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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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NOVEMBER 18 -- 1978 Mass suicide at Jonestown; 1901 Happy Birthday George Gallup (pollster); 1874 Happy Birthday Carrie White, lived up to 116; 2007 New England Pats continue domination with 56-10 victory over Bills

11/15/2019
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NOVEMBER 18 -- 1978 Mass suicide at Jonestown; 1901 Happy Birthday George Gallup (pollster); 1874 Happy Birthday Carrie White, lived up to 116; 2007 New England Pats continue domination with 56-10 victory over B NOVEMBER 18 1978 –Mass suicide at Jonestown. ...Don’t drink the kool-aid! Cult leader Jim Jones, born in 1931 in Indiana, began a religious quest as a young boy. In the 1950s, he was a known healer, evangelist, and aired a sermon on the radio. He established a racially integrated...

Duration:00:06:42

NOVEMBER 17 -- 1863 Siege of Knoxville begins; 2015 Niles Village, Illinois, purchases Leaning Tower;990 Gary Erickson invents the Cliff Bar; 2015 Gingerbread Lane goes on display in NYC

11/15/2019
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NOVEMBER 17 -- 1863 Siege of Knoxville begins; 2015 Niles Village, Illinois, purchases Leaning Tower;990 Gary Erickson invents the Cliff Bar; 2015 Gingerbread Lane goes on display in NYC NOVEMBER 17 1963 – Siege of Knoxville begins at Campbells’ Station. ...Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside and the Department of Ohio troops, V Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s Army of Tennessee. The result: Union victory. Longstreet, with two divisions and about 5,000 cavalry, was recently victorious against the...

Duration:00:08:44

NOVEMBER 16 -- 1821 Becknell opens trade on Santa Fe Trail; 1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th State; 1948 Frederick Gardner Cortrell dies (inventor of electrostatic precipitator); SPORTS: 1984 Houston blocks 20 shots, tying NBA regular season record, 1962 Wilt C

11/14/2019
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NOVEMBER 16 -- 1821 Becknell opens trade on Santa Fe Trail; 1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th State; 1948 Frederick Gardner Cortrell dies (inventor of electrostatic precipitator); SPORTS: 1984 Houston blocks 20 shots, tying NBA regular season record, 1962 Wilt Chamberlin scores 75 points, 1957 Bill Russell gets 32 rebounds in one game Rockets block 20 s. NOVEMBER 16 1821 – Beckness opens trade on the Santa Fe Trail. ...This trail would be heavily used after 1821 for fur traders to get from...

Duration:00:06:19

NOVEMBER 15 -- 1957 Khruschev challenges U.S. in nuclear rifle match; 1984 Baby Fay dies of kidney failure; 1777 Articles of Confederation adopted

11/13/2019
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NOVEMBER 15 -- 1957 Khruschev challenges U.S. in nuclear rifle match; 1984 Baby Fay dies of kidney failure; 1777 Articles of Confederation adopted NOVEMBER 15 1957 – Khrushchev challenges the US ...to a friendly nuclear rifle match. Why, doesn’t that sound fun. Little ballistic skeet anyone? Seems the USSR was gloating in their success in launching their first and second Sputniks. The second one had a dog named Laika in it, who proved that living beings can survive weightlessness in outer...

Duration:00:05:24

NOVEMBER 14 -- 1776 Britain announces Ben Franklin's allegiance to America; 1851 Moby Dick published; 2006 The Pig Stand closes down; SPORTS: Suns beat Portland in quadruple OT, MLB MVP Awards, 1888 USC Methodists/Trojans play 1st football game

11/7/2019
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NOVEMBER 14 -- 1776 Britain announces Ben Franklin's allegiance to America; 1851 Moby Dick published; 2006 The Pig Stand closes down; SPORTS: Suns beat Portland in quadruple OT, MLB MVP Awards, 1888 USC Methodists/Trojans play 1st football game NOVEMBER 14 1776 – British publicly announce Ben Franklin’s allegiance to America. ...History.ocm says this was the day he switched sides but Franklin had switched sides years before this point. In 1776 he was in London opposing the Stamp Act. When...

