USSR established | DECEMBER 30

In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided...

Chief Justice Allows Suspended President of LTC to Leave the Country

The suspended President of the Lands and Titles Court, Fepuleai Atilla Ropati has been granted application to leave the country by a decision handed down...

U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee | DECEMBER 29

On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America’s long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine...

Isaiah 25:1

In perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. When I was conscripted into the military at age eighteen, as all young...

Psalm 103:12

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Since 2006 a group of people have...

First commercial movie screened | DECEMBER 28

On this day in 1895, the world’s first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was made by...

Radio City Music Hall opens | DECEMBER 27

At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City....

Colossians 1:17

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. My husband invited a friend to church. After the service his friend said,...

Acts 3:13

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. In Christmas Every Day, William Dean Howells tells of a...

Bugsy Siegel opens Flamingo Hotel | DECEMBER 26

Well-known singer and comedian Jimmy Durante headlined the entertainment, with music by Cuban band leader Xavier Cugat. Some of Siegel’s Hollywood friends, including actors...

Isaiah 42:2-3

He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break. In winter, I often...

The Christmas Truce | DECEMBER 25

Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols....

Mother Shares Her Struggle

Flora Ieremia is a mother of 4, living with her husband in a house that belongs to her sister-in-law. All she wants for this Christmas...

Saunoaga o le Tala Faatatau Faaopoopo Muamua o le Tup

SAUNOAGA O LE TALA FAATATAU FAAOPO'OPO MUAMUA O LE TUPE 2018/2019  Lau Afioga i le Fofoga Fetalai ma le mamalu o le Palemene, E ia te...

First Supplementary Budget Address 2018/2019

BUDGET ADDRESS ON THE FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET ESTIMATES 2018/19 Mr. Speaker and Honourable Members of Parliament, On behalf of the Government, I would like to table...

Luke 2:19

Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart During Oswald Chambers’ years at the Bible Training College in London (1911–15), he...

Soviet tanks roll into Afghanistan | DECEMBER 24

On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978. As midnight approached, the Soviets organized a...