Bob Diamond

HISTORICALLY YOURS Lincoln created Jefferson

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Jefferson can thank Lincoln for the current interpretation that Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence forms the basis for all minority rights. Jefferson’s pre-amble states that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” ...

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$50 billion Nicaragua Canal and a 1-Cent Stamp

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Nicaragua, The Panama Canal and a 1-Cent Stamp Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company recently announced that they have broken ground on the $50 billion transoceanic waterway that they predict will rival the Panama Canal. Historians offer Nicaragua advice – don’t print any more stamps or coins showing the previous ...

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HISTORICALLY YOURS The 1914 Christmas Truce

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The remarkable events that took place in the military trenches in France on Christmas Eve 1914 appears to be pure fiction, except, it is entirely true. Although World War I was only five months old, over one million soldiers had already died. In certain areas, no more than 30 yards ...

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Washington’s brother Lawrence and Cartagena

Years ago, Arlene and I visited the beautiful Colombian walled city of Cartagena, on the westerly side of the Caribbean. We had an unusual conversation with a resident who held a grudge against the United States. “Don’t you know your history,” he said. “George Washington’s brother Lawrence helped lead a ...

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