National Thomas Jefferson Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: April 13, 2017 is National Thomas Jefferson Day.

Thomas Jefferson Day

Thomas Jefferson Day remembers the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Promise of Independence.

Presidents Day in Alabama isn't Washington/Lincoln, it's Washington/Jefferson
Presidents Day in Alabama isn't Washington/Lincoln, it's Washington/Jefferson

America honors its first chief executive during the annual President's Day holiday. And while the day remains mainly one to honor George Washington, it has come to represent a time to celebrate all U.S. leaders. It turns out, however, that who exactly ...

IT'S THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY: Here Are 19 Famous 'Quotes' That He Never Actually Said
IT'S THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY: Here Are 19 Famous 'Quotes' That He Never Actually Said

Many of the “quotes” frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — the third president of the U.S. — are total nonsense. The good people at Monticello have pored through T.J.'s writings to try to demonstrate that a lot of these spurious quotes are ...

Thomas Jefferson Day School wins Missouri State Scholar Bowl
Thomas Jefferson Day School wins Missouri State Scholar Bowl

A group of 10 local high school students win the Missouri State Scholar Bowl Championship in the Class 1-A. The team from Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School competed against Pilot Grove High School and won with 710 points out of a possible 900.

Natural Bridge owner outlines plan to correct money woes
Natural Bridge owner outlines plan to correct money woes

Both Clarke and Elton can rattle off many ideas for the park, such as having premiere biking trails, uncovering artifacts that have been tossed aside since Thomas Jefferson's day and showcasing the story of electricity through the antiquated ...

Bitcoin Frenzy Back As Epic Bust Fades
Bitcoin Frenzy Back As Epic Bust Fades

The bitcoin casino is open again. The price of the digital currency has climbed as much as 50% this week, re-creating scenes from a manic 2013 run that took it from $13 to a high of $1,100 before it crashed. The burst of speculative buying followed a ...

The Islamic State Paradox
The Islamic State Paradox

The French strikes on Islamic State positions following the Paris attacks point up the peculiar dual nature of this protean Salafi jihadist organization, whose ruthlessness, ability to capture and hold territory, significant financial resources, and ...

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