In a recent interview, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev confided that his American hero (“of my generation”) was President John F. Kennedy. He said via an interpreter, “Good man. A man of courage. It is what is needed today.” So commented the courageous former communist turned peacenik who dismantled Soviet communism and won the Nobel […]

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Today, the Space Shuttle Enterprise made a glorious final flight over Manhattan, en route to its final home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The original test space shuttle, it was never flown in an actual mission. Enterprise flew into New York City today atop a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The air- […]

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Ethen Carrell recently interviewed the novelists behind JFK book, “Destination Dealey: Countdown to the Kennedy Conspiracy.” Following is an excerpt of the conversation. Click here for the entire transcript. ETHEN: What is your novel “DESTINATION DEALEY: Countdown to the Kennedy Conspiracy” about? LISA: To quote our tagline, Destination Dealey is a daring new novel that […]

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Today, April 22, 2012, is Earth Day. Few people realize that President John F. Kennedy played a part in its beginnings. Imagine a world without trees. What if the rain forests, and all of the exotic plants and animals that call it home, suddenly did not exist? In 1962, Gaylord Nelson decided something needed to […]

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RIO DE JANEIRO – The mayor of the Brazilian city of Presidente Kennedy (named after JFK) was arrested Thursday for corruption in a Federal Police operation ironically dubbed “Lee Harvey Oswald.” The city was named after U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in a tribute to his persona. The city received donations from his Alliance for […]

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park ballfield in Boston. Here are some fast facts: Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912, with the Red Sox beating the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings. The New York Highlanders were later named the New York Yankees. It cost $650,000 […]

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51 years ago today, the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba was launched under the unofficial authority of President Kennedy. From the outset of his presidency, Kennedy yearned for Castro to be removed from power. JFK subscribed to the Domino Theory, which argued that if a country fell to communism, its neighbors would follow. […]

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100 Years ago, the legendary sinking of luxury liner Titanic overshadowed the grand opening of Boston’s Fenway Park. JFK‘s grandfather, John Fitzgerald, threw out the ceremonial first pitch as mayor of Boston. Boston’s Fenway Park is now regarded as a national treasure, but its grand opening on April 20, 1912, took place with muffled fanfare. […]

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Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, made famous for discovering the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, also located JFK‘s PT Boat which sunk near the Solomon Islands in 1943. Today, April 14, 2012, marks the 100 year anniversary of the tragic accident on board legendary luxury liner, Titanic. At approximately 11:40 pm, the colossal ship struck […]

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49 years ago, in April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize and lead the “Birmingham Campaign.” The Birmingham campaign was a strategic movement organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to bring attention to the unequal treatment that black Americans endured in Birmingham, Alabama. The campaign ran during the spring of 1963, […]

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