1 day ago · "Christendom shall be cut off and glorification of the Little Flock (The Church) in the Spring of 1918 A. D." 1920 International Bible Students Association: In 1918, Christendom would go down as a system to oblivion and be succeeded by revolutionary governments. God would "destroy the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions."
Jun 12, 2021 · AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police were searching for two people suspected in a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street early Saturday in which 14 people were wounded, including two critically. Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the shooting on a street packed with bars and barricaded off from vehicle traffic occurred at around…
40 minutes ago · Thus, Texas was incorporated into the Mexican Independence, and later Texas Independence and its annexation to the United States took place. The United States remained neutral. Thus, for the rest of Madison's term, until 1817, the theoretical neutrality pending the development of events in the Old World.
- 25 September 1808 – 29 September 1833, (25 years and 4 days)
- Patriot victory., End of the majority of Spanish rule in the Americas., Diplomatic recognition in 1821 (Portuguese), 1822 (US) and 1825 (UK)., Although they fought for independence, the Banda Oriental and Spanish Texas become part of the Portuguese Empire and Mexico respectively.
Jun 12, 2021 · Abbott says Texas will immediately begin building its own border barriers Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal June 10, 2021 at 9:03pm Bob Unruh June 9, 2021 at 4:34pm
- Early Life and Family
- Governor of New York
- Presidential Campaigns
- Rivalry with Robert A. Taft
- Later Career
- Public Image
Dewey was born and raised in Owosso, Michigan, where his father, George Martin Dewey, owned, edited, and published the local newspaper, the Owosso Times. His mother, Annie (Thomas), whom he called "Mater," bequeathed her son "a healthy respect for common sense and the average man or woman who possessed it." She also left "a headstrong assertiveness that many took for conceit, a set of small-town values never entirely erased by exposure to the sophisticated East, and a sense of proportion that moderated triumph and eased defeat." One journalist noted that "[as a boy] he did show leadership and ambition above the average; by the time he was thirteen, he had a crew of nine other youngsters working for him" selling newspapers and magazines in Owosso. In his senior year in high school he served as the president of his class, and was the chief editor of the school yearbook. His senior caption in the yearbook stated "First in the council hall to steer the state, and ever foremost in a tong...
Dewey first served as a federal prosecutor, then started a lucrative private practice on Wall Street; however, he left his practice for an appointment as special prosecutor to look into corruption in New York City—with the official title of Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. It was in this role that he first achieved headlines in the early 1930s, when he prosecuted bootlegger Waxey Gordon. Dewey had used his excellent recall of details of crimes to trip up wi...
Dewey became famous in 1935, when he was appointed special prosecutor in New York County (Manhattan) by Governor Herbert H. Lehman. A "runaway grand jury" had publicly complained that William C. Dodge, the District Attorney, was not aggressively pursuing the mob and political corruption. Lehman, to avoid charges of partisanship, asked four prominent Republicans to serve as special prosecutor. All four refused and recommended Dewey. Dewey moved ahead vigorously. He recruited a staff of over 60...
Manhattan District Attorney
In 1937, Dewey was elected New York County District Attorney (Manhattan), defeating the Democratic nominee after Dodge decided not to run for re-election. Dewey was such a popular candidate for District Attorney that "election officials in Brooklyn posted large signs at polling places reading 'Dewey Isn't Running in This County'." As District Attorney, Dewey successfully prosecuted and convicted Richard Whitney, former president of the New York Stock Exchange, for embezzlement. Whitney was gi...
The journalists Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom summarized Dewey's governorship by writing that "for sheer administrative talent, it is difficult to think of a twentieth-century governor who has excelled Thomas E. Dewey ... hundreds of thousands of New York youngsters owe Dewey thanks for his leadership in creating a state university ... a vigorous health-department program virtually eradicated tuberculosis in New York, highway building was pushed forward, and the state's mental hygiene program was thoroughly reorganized."Dewey also created a powerful political organization that allowed him to dominate New York state politics and influence national politics.
Dewey's biographer Richard Norton Smith wrote, "For fifteen years ... these two combatants waged political warfare. Their dispute pitted East against Midwest, city against countryside, internationalist against isolationist, pragmatic liberals against principled conservatives. Each man thought himself the genuine spokesman of the future; each denounced the other as a political heretic." In a 1949 speech, Dewey criticized Taft and his followers by saying that "we have in our party some fine, high-minded patriotic people who honestly oppose farm price supports, unemployment insurance, old age benefits, slum clearance, and other social programs... these people believe in a laissez-fairesociety and look back wistfully to the miscalled 'good old days' of the nineteenth century... if such efforts to turn back the clock are actually pursued, you can bury the Republican Party as the deadest pigeon in the country." He added that people who opposed such social programs should "go out and try t...
