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Science of the Summer Solstice

Science of the Summer Solstice

1 week ago Bill Petro
SCIENCE OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE The word Solstice comes from the Latin solstitium meaning "Sun, standing-still." This year the Summer Solstice occ…
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1 week agoScience of the Summer Solstice
History of Father's Day: the Beginning

History of Father’s Day: the Beginning

1 week ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF FATHERS DAY [NOTE: I wrote a longer and more serious version of this article for CBS.com a couple of years ago. It has been published on…
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1 week agoHistory of Father’s Day: the Beginning
History of Juneteenth: Emancipation Proclamation

History of Juneteenth: Emancipation Proclamation

1 week ago Bill Petro
JUNETEENTH June Nineteenth, or Juneteenth, marks the celebration of the emancipation of African-American slaves in 1865. While the annual celebrati…
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1 week agoHistory of Juneteenth: Emancipation Proclamation
History of Flag Day

History of Flag Day

2 weeks ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF FLAG DAY June 14 is the day the United States celebrates Flag Day. While it may not be as widely celebrated as other American holidays,…
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2 weeks agoHistory of Flag Day
History of D-Day: 72 Years Ago

History of D-Day: 72 Years Ago

3 weeks ago Bill Petro
HISTORY OF D-DAY Seventy-two years ago, on June 6, 1944 the Allies launched an offensive on the Normandy coast of France to liberate continental Eu…
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3 weeks agoHistory of D-Day: 72 Years Ago
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