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Like most quotes, context is quite important. Taking a single line out of context makes understanding it more difficult. You can find multiple references to illness in the same I've Been to the Mountaintop speech. (I will cite from the copy linked to by the Wiki article found at americanrhetoric.com. As usual, all emphasis mine) Here the world is all messed ...


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It appears that the post is based on a mistake which can be traced to the linked Wikipedia page: That page claims that The Eighth was a federal holiday in the United States from 1828 until 1861. But, according to a more reputable source (the Congressional Research Service, here), The first four congressionally designated federal holidays were created in ...


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This is a partial answer based on some more research I did. A Google Books search for the phrase "a day on not a day off" led me to this transcript of a 1993 hearing on the Holiday and Service Act. Apparently the original law providing for the King holiday also established a commission to "assist in the celebration" of the holiday. That ...


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First of all, CIA is a part of the executive branch of the US government, and is subordinate to the US president. It's meaningless to speak of "CIA's intention," you should really be asking about "US presidential administration's intentions." From time to time, these are different from the ones by the US Congress (the legislative branch) ...


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This is about the battle of Chickamauga. This battle is a defeat of the Union but apparently the author wants to show that Forrest was not at all the guy who made it a Confederacy victory. During the battle of Chickamauga, the Confederates had to fight head on Union forces and failed to outmaneuver them. They won only because there was a bad movement from ...


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Modern armies do not carry officially issued national flags into battle. There are three reasons for that: One) Conspicously carrying a flag into battle attracts a lot of attention from the enemy and is highly dangerous. Two) Modern armies usually fight in dispersed formations where only a small percentage of the troops in a unit would be aware of their ...


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Taylor writes in The Origins of the Second World War that the Pact was a total surprise for Britain . PP 257 and 292


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The last ever stagecoach robbery took place in Globe, AZ in 1916. During the 1920s there were stagecoach taxi services that took people to places in a city and in the area. But the last freight hauled by horses was in the 1950s. In the Big Bend area of Texas there were illegal Candelaria wax plant growing operations and they used burro carts to haul the ...


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