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1   NEW YEARS DAY Don’t forget to change your calendar.  And remember: He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, (Philippians 1:6).

1  1752 Birth of Betsy Ross, as a seamstress she worked in an upholsterer shop and later married John Ross, the owner. General Washington commissioned her to make the first American Flag on which were sewn 13 stars representing the 13 colonies.

1   1801 Union of Gr. Britain with Ireland under the name "United Kingdom."

 

2   1492 Conquest of Grenada by Ferdinand of Aragon, the husband of Isabella who financed Columbus’ trip in 1492.

2   1788 Georgia, the fourth state to ratify the new Constitution with instructions that a Bill of Rights be added.

 

3  1777 General George Washington’s attack on Trenton following his famous crossing of the Delaware to gain victory over the Hessians. An astounding piece of clever generalship.

 

4  1961 Diplomatic ties with Cuba broken following, as Pres. Eisenhower stated, "A long series of harassments, baseless accusations and vilification."

 

5  1943 Death of George Washington Carver, often called "The Peanut Man" for the countless products he was able to made from the peanut. And we’re still eating peanut butter because of him! He said that he just went into his laboratory and asked God what He wanted him to find next.

 

6  1861 The merchant vessel Star of the West set sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.

 

7  1800 Birth of Millard Fillmore, our13th President.

7  1934 Six thousand pastors in Berlin defy the Nazis insisting that they will not be silenced.

 

8  1812 Under the impression that the war of 1812 was still going on, the British attacked Gen. Andrew Jackson’s troops which were greatly outnumbered. Jackson, with the aid of French pirate, Jean Lafitte, won.  "It appears," Jackson said later, "that the unerring hand of Providence shielded my men from the shower of (cannon) balls, bombs and rockets, when every ball and bomb from our guns carried with them a mission of death."

 

9  1788 Connecticut, the fifth state to ratify with instructions that a Bill of Rights be added.

9  1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III's reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.

 

10 1840 In England: penny postage initiated.

 

11 1817 Death of Timothy Dwight, grandson of Jonathan Edwards. He was president of Yale for 22 years. He often had answered the students questions on religious matters and at the end of that period the majority of the student body were Christians and many became ministers. He wrote, "Where there is no morality,. the ultimate foundation of...life and property is buried in ruined."

11 49 BC Julius Caesar leads his army across the Rubicon River, plunging Rome into civil war. 

11 1843 Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," dies in Baltimore.

 

12 1729 Birth of Edmund Burke, member of Parliament. He defended the colonies in his famous speech on "Conciliation" with America in 1775. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government-they will cling... to you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.... As long as you have the wisdom to keep...the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have, the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have anywhere.

 

13 1733 Founding of the State of Georgia with 120 settlers who, when they went ashore, knelt down and prayed: "Our end in leaving our native country is not to gain riches and honor, but singly this: to live wholly to the glory of God."

13 1846 President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas Border as war with Mexico looms.

 

14 1797 Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austrians at Rivoli in northern Italy.

 

15 1865 Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

15 1920 The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal..

 

16 1770 Birth of Ludwig Von Beethoven.

 

17 1706 Birth of Benjamin Franklin.

 

18 1871 Re-establishment of the German Empire 

18 1782 Birth of Daniel Webster, famous orator.

18 1778 Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the 'Sandwich Islands' after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich.

 

19 1807 Birth of Robt. E. Lee, Stratford , Virginia-distinguished American general.

19 1782 Death of William O. Douglas who was a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 36 years. He stated, "We are a religious people and our institutions presuppose a Supreme Being When the state encourages religious instruction...it follows the best of our traditions." 

 

20 1961 Inaugeration of our 28th president, John F. Kennedy.

20 1930 Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.

 

21 1959 Death of Cecil B. DeMille, Hollywood producer of The Ten Commandments. "Man," he said, "has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai...but he has never improved on God's law:...  They are the charter and guide of human liberty, for there can be no liberty without the law.

21 1737 Birth of Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary commander.

21 1821 Birth of John Breckinridge, 14th U.S. Vice President.

21 1824 Birth of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Confederate General.

 

22 1972 We cry aloud about Pearl Harbor and "9:11" but this date should be condemned as a day of infamy-the day the supreme court of the U.S. "legalized" the murder of pre-borns: Roe vs. Wade.

22 1807 President Thomas Jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.

 

23 1961 Americans and 100's of Cubans attempted to leave Cuba when the attack on the Bay of Pigs by Cuban refugees failed.

23 1950 Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.

 

24 1848 GOLD DISCOVERED IN CALIFORNIA by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter's sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.

24 1639 Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World.

 

25 1787 Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay's Rebellion. 

25 1915 Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.

 

26 1880 Birth of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, West Point graduate, became the Allied Supreme Comdr. of the Southwest Pacific and received the surrender of the Japanese. He later told the American people that the best thing we could do is send Bibles to Japan. He was disappointed that more wasn’t done at this opportune time.

 

26 1861 Louisiana secedes from the Union.

 

27 1756 Birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Morzart in Salzburg.

 

28 915 The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.

 

29 1861 Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.

29 1737 Birth of Thomas Paine, political essayist (The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason).

29 1843 Birth of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States.

 

31 1797 Birth of Franz Schubert in Vienna.

31 1734 Robert Morris, signatory of the Declaration of Independence is born today.

31 1865 The House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.


Information for your calendar was obtained from "American Minute"-Federer, from "This Day"-La Haye & Farris and other sources.


"Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith," (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government-they will cling and grapple to you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.... As long as you have the wisdom to keep...the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have, the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have anywhere.

 

But let it be once understood that your government may be one thing and their privileges another, that these two things may exist without any mutual relation - the cement is gone, the cohesion is loosened, and everything hastens to decay and dissolution. As long as you have the wisdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty, the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have, the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have anywhere.

 

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