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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 -- October 18

10/14/2019
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OCTOBER 18 -- 1867 Seward's Folly; 1767 Mason Dixon Line is drawn; 1898 U.S. takes control of Puerto Rico OCTOBER 18 I1867 Seward’s Folly. ...In 1725, Russia took over control of Alaska but didn’t have much of a use for it, and couldn’t really afford it, especially after the Crimean War. The Russians didn’t have more than 400 people living there, and it was difficult to defend, if, say Great Britain for example, wanted to invade it. So the Russians sold it to the United States for $7.2...

Duration:00:06:26

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

10/13/2019
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OCTOBER 17 -- 1779 Gen. Washington gives orders to the newest member of his spy ring; 1835 Texas Rangers; 1989 World Series interrupted by the Loma Preita Earthquake; 1981 Happy birthday UFC champ Hollie Holm OCTOBER 17 1777 – Third battle of Saratoga. ...Horacio Gates and Benedict Arnold V John Burgoyne. Result: British surrender. What happened in Saratoga is considered by many historians to be the turning point for the colonists in the American Revolution. The American colonists...

Duration:00:06:17

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

10/13/2019
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OCTOBER 16 -- 1859 Brown sets out for Harper's Ferry; 1869 Legend of the Cardiff Giant is discovered at Stub Newall's farm; 1923 Walt and Roy Disney open up shop; 1998 Jon Postel, co-creator of the Internet, dies OCTOBER 16 – Raid of Harper’s Ferry. ...Born in 1800, John Brown grew up as a staunch abolitionist, didn’t have much success in any of the several businesses he began and was bankrupt by the tie he was 42. In 1858 he attended an abolitionist meeting in Chicago that changed his...

Duration:00:12:17

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

10/10/2019
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OCTOBER 15 -- 1965 Draft Card burnt in protest; 1863 Cliff House, San Francisco, opens; 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmed to Supreme Court; 2002 Greenstein, helped discover quasars, dies OCTOBER 15 1965 – David Miller becomes the first to publicly burn a draft card. ...In protests of the Vietnam War, demonstrations were being held all throughout America by several groups. Miller was part of the National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam, which splintered off the National...

Duration:00:07:02

Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- October 14

10/10/2019
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OCTOBER 14 -- 1890 Happy birthday Dwight Eisenhower; 2002 President Bush calls out al Queda for Bali combings; 2007 Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres; 1975 Amityville trials begin OCTOBER 14 1890 – Happy Birthday Dwight Eisenhower. ...Born in Denison Texas, the first of two American presidents from Texas, Ike grew up in Abilene Kansas as the third of seven children in a poor household. His mom was a pacifist, but gave her blessings for young Dwight to attend West Point. He played...

Duration:00:09:05

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

10/10/2019
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OCTOBER 13 -- 1710 Siege of Pt. Royal; 1860 James Wallace Black snaps the first aerial selfie; 2014 Giants beat Nats in longest playoff MLB game in history OCTOBER 13 1775 – The Department of the Navy is established. ...The Continentals had no real need for sea protection until now that hostilities with the British were going on. Esek Hopkins, from Rhode Island, was appointed commander in chief of the first US Navy on October 13, 1775. His instructions from Congress were to head to...

Duration:00:07:55

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

10/10/2019
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OCTOBER 12 -- 1979 Forestiere Underground Gardens becomes historic landmark; 1960 Shoe Banging Incident; 2016 Happy Pigtastic Pulled Pork Day!; 2016 Auston Matthews scored four goals in NHL debut game OCTOBER 12 1979 -- Forestiere Underground Gardens becomes a historic landmark. So how do you deal with the blazing heat of the San Joaquin Valley in the California desert? Besides cranking the A/C full blast? Well if your Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere, you become a mole man and...

Duration:00:06:40

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

10/8/2019
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OCTOBER 11 -- 1961 JFK gets advise on the Cong; 1868 Edison's first invention: electric voice machine; 1793 1st Yellow Fever epedemic in Philly; 1975 Saturday night Live debuts OCTOBER 11 1961 – JFK meets with advisers regarding the Cong. ...President John F. Kennedy met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff October 11, 1961, and was told that 40,000 US troops could take care of the Vietcong threat and another 120,000 should be able to deal with intervention from North Vietnam and Chinese...

Duration:00:05:41

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

10/7/2019
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OCTOBER 10 -- 1985 Achille Lauro hijack ends; 1899 IR Johnson invents bicycle frame; 1951 Truman signs Mutual Security Act; 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jamies Winston becomes youngest NFL quarterback to throw 4,000 yards by3rd season; 1975 The Rose premieres OCTOBER 10 1985—Achille Lauro ...Hijacking ends. So the interesting question is why did four young Palestinian terrorism, in a plan orchestrated by Mohammed Abbas, hijack and Italian cruiser and shoot an old Jewish-American man in a...

Duration:00:06:05

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

10/6/2019
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OCOCTOBER 9 -- 1985 Strawberry Fields in Central Park is dedicated to John Lennon; 1794 Pres. Washington calls to end Whiskey Rebellion; 1876 Bell calls Tom Watson two miles awayTOBER 9 9 1985 Strawberry Fields in Central Park is dedicated to John Lennon. Strawberry Fields, named after the Beatles’ 1966 big hit as well as an orphanage in Liverpool England where John would cross through as a shortcut on the way to his house when he lived with his Aunt Mimi as a young lad. She didn’t...

