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Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995 [ 1 ] ) was an American atheist activist. She was the founder of the organization American Atheists and served as its president from 1963 to 1986. One of her sons, Jon Garth Murray , was the president of the organization from 1986 to 1995, while she remained de facto president during these nine years. She is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963. This came one year after the Supreme Court prohibited officially sponsored prayer in schools in Engel v.
DeWitt knew what she wanted: for him to pray for her brother. It was the kind of call he had taken many times during his 25 years in the ministry. But now he found that the words would not come. He comforted her as best he could, but he couldn’t bring himself to invoke God’s help. Sensing her disappointment, he put the phone down and found himself sobbing.
William Adams (24 September 1564 – 16 May 1620), also known in Japanese as Anjin-sama ( anjin , " pilot "; sama , a Japanese honorific ) and Miura Anjin (三浦按針: "the pilot of Miura "), was an English navigator who travelled to Japan and is believed to be the first Englishman ever to reach that country. He was the inspiration for the character of John Blackthorne in James Clavell 's bestselling novel Shōgun . Soon after Adams' arrival in Japan, he became a key advisor to the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and built for him Japan's first Western-style ships. Adams was later the key player in the establishment of trading factories by the Netherlands and England . He was also highly involved in Japan's Red Seal Asian trade, chartering and captaining several ships to Southeast Asia .
The financial crisis in America today could be over almost instantaneously through monetary reform. Monetary reform is a fundamental shift in how America creates money. The shift is from a Robber Baron-era design of banks creating credit to lend to us at interest and ever-increasing debt, to our community (government) creating it for the direct payment of public goods and services. The benefits of monetary reform are conservatively $1 TRILLION every year , the end of the national debt , and full employment . Please review the links above to fully understand this idea. The power of monetary reform is evident in history.
Ferdinand Pecora, circa 1933 Ferdinand Pecora (January 6, 1882 – December 7, 1971) was an American lawyer and judge who became famous in the 1930s as Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Currency during its investigation of Wall Street banking and stock brokerage practices. [ edit ] Early career Ferdinand Pecora was born in Nicosia , Sicily , the son of Louis Pecora and Rosa Messina, who emigrated to the United States in 1886. He grew up in Chelsea on the west side of Manhattan. After briefly studying for the Episcopal ministry, Pecora was forced to leave school as a teenager when his father was injured in an industrial accident.
The Poe Toaster paid a stealthy visit to the monument marking the site of Poe's original grave, in Baltimore, every January 19th for 80 years. The Poe Toaster is an unofficial nickname given to a mysterious person (or more probably two persons in succession, possibly father and son) who, for over seven decades, paid an annual tribute to American author Edgar Allan Poe by visiting the stone marking his original grave in Baltimore, Maryland in the early hours of January 19, Poe's birthday.
How English manages this is simple. The website is invitation-only, with every potential joinee vouched for by the member who invited them, and with every new "friend" who signs up required to confirm that they will “uphold Quentin's Friends’ values (honesty, integrity, courtesy, respect, generosity, gratitude, fun, positivity, open-mindedness and a sense of humour) in all their dealings". It ensures, English says, that everyone on the site is accountable for their actions and that those who use it are like-minded enough that they’re probably going to get on. The origins of Quentin’s Friends can be traced back to 1998, when English, a marketing consultant who had been working in Paris for Disney, moved to New York.
Kaspar Hauser (30 April 1812 (?) – 17 December 1833) was a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell.
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator , and nurse .