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November 30, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: St. Andrew’s Day, Christian calendar. On Nov. 30, 1995, President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland.  Go to article » Winston Churchill, statesman, b.1874 Mark Twain, author, b.1835 Jonathan Swift, writer, b.1667 […]

November 29, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Monday. November 29, 1961: 1961 Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited Earth twice before returning.  Go to article » November 29, 2018: Tens of thousands of Indian […]

November 26, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday. Happy first day of Hanukkah, which begins Sunday evening. On Nov. 26, 1942, President Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning December 1. Go to article » November 26, 2008: Mumbai attacks – a series of […]

November 25, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: St. Catherine’s Day, Canada, France On Nov. 25, 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels. Go […]

November 24, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: November 24th, 1859: Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species is published, which put forth the theory of evolution and described the process of natural selection. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. -Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. On Nov. […]