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Black Ribbon day commemoration in Washington, DC

Seventy-five years ago, on 23 August, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a cooperation and non-aggression pact. The now infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe and provided with its secret provisions an evil platform that set the stage for the Second World War. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe in a half Nazi, half Communist continent. It stands as a stark reminder that totalitarianism in its various forms leads to death and destruction. […]

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Unitas We Stand: the Johnny Unitas movie

he 1950s and 1960s were different times for professional athletes. Johnny Unitas was paid a starting salary of $ 7,000 a year in 1956. Adjusted for inflation, that would be about $60,000 in 2014 terms. Most players in those days, certainly the players of the Baltimore Colts, would be living and playing in the community. In addition, they would work in the same communities during the off-season to supplement their income. That looks like light-years away from today’s conditions for professional athletes where multi-million dollar salaries and living in ostentatious mansions are the norm. […]

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Never ever give up! The story of American-Lithuanian football legend Johnny Unitas-Jonaitis

In the late 1940s, a substitute teacher in St Justin’s High School, a Catholic grade school, was asking students about their career goals. Much to her surprise Johnny Unitas said that his ambition was to become a professional football player. […]