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Archive for August, 2005

25 August
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17 August
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Dolchstosslegende or “dagger-thrust legend”

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I apologize for the short podcast this week. I am going to be unable to record tomorrow because I will be at a John Legend concert in San Diego.

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Links:

Weimar Republic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weimar_Republic
Spartacist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacist_League
War Guilt Clause: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Guilt_Clause
Walther Rathenau: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Rathenau

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11 August
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John Hanson: First President?

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John Hanson was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland. He has been called the First President of the United States because he was the first man to serve a full term as President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation in 1781 and 1782.

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The following men served as the President of the Continental Congress:

  • Peyton Randolph (September 5, 1774 – October 21, 1774) and
  • Henry Middleton (October 22, 1774 – October 26, 1774)
  • Peyton Randolph (again) (May 10, 1775 – May 23, 1775)
  • John Hancock (May 24, 1775 – October 31, 1777)
  • Henry Laurens (November 1, 1777 – December 9, 1778)
  • John Jay (December 10, 1778 – September 27, 1779)
  • Samuel Huntington (September 28, 1779 – March 1, 1781)

The following men served as President of the United States in Congress Assembled:

  • Samuel Huntington (March 1, 1781 – July 9, 1781)
  • Thomas McKean (July 10, 1781 – November 4, 1781)
  • John Hanson (November 5, 1781 – November 3, 1782)
  • Elias Boudinot (November 4, 1782 – November 2, 1783)
  • Thomas Mifflin (November 3, 1783 – October 31, 1784)
  • Richard Henry Lee (November 30, 1784 – November 6, 1785)
  • John Hancock (November 23, 1785 – May 29, 1786)
  • Nathaniel Gorham (June 6, 1786 – November 5, 1786)
  • Arthur St. Clair (February 2, 1787 – November 4, 1787)
  • Cyrus Griffin (January 22, 1788 – November 2, 1788)

Links:

That Podcast Song
Podcast411
http://www.marshallhall.org/hanson.html
Wikipedia Entry on John Hanson

Disscussion on the topic:

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Message 3
View Sept. 2000

Books on the Subject:

The Forging of the Union, 1781-1789 (New American Nation Series)
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04 August
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Mata Hari

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A Dutch exotic dancer who was accused, convicted and executed as a double agent spy during World War I.

“I am not French, I have the right to have friends in other countries, even among those at war with France. I have remained neutral. I count upon the goodness of heart of you French officers.” – Court Martial in Paris, June 24, 1917

Thanks to David P. of Chicago for his suggestions for future shows.

Don’t forget to vote for the show you would like to hear.

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Links:

Podcast Feed Performance Graph

The municipality of the Dutch province of Friesland

French Secret Police

Agent H21 the movie

Chateau de Vinncennes – Nothing about the Marta Hari on their website under history

The Diary of Mata Hari

Mata Hari: The True Story

Mata Hari DVD

The Red Dancer: The Life and Times of Mata Hari

The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari

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