Duration:00:05:56

NOVEMBER 13 -- 1945 Truman announces State of Israel; 1966 Bingham Canyon Mine becomes a historic monument; 2016 Gregory Foster breaks recrord for eating most Carolina Reaper chiles in one minute; 2017 RIP Arcturus the 30 lb. cat

11/7/2019
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NOVEMBER 13 -- 1945 Truman announces State of Israel; 1966 Bingham Canyon Mine becomes a historic monument; 2016 Gregory Foster breaks recrord for eating most Carolina Reaper chiles in one minute; 2017 RIP Arcturus the 30 lb. cat NOVEMBER 13 1945 – Truman announces inquiry into state of Israel. ...This prompted the question, was Haberdasher Harry a Zionist? No. He wasn’t. President Harry Truman was actually in favor of the Morrison-Grady plan, which would establish a federated Palestine...

Duration:00:07:08

NOVEMBER 12 --1815 Happy birthday Elizabeth Cady Stanton; 1864 Sherman burns Atlanta; 1966 The Mothman Cometh to W. VA

11/6/2019
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NOVEMBER 12 --1815 Happy birthday Elizabeth Cady Stanton; 1864 Sherman burns Atlanta; 1966 The Mothman Cometh to W. VA NOVEMBER 12 1815 -- happy birthday Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, author, one of the main influences in the women’s suffrage movement of the late 19 century. Elizabeth Cady, the 8 of eleven children, was born in Johnstown New York to Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston. Daniel was a judge, congressman and slave owner, and Elizabeth...

Duration:00:09:16

NOVEMBER 11 -- 1918 WWI ends; INVENTION/PATENTS: 1930 Edison/Szilard patents refrigerator, 1890 McCree patents roll up fire escape, 1851 Alvan Clarke invents telescope; 1978 Happy Birthday General Lee (Dukes of Hazzard car); 2016 The story of the BlueWhal

11/6/2019
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NOVEMBER 11 -- 1918 WWI ends; INVENTION/PATENTS: 1930 Edison/Szilard patents refrigerator, 1890 McCree patents roll up fire escape, 1851 Alvan Clarke invents telescope; 1978 Happy Birthday General Lee (Dukes of Hazzard car); 2016 The story of the BlueWhale of Catoosa NOVEMBER 11 WWI ends on the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month. Four empires dismantled: Ottoman, German, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian. On September 15, the Chicago Tribune’s headlines read: Austria asks for Peace, Yanks...

Duration:00:09:43

NOVEMBER 10 -- 1775 Sempre Fi!;1891Woods patents electric railway; 1973 Slaughterhouse 5 burned in N. Dakota; 1996 Dolphin Dan Marino throws for 50,000 yards

11/5/2019
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NOVEMBER 10 -- 1775 Sempre Fi!;1891Woods patents electric railway; 1973 Slaughterhouse 5 burned in N. Dakota; 1996 Dolphin Dan Marino throws for 50,000 yards NOVEMBER 10 1775 – Sempre Fi! To quote Maj Samuel Nicholas, the first Marine commandant, On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the continental Marines. Oorah! That would...

Duration:00:06:23

NOVEMBER 9 -- 191 Teddy Roosevilt sets up Navy Yard in Philippines; INVENT/PATENT: 1903 Pincus (The Pill), 1801 Happy Birthday Gail Bordon (condensed milk); 2013 Sophie Smith wins record for longest cat fur

11/5/2019
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NOVEMBER 9 -- 191 Teddy Roosevilt sets up Navy Yard in Philippines; INVENT/PATENT: 1903 Pincus (The Pill), 1801 Happy Birthday Gail Bordon (condensed milk); 2013 Sophie Smith wins record for longest cat fur NOVEMBER 9 1901 – Teddy Roosevelt establishes a naval base in the Philippines. In one of America’s more embarrassing eras, Subic Bay was taken by the US as territory won from the Spanish American war. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, President McKinley waged a brutal war on the...

