December 8

Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist Chinese government moved to Taiwan after being forced out of mainland China by Mao’s forces, 1949.

President Franklin Roosevelt addressed Congress, requesting a declaration of war against Japan, 1941.

Battle of the Falkland Islands, 1914. British ships defeated an attack by five German naval vessels on the Islands. 1800 German sailors lost their lives.

The American Federation of Labor was formed, 1886, from the Federation of Organized Trades and several other unions of skilled tradesmen. Samuel Gompers was elected president of the new entity.

Don't brood on what's past, but never forget it either. -- Thomas H. Raddall

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. -- Abraham Lincoln

Proverbs 24:16 (American Standard Version)

  For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

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