while in her teens.

4. She married a white man.

President Obama is traveling in Alaska to shine a spotlight on what Alaskans in particular have come to know: Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face; it is being driven by human activity, and it is disrupting Americans’ lives right now.

To follow along with the President, take a look back at Alaska’s history, and check out this letter to President Eisenhower on the question of Alaskan statehood in 1954.

When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I wish fishing, and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank, we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major league ballplayer, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said he’d like to be the President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
—  Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower -

”Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”

- Eisenhower, in a letter to his brother Edgar on November 8, 1954