Online Appointment Book 1.0

This calendar is a work-in-progress that when finish will allow you to use this online calendar as an online appointment book. Right now the calendar is in its early stages of development, but once done will it be pretty neat. What will make this standout is that there will be no need to download an application and the calendar will look good on a Android or Apple devices as well as the standard Personal Computer.

In order to use the appointment book function, you will need to register and be verified. To do this simply click on the Login button that is on the calendar. Right now you can make simple entries to the appointment book once you are a verified member, but enhanced features will be added in the weeks to come.

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Hello, I'm John Pepp! I'm a web designer and developer that will make your company website or personal website shine. Websites today have to be fluid and responsive, plus a mobile first approach is the best option when it comes to designing a website. The website I design for you will look good on a smart phone, tablet or a personal computer. You will have a variety of options to choose from, such as a custom made content management system (CMS), a Calendar that can also be used as an online appointment book, blogs, forums, trivia games and more. All these options along with a professionally designed website that is designed by me.

April 25, 1983: Andropov writes to U.S. studentPosted on Saturday April 25, 2015

On this day in 1983, the Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov’s letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. At the time, the United States and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies.

President Ronald Reagan, a passionate anti-communist, had dubbed the Soviet Union the “evil empire” and called for massive increases in U.S. defense spending to meet the perceived Soviet threat. In his public relations duel with Reagan, known as the “Great Communicator,” Andropov, who had succeeded longtime Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in 1982, assumed a folksy, almost grandfatherly approach that was incongruous with the negative image most Americans had of the Soviets.

Andropov’s letter said that Russian people wanted to “live in peace, to trade and cooperate with all our neighbors on the globe, no matter how close or far away they are, and, certainly, with such a great country as the United States of America.” In response to Smith’s question about whether the Soviet Union wished to prevent nuclear war, Andropov declared, “Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are endeavoring and doing everything so that there will be no war between our two countries, so that there will be no war at all on earth.” Andropov also complimented Smith, comparing her to the spunky character Becky Thatcher from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain.

Smith, born June 29, 1972, accepted Andropov’s invitation and flew to the Soviet Union with her parents for a visit. Afterward, she became an international celebrity and peace ambassador, making speeches, writing a book and even landing a role on an American television series. In February 1984, Yuri Andropov died from kidney failure and was succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko. The following year, in August 1985, Samantha Smith died tragically in a plane crash at age 13.

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