The Universal Spectator

February 22, 1980

Forty years ago today, at the 1980 Winter Olympics, the American hockey team, a Cinderella team full of inexperienced kids and coached by an outsider, won an improbable victory over the much favored and far superior team from the USSR. It became known as the “miracle on ice” and it’s still an amazing thing to […]

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January 27, 1945

Seventy five years ago today, the worst of all of the Nazi’s Konzentrationslager (KL) was liberated by advancing forces of the USSR Red Army in Poland. Auschwitz was “the largest of the death camps where over 1,100,000 Jews were murdered. [It was] both a labor camp and a center for the rapid murder of Jews […]

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December 25, 1989

Crăciun Fericit! The end of a communist dictator, 30 years ago today.

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December 24, 1944

Seventy five years ago this evening, American forces were in a fight for their very lives in a little town in Belgium whose name would become synonymous with World War II: Bastogne. The Battle of the Bulge, as it would be forever called, began on December 16, 1944. It was Adolf Hitler’s last gasp at […]

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November 22, 1963

Fifty-six years ago, on my birthday, I experienced the seminal event of the first half of my life, an event that changed America and the world forever. I still remember. I was a second grader at St. Mary’s Cathedral School, my Roman Catholic parochial school here in Miami. The day started as all days back […]

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November 9, 1989

The literal and metaporical Iron Curtain came tumbling down thirty years ago today. Here’s photo gallery of that marvelous day when International Communism took a kick in the ass.

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November 4, 1979

The world’s war with Islamic fascism has been ongoing for fourteen centuries. It is not over yet. By a long shot. Our war with Islamic fascism started forty years ago today. Austin Bay at Strategy Page outlines the five salient facts about Iran and our war with them better than anyone else, and in few […]

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