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By Nancy Polanski on July 3, 2017

Thoughts on America's Birth

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ImageZanymuse
Jul 2, 2017 6:56 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Canada celebrated it's 150th anniversary on July 1st.

Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948

There are probably others that I can't think of.
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ImageMaryE
Jul 3, 2017 7:11 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
This was probably true at the time.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageZanymuse
Jul 3, 2017 7:31 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Hmmm, True of Israel and possibly said not too long before Canada's independence.
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ImageMaryE
Jul 3, 2017 10:55 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Zany, some in Europe after both world wars, and I think several in Africa. It seems that the map is always changing!
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ImageZanymuse
Jul 3, 2017 6:19 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
MaryE wrote:Zany, some in Europe after both world wars, and I think several in Africa. It seems that the map is always changing!

Yes, the lines into which we divide the land masses is ever changing. But this quote was from before the World wars and Israel. Canada however, became an independent nation during the time of James Gillespie Blaine (1830 – 1893). I have to surmise that at the time of this quote, they had not yet reached that point, though it had to have happened within that general time frame.
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Jul 4, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
I have no idea when during his career he made the comment, but if Canada was "born" in 1867 (150 years ago) then it was while he represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876.

Maybe more than anyone wants to know, but according to Wikipedia .....

" At the age of thirteen, Blaine enrolled in his father’s alma mater, Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College), in nearby Washington, Pennsylvania. There, he was a member of the Washington Literary Society, one of the college’s debating societies. Blaine succeeded academically, graduating near the top of his class and delivering the salutatory address in June 1847."

More from Wikipedia, " Blaine was hired as a professor of mathematics and ancient languages at the Western Military Institute in Georgetown, Kentucky...only eighteen years old and younger than many of his students...."

I won't go on, but I was really interested in reading about this man who I had never heard of before. Here's the Wikipedia link if anyone wants to see it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_G._Blaine
ImageZanymuse
Jul 4, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
In college at 13 and a professor at 18. That is quite impressive. Thumbs up
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