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Daily American show that celebrates the great United States of America! Here, I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly with stories ranging from Ben Franklin to Billy the Kid to the New York Yankees and Hollywood. Give me four minutes and I'll tell you all about it!

Daily American show that celebrates the great United States of America! Here, I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly with stories ranging from Ben Franklin to Billy the Kid to the New York Yankees and Hollywood. Give me four minutes and I'll tell you all about it!
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Daily American show that celebrates the great United States of America! Here, I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly with stories ranging from Ben Franklin to Billy the Kid to the New York Yankees and Hollywood. Give me four minutes and I'll tell you all about it!

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Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 18

8/14/2018
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AUGUST 18 - 1965 Operation Starlite; 1795 Washington signs Jay's Treaty; 1817 Sea Serpent seen from Maine; 1958 TV game shows checked for scrutiny; 1963 Meredith first black student to graduate from Ole Miss; 1982 Longest game at Wrigley Field, Dodgers beat Cubs AUGUST 18 1965 – Operation Starlite begins ...in the Van Tuong peninsula, the first major US ground battle of the Vietnam War. Lt. Gen. Lewis W. Walt v Nguyen Chon. The result both sides claimed victory, even though 5500 Marines...

Duration:00:07:39

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 17

8/14/2018
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AUGUST 17 - 1943 Race to Messina; 1835 Merrick patents wrench; 1877 Billy the Kid makes first kill; Baseball 1933 Gehrig, 1957 Richie Ashburn AUGUST 17 1943 – The race to Messina ends, Patton wins. ...Even though Montgomery didn’t know they were racing. World War II had some very memorable campaigns, such as Overlord in Normandy, Operation Torch in North Africa, and then there was Operation Huskey in Sicily. As of Janu8ary 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister...

Duration:00:06:48

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 16

8/14/2018
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AUGUST 16 -- 1812 Detroit Falls to British; Happy Birthday Electra Webb (Shelburne Museum) 1888 Pemberton dies (Coca-Cola); 1974 Ramones inroduce punk to Manhattan; 1965 Miami Dolphins become 1st expansion team in AFL AUGUST 16 1812 – Detroit falls to the British ...and Shawnees. Just a month prior, American General William Hull, a veteran of the Revolution, now 59 years old, led 2500 man army to the Detroit River and made camp at Ft. Detroit. He sent a strong message to the inhabitants...

Duration:00:06:19

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 15

8/14/2018
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AUGUST 15 - 1899 Henry Ford goes to work; 1848 Hanchett patents dental chair; 1969 Woodstock begins; 1990 Mark McGuire hits 30th homer; 1979 Apocalypse Now released AUGUST 15 1899 – Ford goes to work. ...Actually Henry Ford already was working, but it wasn’t on cars. He worked for Thomas Edison as chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in Dearborn, MI. It was a good job that paid extremely well. But Ford was on call 24 hours a day making sure the city’s electric was running...

Duration:00:06:45

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- Aurugst 13

8/13/2018
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AUGUST 14 - 1776 Liberty Tree; 1935 FDR signs Social Security Act; 1831 Happy B AUGUST 14 1776 – An effigy of Andrew Oliver ...is hanged on the Liberty Tree. The Liberty Tree was a large elm tree that stood in Boston on the corner of Essex and Orange, now Washington streets. It was the site of many protests, assemblies, several funerals, and symbolized American patriotism. From 1764 to 1776 the British imposed the Stamp Act on the colonies, which was met with colonial outrage over the...

Duration:00:05:55

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 13

8/13/2018
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AUGUST 13 - 1864 Deep Bottom Campaign; 1887 Happy Birthday Orange Julius; 1860 Happy Birthday Annie Oakley AUGUST 13 1864 – Second Deep Bottom Run Campaign begins. ...It had several other names, New Market Road, Bailey’s Creek, Charles ity Road, and White’s Tavern. The southerners called it Fussell’s Mill. Union Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock v Robert E. Lee and Charles W. Field. The result: Confederate Victory. Union General Ulysses Grant had erroneously believed that this section...