In May 1953, Governor Dewey set up a nine-member Advisory Board to help the State Safety Division's Bureau of Safety and Accident Prevention and appointed Edward Burton Hughes (the Deputy New York State Superintendent of Public Works) as Chairman.The Advisory Board was formed to draft accident prevention policies and programs. Dewey's third term as governor of New York expired at the end of 1954, after which he retired from public service and returned to his law practice, Dewey Ballantine, although he remained a power broker behind the scenes in the Republican Party. In 1956, when Eisenhower mulled not running for a second term, he suggested Dewey as his choice as successor, but party leaders made it plain that they would not entrust the nomination to Dewey yet again, and ultimately Eisenhower decided to run for re-election. Dewey also played a major role that year in convincing Eisenhower to keep Nixon as his running mate; Eisenhower had considered dropping Nixon from the Republica...
Dewey's wife Frances died in July 1970, after battling breast cancer for six years. In the autumn of 1970, Dewey began to date actress Kitty Carlisle, and there was talk of marriage between them. On March 15, 1971, Dewey traveled to Miami, Florida for a brief golfing vacation with friend Dwayne Andreasand other associates. On March 16, following a round of golf with Boston Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski, he returned to his room in the Seaview Hotel to pack; he was due that evening at the White House in Washington to help celebrate the engagement of President Nixon's daughter, Tricia. When Dewey failed to appear for his ride to the Miami airport, a concerned Andreas convinced the hotel management to take him to Dewey's room. They found Dewey, fully dressed, lying dead on his back across the bed, and packed to leave. An autopsy determined that he had died suddenly from a massive heart attackeight days before his 69th birthday. Following a public memorial service at Saint James' Episc...
Dewey received varied reactions from the public and fellow politicians, with praise for his good intentions, honesty, administrative talents, and inspiring speeches, but most also criticizing his ambition and perceived stiffness in public. One of his biographers wrote that he had "a personality that attracted contempt and adulation in equal proportion." Dewey was a forceful and inspiring speaker, traveling the whole country during his presidential campaigns and attracting uncommonly huge crowds. His friend and neighbor Lowell Thomas believed that Dewey was "an authentic colossus" whose "appetite for excellence [tended] to frighten less obsessive types", and his 1948 running mate Earl Warren "professed little personal affection for Dewey, but [believed] him a born executive who would make a great president." The pollster George Galluponce described Dewey as "the ablest public figure of his lifetime... the most misunderstood man in recent American history." Herbert Brownell, Dewey's c...
In 1964, the New York State legislature officially renamed the New York State Thruway in honor of Dewey. Signs on Interstate 95 between the end of the Bruckner Expressway (in the Bronx) and the Connecticut state line, as well as on the Thruway mainline (Interstate 87 between the Bronx-Westchester line and Albany, and Interstate 90 between Albany and the New York-Pennsylvania line) designate the name as Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway,though this official designation is rarely used in reference to these roads. Dewey's official papers from his years in politics and public life were given to the University of Rochester; they are housed in the university library and are available to historians and other writers. In 2005, the New York City Bar Association named an award after Dewey. The Thomas E. Dewey Medal, formerly sponsored by the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, is awarded annually to one outstanding Assistant District Attorney in each of New York City's five counties (New York, Ki...The Case Against the New Deal(1940), Harper & Bros., New YorkJourney to the Far Pacific(1952), Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NYTwenty Against the Underworld(1974), Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY
Jun 12, 2021 · Robert (Bob) L. Andrews Sr., age 93, of Jacksonville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Bob was born on October 2, 1927, in Buchtel , Ohio, to Ralph and Katherine Andrews.
1 day ago · Now site of the Deliverance Evangelistic Church. Sportsman's Park: St. Louis: Browns Cardinals: 1902 (rebuilt 1909) 1940 1966 1966 Now site of the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, with the original playing field still in use for youth sports. Tiger Stadium: Detroit: Tigers: 1912 1948 1999 2009 The Tigers continued to use this site until 1999.
1 day ago · Interstate 40 (I-40) is part of the Interstate Highway System that spans 2,559.25 miles (4,118.71 km) from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina.In the U.S. state of Tennessee, I-40 traverses the entirety of the state from west to east, running from the Mississippi River at the Arkansas border to the northern base of the Great Smoky Mountains at the North Carolina border.