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2014-07-09 12:25:41

WARSAW, Poland, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On 1 August 1944, Warsaw, the Capital of Poland, saw the beginning of what was to become one of the most important events in the modern history of Poland - the Warsaw Uprising. All journalists interested in providing media coverage for the anniversary event, which will welcome insurgents, international guests, Polish Government officials and the Mayor of Warsaw, are kindly asked to complete the Accreditation Form available...

2014-07-03 12:23:30

New Poll Shows Americans Worse Off on Basic Freedoms Outlined by FDR more than 70 Years Ago WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend our nation celebrates its 238(th) year of independence, yet freedom is not ringing from every mountainside in our sweet land of liberty. More than 70 years ago Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined four freedoms that every person in the world ought to enjoy, including some from the very first amendment of the Constitution: freedom of speech, freedom of...

2014-06-07 12:20:16

Minister Fantino joins Veterans to honour those who served during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy NORMANDY, France, June 7, 2014 /CNW/ - It has been an emotional week for Canadian Veterans who returned to Normandy, France, to mark the 70(th) anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Almost 100 Canadian Veterans from the campaign visited former battlefields to pay their respects to fallen comrades, and reflect on their massive accomplishment that helped signal the...

2014-04-16 12:27:06

Jews for Jesus film depicts Jesus at the gates of Auschwitz SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with Passover, Holy Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews for Jesus has released a controversial video, "That Jew Died for You," to help redefine the conversation and reshape views of Jesus and His relationship to the Holocaust. "The horrors of the Holocaust and the 6 million who died has gnawed at the consciousness of Jews for over 60 years," said David...

2014-03-13 23:02:24

USS Missouri Memorial Association celebrates 20th Anniversary with special Mahalo admission rates for Hawaii residents and military members, March 15-31. Pearl Harbor, HI (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 This Sunday, March 16, the USS Missouri Memorial Association, the nonprofit organization responsible for bringing the retired USS Missouri to Pearl Harbor and establishing the Battleship Missouri Memorial, celebrates its 20th anniversary. In honor of the Association’s anniversary, the Battleship...

2014-03-11 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The OSS Society: The White House recently announced that it will present the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014, to 24 Army veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, whose Distinguished Service Crosses are being upgraded to Medals to Honor to rectify past discrimination. We believe Office of Strategic Services (OSS) veteran Fred Mayer should have been included among these...

2014-02-21 23:26:06

The Marshall Plan Speech exhibit incorporates the audio recording of Marshall’s address at Harvard Univ. in June 1947 along with the actual reading copy of his remarks and many powerful photos of the post-World War II Europe that express the devastation and suffering of millions of people. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall’s address that launched the promise of economic assistance to Europe following World War II has become a featured...

2013-12-31 08:22:31

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Comedy award winning actress Lindsay Ames will appear in the Funny or Die sketch comedy videos "Karaoke Adventure" and "I am Lisa Simpson" featuring Yeardley Smith, the Emmy winning actress who voices Lisa Simpson on "The Simpsons." The videos are slated to release in January 2014 on www.funnyordie.com From director Andrew Bush ("Roller Town"), "Karaoke Adventure" answers the question of what happens when a night of karaoke goes...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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