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Saturday, June 28, 2014

On This Day, 100 Years Ago, Gavrilo Princip Assassinated Franz Ferdinand Triggering World War I

My Friends: Today, June 28, 2014, marks the beginning of a very extraordinary Centennial Event. On this day, 100 years ago, the Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip fired what is widely believed to be THE FIRST SHOT of The Great War. A century ago, on June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Astro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The act is considered to be the spark that started The First World War. For the duration of the Great War Centennial, 2014 to 2018, I will be making a number of videos featuring relevant artifacts. The World War One Centennial BEGINS!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 5, 2014 Was The 25th Anniversary Of The Lone Protester Standing Up To The Tanks In Tiananmen Square

June 5, 2014 was the 25th Anniversary of what I consider to be one of the most extraordinary moments in human history.  The incident was captured on film and in a few photographs and involved someone whom is unknown to us today.  He is only known as the Tank Man, the Unknown Rebel or the Unknown Protester.  This man stood in front of a line of invading tanks.  His act was part of the wider Tiananmen Square Protests.  If any of you want to find an example of a hero, this man is certainly it.  Although his name is not known, his image will be remembered for all time.  All of us should reflect on the man and his mission.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

25 Years Ago Today, I Was A Paperboy Who Delivered The News Of The Ayatoilet's Death

It is June 4, 2014. On this day 25 years ago, I was a 15-year-old delivering newspapers and on the front cover of the June 4, 1989 edition of the Courier Post was the announcement of the death of the dirty, ugly, disgusting terrorist ayatoilet khomeini. I recall handing a copy of the paper to my then next-door neighbor and after I turned my back to walk toward my bike, I heard her say "GOOD!". This happened a quarter of a century ago today.

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