Duration:00:06:11

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 12

8/12/2018
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AUGUST 12 - 18687 Pres. Johnson defies Congress in Stanton Affair; 1969 Viet Cong attack; 1861 Happy Birthday Remington; 1992 NAFTA; Manuel Lisa, co-founder of St. Louis; 1963 Happy Birthday Sir Mix-a-Lot AUGUST 12 1867 – President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspension of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Stanton had served as Secretary of War under President Lincoln, and was instrumental in helping the North achieve victory in the Civil War. When Lincoln was assassinated he led a...

Duration:00:06:06

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 11

8/11/2018
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AUGUST 11 - 1973 DJ Kool Herc plays breakbeat; 1874Parmalee invents auto sprinkler system; 1984 Reagan makes joke on NPR; 1896 Hebbull invents pull chain for lights; 1919 Happy Birthday Green Bay Packers AUGUST 11 1973 – DJ Kool Herc plays a breakbeat ...at his sister’s party, and hip hop as we know it today is born. While everyone else was listening to disco, Clive Campbell, aka DJ Kool Herc was on the turntables at parties spinning records from James BrownMandrill, and Jimmy Castor...

Duration:00:06:37

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 10

8/10/2018
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AUGUST 10 - 1874 Happy Birthday Herbert Hoover; 1821 Missouri is admitted to U.S.; 1889 Happy Birthday Charles Darrow, Monopoly board game; 1846 Smithsonian created AUGUST 10 1874 – Happy Birthday Herbert "The Chief" Hoover. ...Bert, as he was known to his friends, was the first President to be born west of the Mississippi River . Born in an Iowa village in 1874, his parents both passed away when he was nine, and he grew up with an uncle in Oregon. He worked on a farm splitting logs and...

Duration:00:10:40

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 9

8/10/2018
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AUGUST 9 1862 – Battle of Cedar Creek Mountain. Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks V Confederate Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson. The result: confederate victory. It was the first combat of the Northern Virginia campaign. Maj. Gen. John Pope was appointed to command the newly constituted Army of Virginia on June 26. His mission was to move his troops through central VA and relieve the pressure on Maj. Gen. George McLellan in the Shenandoah area, specifically the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area...

Duration:00:07:03

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 8

8/8/2018
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AUGUST 8 - 1974 Nixon resigns; 1910 Happy Birthday Ernest Lawrence, Cyclotron; 1876 Edison patents mimeograph; 1970 Tigers beat yankees in 73 minutes; 1775 Daniel Morgon arrives in Boston; 1963 Kingsmen release Louie Louie AUGUST 8 1974 – Nixon resigns on national television. ...Secretary of State Henry Kissinger suggested this move “in the national interest” and speechwriter Raymond Price wrote SP 3-125, President Richard Nixon’s resignation from the White House. The event was filmed and...

Duration:00:06:43

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 7

8/7/2018
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AUGUST 7 - 1990 Bush Sr. orders Operation: Desert Shield; 1886 Happy Birthday Louis Hazeltine, invents Neutrodyne circuit; 1888 Happy Birthday Van Kannel, patented revolving door; 1782 George Washington establishes Purple Heart; 1927 Alderman booze smuggling intercepted by U.S. Coast Guard; 1956 Ted Williams fined for spitting on fans; 2008 Happy Anniversary Jewel/Ty Murray AUGUST 7 1990 – President Bush ordered Operation Desert Shield. On August 2nd, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invaded...

Duration:00:06:36

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 6

8/7/2018
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AUGUST 6 - 1945 Enola Gay drops bomb over Hiroshima; 1996 Game of Thrones is published; 1936 Headlines: Owens Completes Triple!; 1861 Happy Birthday Edith Roosevelt AUGUST 6 1945 – Enola Gay flies over Hiroshima and drops Little Boy, and Hiroshima goes up in a cloud of destruction. WWII was over in Europe, but not in the Pacific. Japan had refused for an unconditional surrender, which really disappointed President Harry Truman, who warned the Japanese of prompt and utter destruction....