Duration:00:11:19

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

10/4/2019
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OCTOBER 8 -- 1778 British money-shovers hang during Revolution for waging economic warfare; 1956 Don Larsen is perfect; 1998 Clinton impeachment begins; 1948 Happy Birthday Stephen Huneck (Vermont Dog Chapel) 1778 – British agent David Farnsworth and John Blair are sentenced to hang. The charge, “being found about the Encampment of the Armies of the United States as spies and having a large sum of counterfeit money about them which they brought here from New York.” This British attempt...

Duration:00:09:59

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

10/3/2019
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OCTOBER 7 -- 1849 Edgar Allen Poe passes away; 1750 Happy birthday Abraham Woodhull, Revolution spy; 2016 Star Trek becomes biggest sci-fi TV franchise in history OCTOBER 7 1750 happy birthday Abraham Woodhull, the main spy in General Washington’s Culper Ring during the American Revolution. Although he would swerved as a judge in Suffolk County long after the war was over, his fake identify wasn’t even revealed until the early 1900s; that’s how good of a spy he was. Woodhull grew up third...

Duration:00:08:54

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

10/2/2019
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OCTOBER 6 -- Love you Reese!; 1886 Reno Bros. 1st train robbery; 1996 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tie the knot; history of the surfboard OCTOBER 6 1999 – HB Reese. He’s my son. Love you young man! 1886 – The Reno Brothers hit the first train robbery in the U.S. Stick em up! ...During the Civil War, train robberies were not uncommon, but when they were robbed it was for military reasons. There was no such thing as a gang of thugs who robbed trains for personal reasons. Until the Reno...

Duration:00:07:26

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

10/1/2019
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OCTOBER 5 -- 1829 Happy Birthday Chester A. Arthur; 2011 R.I.P. Steve Jobs; 1957 Soviets Launch Sputnik Pt. 2 OCTOBER 5 1829 – Happy Birthday #21, Chester A. Arthur. ...The son of a Baptist preacher, Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, in 189. He was graduated from Union College in 1848, taught school, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in New York City. In 1859, Chet Arthur married Ellen Herndon, just call her Nell, and they had two children that survived to adulthood. When...

Duration:00:12:58

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

10/1/2019
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OCTOBER 4 -- 1822 Happy Birthday Rutherford B. Hays; 1957 Soviets Launch Sputnik Pt. 1 OCTOBER 4 1822 – Happy Birthday Rutherford Bays. ...Born in Delaware, Ohio in 1822, Hayes attended Kenyon College and in 1842 graduated from Harvard Law. After five years of law practice in Lower Sandusky, he moved to Cincinnati, where he became a prominent young Whig lawyer. In 1852 he married Lucy Webb, who would be the first presidential wife to graduate from College. Hays is one of seven presidents...

Duration:00:08:08

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

10/1/2019
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OCTOBER 3 -- 1862 2nd Battle of Corinth; 1995 O.J. Simpson acquitted; S1931 Griffith Park inL.A. burns down OCTOBER 3 1862 – Second battle of Corinth. ...Union Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans V Conf. Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s Army of the West Tennessee and Maj. Gen. Sterling Price. The result: Another Rosecrans victory over the Confederates. Rosecrans had already defeated Van Dorn at the Battle of Iuka in northern Mississippi just two weeks prior. Price and the Army of the West marched from...

Duration:00:06:11

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

10/1/2019
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OCTOBER 2 -- 1914 Happy birthday rocket engineer and occultist Jack Parsons; 2014 Wheeler becomes the oldest man to ever climb Mt. Kilimanjaro; 1945 Elvis makes first appearance, 10 years old 914 -- Happy birthday rocket engineer and occultist Jack Parsons. That’s right, kicking off the American Halloween season about a man who might’ve been born during the Halloween season on purpose just to mess with us. I call him the American Mr. Crowley as he truly spent his short life changing the...

Duration:00:07:07

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

9/30/2019
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OCTOBER 1 -- 1924 Happy Birthday Jimmy Carter; 1949 – NYT headlines: Mao Heads Peiping Regime; 2015 Tom Clancey dies; 1975 Thrilla in Manilla OCTOBER 1 1924 – Happy BD Jimmy Carter. ...James Earl Carter Jr. was born October 1 1924 in Plains, GA; the only US President from Georgia. His parents were strict Baptists, and his dad owned a large and very prosperous peanut farm that survived the Great Depression. Jimmy’s fondest memories growing up include sitting with his dad listening to...

Duration:00:08:33

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

9/17/2019
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SEPTEMBER 30 - 1918 Pres. Wilson speaks in favor of Women's Rights; 2004 Baghdad Bombing; 1841 Samuel Slocum patents stapler; 195 Curse of Little Bastard, James Dean car SEPTEMBER 30 1918 – Wilson speaks in favor of women’s rights. ...During Woodrow Wilson’s first term in office as president, he tended to drag his feet when it came to legislation in favor of women’s rights. But by 1917, with WW1 in full swing, American women were being asked to support their husbands and sons fighting...

Duration:00:05:39

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

9/17/2019
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SEPTEMBER 29 -- 1955 Happy Birthday adventurer Ann Bancroft (tackled Artic and Antartic); 2005 NYT reporter Judith Miller released from jail; 1818 Happy Amniversary Samuel Morse/Lucretia Walker; Sports: 1985 Warren Moon, Oilers sacked 12 times by Cowboys, 1954 Willie Mays makes famous over the shoulder catch SEPTEMBER 30 1918 – Wilson speaks in favor of women’s rights. ...During Woodrow Wilson’s first term in office as president, he tended to drag his feet when it came to legislation in...

Duration:00:05:28