Duration:00:07:25

NOVEMBER 8 -- 1994 Sonny Bono elected to Congress; 1972 HBO is founded; 1789 Elijah Craig distills bourbon whiskey; SPORT: 192 NBA Kings beat lakers for 1st time in L.A. since '72, CY YOUNG: 2005 Bartolo Colon, 1961 Whitey Ford, MVP: 1998 Sammy Sosa, 1991

11/5/2019
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NOVEMBER 8 -- 1994 Sonny Bono elected to Congress; 1972 HBO is founded; 1789 Elijah Craig distills bourbon whiskey; SPORT: 192 NBA Kings beat lakers for 1st time in L.A. since '72, CY YOUNG: 2005 Bartolo Colon, 1961 Whitey Ford, MVP: 1998 Sammy Sosa, 1991 Cal Ripkin, 1983 Dale Murp NOVEMBER 8 1994 – Sonny Bono gets elected to the US Congress. ...From Detroit Michigan, Sonny Bono was a second generation immigrant from Sicily who tried odd jobs young in life, such as a waiter, truck driver,...

Duration:00:08:06

NOVEMBER 7 -- 1979 W. Virginia Prison Break; 2004 2nd Battle of Fallujah; 1868 Cornell U opens its doors; 1861 Battle of Belmont; 2015Braud & Gallagher serve up largest plate of gumbo in history

11/5/2019
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NOVEMBER 7 -- 1979 W. Virginia Prison Break; 2004 2nd Battle of Fallujah; 1868 Cornell U opens its doors; 1861 Battle of Belmont; 2015Braud & Gallagher s NOVEMBER 7 1979 – Prison break from West Virginia Prison. I don’t like talking about spooky things when Halloween’s over, because it’s weird. But this bears commenting. This prison, which has been the subject of many scary documentary TV shows such as ABC Family’s Scariest Places on Earth, A&E’s Paranormal State, Sci-Fi’s Ghost...

Duration:00:07:31

NOVEMBER 6 -- 1906 Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama; 1861 Happy Birthday Canadian-American James Naismith, inventor of Basketball; ELECTION: 1860 Lincoln elected 16th President, 1928 Hoover wins, 1956 Ike re-elected, 1962 Edward Kennedy elected Senator o

11/4/2019
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NOVEMBER 6 -- 1906 Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama; 1861 Happy Birthday Canadian-American James Naismith, inventor of Basketball; ELECTION: 1860 Lincoln elected 16th President, 1928 Hoover wins, 1956 Ike re-elected, 1962 Edward Kennedy elected Senator of Mass. NOVEMBER 6 1906 – Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama. ...There was a growing need to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific that grew more obvious during the 19th century. In fact, Europeans had been wanting a shortcut since the...

Duration:00:06:31

NOVEMBER 5 -- 2005 Operation Steel Curtain; 1940 FDR elected to unprecedented 3rd term, other election news; 1955 Back to the Future's Marty McFly travels back and forward in time; 2009 Ft. Hood Massacre; 1971 Elvis Has Left the Building announced by Al D

11/1/2019
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NOVEMBER 5 -- 2005 Operation Steel Curtain; 1940 FDR elected to unprecedented 3rd term, other election news; 1955 Back to the Future's Marty McFly travels back and forward in time; 2009 Ft. Hood Massacre; 1971 Elvis Has Left the Building announced by Al Dvorin NOVEMBER 5 2005 – Operation Steel Curtain. ...American Col’s. Alfred and Davis v al Queda insurgents. The result: US tactical victory. It was an attempt to stop the flow of foreign insurgents spilling over to Iraq to join the...