Duration:00:06:45

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 5

8/5/2018
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AUGUST 5 - 1981 Reagan dismantles PATCO; 1864 Battle of mobile Bay; 16914 1st Traffic light installed; 1969 Patrick Stargill knocks ball out of poark/2011 A-Rod suspended for 211 games; 1956 Happy Birthday Maureen McCormick, Brady Bunch; 19625 Happy Birthday Patrick Ewing, NY Knicks, Olympic winner; 2184 Happy Birthday Christine Chapel, Star Trek AUGUST 5 1981 – The dismantling of PATCO begins. The Professional Air Traffic Controller Organization, founded in 1968, was declared a trade...

Duration:00:08:46

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 4

8/4/2018
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AUGUST 4 - 1961 Happy Birthday Barack Obama; 1936 Jesse Owens wins the long jump in Berlin; 2006 Talladega Nights premieres AUGUST 4 1961—Happy Birthday Barack H. Obama, #44. ...Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, depending of course on who you ask. His mom, Ann Dunham, is from Wichita Kansas. Her dad fought under General George Patton’s army in WWII. Obama’s father, Barack grew up herding goats in Kenya, Africa, and won a scholarship to attend the University of Hawaii, which is where he...

Duration:00:07:54

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 3

7/26/2018
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AUGUST 3 -- 1846 Donner Party gets first delay; 1811 Happy Birthday Elisha Graves Otis (improved elevator); 1949 NBA is formed; 1963 Beach Boys release 'Surfer Girl' AUGUST 3 1846 – Donner party gets its first delay. That’s not good. The Donner party was a group of 89 men, women and children who wanted to head out west to California. It was led by James Reed, a businessman who read the book An Emigrants guide to Oregon and California by Lankford Hastings. The book described a new route...

Duration:00:07:03

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 2

7/26/2018
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AUGUST 2 - 1945 Potsdam Conference ends; 1835 Elisha Grey, telephone inventor; 1987 Michael Andretti wins Marlboro 500; 1998 Barry Bonds hit by ball, charges mound; 1999 The 6th Sense movie premieres AUGUST 2 1945 – Potsdam Conference ends. This was a meeting of the big three – the Soviet Union, the US and Great Britain. This was the third conference between these leaders; the first one was in Tehran in 1943 and the other one was in Yalta in February 1945. The representatives of each...

Duration:00:05:57

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- August 1

7/26/2018
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AUGUST 1 -- 1981 Like, Totally Happy Birthday MTV; 1893 Shredded Wheat patented by Henry Perky & William Ford; 1876 Colorado admitted to Union; 1864 Battle of Petersburg AUGUST 1 1981 – Totally awesome happy birthday to MTV. The first words spoken were ladies & Gentlemen, rock n roll, spoken by John Lack. The first video was, appropriately enough, the Buggles Video Killed the Radio star. The concept for promoting music through video was not new, however. The Beatles did with Hard Days...

Duration:00:06:43

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- July 31

7/25/2018
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JULY 31 -- 1975 Jimmy Hoffa disappears; 1937 Charles Hires dies (Hires Root Beer); 1849 Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading gun; 1990 Nolan Ryan wins 300th game; 1932 George Washington quarter goes into circulation; 1923 Ertegun foun Atlanta Records JULY 31 1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears ...from a parking lot at a restaurant in Detroit. Now why did Time Mag name that disappearance one of America’s Top Ten famous? I’ll get to that in a second. Born February 14, 1913 in Brazil,...

Duration:00:08:18

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- July 30

7/25/2018
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JULY 30 -- 1965 LBJ signs Medicare into law; 1898 Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes; 1780 Patriots take Ft. Thicketty; 1872 Maholon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy; 2007 HD Britney Spears/Kevin Federline; 1956 In God We Trust becomes nation's motto; 1978 Expos crush Braves 19-0 JULY 30 1965 – President LBJ signs Medicare into law. This national social insurance program, says Wiki, currently uses about 30 privater insurance companies throughout the US. It provides medical insurance for...

Duration:00:08:19