December 5

A Red Cross spokesman in the Magic Valley said people should be prepared to fend for themselves if Y2K or other problems caused power failures, 1999. He explained that the shelters designated for disasters did not have backup generators, which made them unsuitable for long stays.

The German military offensive in Russia fell apart on the outskirts of Moscow, 1941, in the face of strong Soviet resistance.

The new Russian constitution announced voting rights for all, 1936, but only Communist Party candidates were allowed to seek office.

The prohibition against production or sale of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. was rescinded, 1933.

U.S. President Martin Van Buren was born, 1782. He said, "Is it possible to be anything in this country without being a politician?"

American colonial troops under Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery met with troops led by Benedict Arnold, 1775, at the city of Quebec.  

Does he have 17 years of experience or one year of experience 17 times? -- Paul R. Wiesenfeld

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss. -- Dianne Ravitch

Proverbs 23:29-30 (American Standard Version)

   Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? Who has complaining? who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 
   They that tarry long at the wine; They that go to seek out mixed wine.

Quotes About the Importance of Prayer: Of late I feel painfully convinced that I do not pray enough. Lord, give me the spirit of prayer and of supplication. Oh, what a cause of thankfulness it is that we have a gracious God to whom to go on all occasions! Use and enjoy this privilege and you can never be miserable. -- Lady Maxwell

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