Duration:00:07:21

NOVEMBER 4 -- 1796 Treaty of Tripoli signed with United States; 2006 Rob Dyrdek gets his first MTV show

11/1/2019
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NOVEMBER 4 -- 1796 Treaty of Tripoli signed with United States; 2006 Rob Dyrdek gets his first MTV show NOVEMBER 4 1796 -- Treaty of Tripoli is signed with the United States. Former president Barak Obama once stated Islam was been woven into the fabric of our country since its forming. I’m not really sure whathemeans by that, I’m guessing he’s referring to the fact that most of the slaves from Africa sent to America who broke their backs to build American infrastructure were Muslim,...

Duration:00:09:01

NOVEMBER 3 -- 1865 Happy Belated Birthday Warren Harding; 2016 Golden State Warrior Chef Curry serves record 3-pointers

11/1/2019
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NOVEMBER 3 -- 1865 Happy Belated Birthday Warren Harding; 2016 Golden State Warrior Chef Curry serves record 3-pointers NOVEMBER 3 Because we couldn’t do it yesterday since it was James Polk’s birthday, 1 865 Happy belated Birthday, Warren G. Harding. He was born on a farm in present day Blooming field Grove in Ohio. He began attending Ohio Central College at age 14 and sent his mother flowers every Sunday. His mom wanted to call him Winfield instead of Warren, and he was nicknamed...

Duration:00:08:39

NOVEMBER 1 -- ELECTIONS: 1820 Monroe wins unopposed; 1834 America introduces Poker; 1968 Phoenix program begins; 2016 Addison Russell becomes first in World Series to hit 6 RBIs

10/31/2019
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NOVEMBER 1 -- ELECTIONS: 1820 Monroe wins unopposed; 1834 America introduces Poker; 1968 Phoenix program begins; 2016 Addison Russell become NOVEMBER 1 1820 – Voting begins for the presidential election of 1820. In this corner, from the Democratic-Republicans, the incumbent president going for his second term, James Monroe. In the other corner, nobody! This would be the third and last time a president went virtually unopposed. George Washington was elected twice without any serious...

Duration:00:07:00

OCTOBER 31 -- 1864 Nevada joins the Union; 1893 Dr. Timothy Smith is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in New haven, VT; Halloween in America

10/30/2019
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OCTOBER 31 -- 1864 Nevada joins the Union; 1893 Dr. Timothy Smith is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in New haven, VT; Halloween in America OCTOBER 31 1864—Nevada becomes the 36th state. ...It was important to get a Republican led Territory to help with President Lincoln’s reelection. Even though the territory had a population of 40,000, 20,000 shy of the 60,000 needed to be eligible for US statehood, the discovery of silver showed up at the Comstock Lode. That was the boost the area needed....

Duration:00:09:00

Joe's Daily U.S. History Leson -- October 30

10/29/2019
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OCTOBER 30 -- 1735 Happy Birthday John Adams; 2012 Monster truck Bigfoot becomes ElectroFoot thanks to new battery; 1974 Stephen King spends the night at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado OCTOBER 30 1735 – Happy Birthday John “Duke of Braintree” Adams. ...Bonny Johnny was born October 30 1735 in Braintree, Mass. Now Quincy Massachusetts. His great great grandparents landed on Plymouth Rock in the early 1620s from England. He often skipped school as a youngster to go fishing and hunting, but...

Duration:00:10:52

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- October 29

10/28/2019
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OCTOBER 29 -- 1997 Anton LaVay, creator of Church of Satan, dies at St. Mary's Med Center; 1804 William Clark takes notes on the early fire shelter; 1778 Benjamin Tallmadge replaces Gen. Scott in Washington's Spy Ring; 1974 The Champion takes down Big George in the Rumble In the Jungle OCTOBER 29 1997 -- Anton LaVay, creator of the Church of Satan, dies at St. Mary’s Medical Center, thirteen days after the full moon. These American horror stories just seem to fall in my lap somehow. When...

Duration:00:11:35