Theodore Roosevelt Wins 6 States in 1912

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     After Theodore Roosevelt won reelection in his own right during November 1904, TR impetuously announced he would not run for another term.  His inner circle, particularly his wife Edith, would think the decision a mistake.  However, once Theodore Roosevelt made a pronouncement, he intended to keep his word.      Roosevelt picked his Secretary of War and former

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Martin Luther and Reformation Day

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     On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther performed one of the most courageous acts of a church man in the Sixteenth Century.  He nailed a protest, his 95 theses, to the door of the Wittenberg Church.  His act directly challenged Papal authority and the practices of indulgences.  Historically, it is often seen as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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Wrestler Saves Drowning Priest

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     George Baptiste spent about twenty years serving as St. Louis’ resident all-around athlete before taking over the company, Baptiste Tent and Awning, founded by his father Alexander Baptiste.  Besides plying his trade as an occasional but accomplished professional wrestler, Baptise was a powerful swimmer.  On August 11, 1900, Baptiste used his swimming skills to save another St. Louisan

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Chief Desmond’s Recruits

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     St. Louis Chief of Detectives William Desmond’s success in capturing many desperate criminals made him a celebrity of sorts particularly among aspiring detectives.  When Edgar Allan Poe wrote three tales based on the exploits of fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin, detective fiction captured the attention of readers.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle popularized the genre permanently with his fictional

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