Little Rock Central High – Today In Southern History

25 September 1957 

On this date in 1957 …

With 300 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne standing guard, U.S. Marshalls escorted nine black children into class during the manufactured crisis at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas

Other Years:

1789 – The first U.S. Congress adopted the first 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten were ratified and became known as the Bill of Rights.
1845 – Future Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest married Presbyterian minister’s daughter, Mary Ann Montgomery in Hernando, Mississippi.

1847 – During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by Virginia General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey Mexico. 
1897 – Southern literary genius and Nobel Prize winner, William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi.
1965 – Willie Mays of Westfield, Alabama became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season at the age of 34, after also setting the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier.
1992 – In Orlando, Florida a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley, who had sought a divorce from his biological parents
1995 – Ross Perot of Texas announced that he would form the Independence Party. 

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    Sunday Gunday: Snake Shot Cartridges Demystified

    Where I live I use a lot of snake shot. I know there is a keyboard commando out there always says water moccasins shouldn’t be shot and I don’t know what I’m talking about. That they won’t harm us, blah, blah, blah… He obviously don’t live on an island in the swamp and doesn’t know that sometimes they are aggressive, irritable, and a damned nuisance. Let him go hug them with rattlers, coyotes, razorbacks, and the rest of his forest friends.

    I have run through 5 boxes of .38 CCI snake shot in a single year out of necessity and that wasn’t because I missed. It get’s expensive, so I started rolling my own with #8 shot and a 36 round ball. I load my first two cylinders with these dual purpose rounds They work wonders on snakes and will stall aggressive hogs until you get to a chamber with a magnum soft point in it.


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    Your Sunday Southern Devotional – Isaiah

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    Isaiah 59:19 KJV

    So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

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    Shenandoah Valley Torched – Today In Southern History

    24 September 1864 

    On this date in 1864…

    Federal armies began a campaign to burn all crops and civilian property in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

    Other Years:

    1862 – Federal General W.T. Sherman ordered his subordinates to destroy every house in Randolph, Tennessee in retaliation for Confederate fire upon supply boats.
    1883– The first National Black Convention met in Louisville, Kentucky.
    1935 – Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produced the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.
    1957 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower violated his day-old agreement with Governor Orville Faubus and sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration.
    1960 – The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched from Newport News, Virginia. 
    2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups after the 9-11 attack.

    2005 – Hurricane Rita made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana, while causing severe damage as far north as Arkansas.

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