Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fighting Back, Saved!, -and- Let It Shine!

Fighting Back - Subway customer hero for gunning down robbers
Saved! - "gay"-rights leader liberated from homosexuality by God
Let It Shine! - humans accused of overusing Sun

On this day in history: July 3, 1971 - Jim Morrison is found dead of an apparent heart attack in his Paris apartment bathtub.

Born on this day in history: July 3, 1947 - Dave Barry (1947 - ____) columnist, humorist. He is a syndicated columnist with the "Miami Herald," 1983--.

Today's Video: Buying an iPhone - submitted by Cindy

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots.

Thanks to Chris for this great photograph! Click to enlarge.