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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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On the evening of July 5th, 2011, porch lights remained on around the world for a little girl who so many believe was recently denied justice in a Florida courtroom.

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Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, navigator and cartographer. The Americas are generally believed to have derived their name from the feminized Latin version of his first name. At the invitation of king Manuel I of Portugal, Vespucci participated as observer in several voyages that explored the east coast of South America between 1499 and 1502. Manuel's commander Pedro Álvares Cabral, on his way to the Cape of Good Hope and India in 1500, had discovered Brazil at latitude 16°52'S. Portugal claimed this land by the Treaty of Tordesillas, and the King wished to know whether it was merely an island or part of the continent that Spanish explorers had encountered further north.

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Columbus never thought Vespucci had tried to steal his laurels, and in 1505 he wrote his son, Diego, saying of Vespucci, "It has always been his wish to please me; he is a man of good will; fortune has been unkind to him as to others; his labors have not brought him the rewards he in justice should have."  In 1508, after only two voyages to the Americas, the position of chief of navigation of Spain (piloto mayor de Indias) was created for Vespucci, with the responsibility of planning navigation for voyages to the Indies.

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A Pear Tree that Survived 9/11 Returned Home

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Not to be Confused with Mexican Independence Day Celebrated on September 16

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican civic holiday commemorating the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

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Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces. "Justice Has Been Done" President Barack Obama said late Sunday May 1, 2011 from the White House" bringing to a closure for many of the family members of those who's lives were lost during the September 11, 2001 attacks to the World Trade Center, The Pentagon in Washington DC and those who perished in the plain that crashed in a field in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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World Trade Center Memorial Plans