Rhetorical bombs are for pundits, and policy-makers should ignore the recommendations of taking a plunge over the “fiscal cliff.”
On Nov. 10, 1871, American author Winston Churchill was born in St. Louis, Missouri. At the height of his fame he quit writing and retired from public life.
On Nov. 9, 1908, Robin Cooper shot and killed former Sen. Edward W. Carmack, editor of the Tennessean.
On Nov. 8, 1923, Jack Kilby was born in Jefferson City, Mo. His 1958 invention of the integrated circuit made possible the incredible devices we use everyday.
On Nov. 7, 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to serve in Congress. She represented the at-large district in Montana.
On Nov. 6, 1861, James Naismith was born in Almonte, Canada. He made a ministry of teaching young men athletics, and invented basketball along the way. The college basketball season starts Friday.
On Nov. 5, 1906, Fred Lawrence Whipple was born in Red Oak, Iowa. His astronomical observations changed our understanding of comets.
Preparing for the day after. Buckle up and get to work.
On Nov. 3, 1964, residents in the District of Columbia voted in their first presidential election; the Electoral College votes went to Democrat Lyndon Johnson, and have gone to the Democrat in every election since.
On Nov. 2, 1865, Warren Harding was born in Blooming Grove. Ohio, and on Nov. 2, 1920, he was elected as the 29th President of the United States.
Around Nov. 1, 1790, Edmund Burke published the pamphlet “Reflections on the French Revolution.” The pamphlet became a core philosophical treatise for the emerging Conservative movement.
On Oct. 31, 1632, Flemish painter Johannes Vermeer was baptized in Delft, Dutch Republic.
Lessons learned can be hard to swallow at dog obedience class.
On Oct. 30, 1953, George C. Marshall, architect of the Marshall Plan, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Every time I watch a satellite cell phone connect to Europe; every time I watch an iPad take pictures; every time I see MRI results or hear of robotic surgery I wonder why in the world all electric, phone and cable wires aren't underground. The technique seems to be perfected ...
On Oct. 29, 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London.
On Oct. 27, 1811, Isaac Merritt Singer was born in Pittstown, N.Y.; though he never the reached heights of theatrical stardom he sought, his innovations changed the lives of women.
On Oct. 26, 1825, the 363-mile long Erie Canal opened for traffic, linking Albany, N.Y., on the Hudson River, to Buffalo, N.Y. on Lake Erie.