20th Century · Accidents · Airplanes · Exploration · Modern Marvels · NASA · Rockets · Science · United States

January 28, 1986 – NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes After Launch

My prayer is that I honor these brave men and women who I have held dear to me these last 30 years. “Space, the final frontier… to boldly go where no man has gone before” – Star Trek This is the first history blog post that I was a witness to. I was in high school… Continue reading January 28, 1986 – NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes After Launch

20th Century · Inventions · Military · Modern Marvels · Navy · Ships

January 17, 1955 – USS Nautilus Becames the World’s First Nuclear Powered Ship

I love history, and I love literature. I have been a Captain Nemo fan for a very long time. And one of my favorite Disney World memories is riding in the Nautilus. Looks like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island are getting added to my kindle today. Until today, I was certain… Continue reading January 17, 1955 – USS Nautilus Becames the World’s First Nuclear Powered Ship

20th Century · Airplanes · Bavaria · England · Germany · Military · Second World War

January 2, 1945 – “Near-Perfect” Bombing of Nurnburg

As I am writing this it is dark outside and there is a waning moon in the sky. Zero cloud cover  would make ideal conditions for 514 bombers to start raining death and destruction on my head. Thankfully, I do not live in Germany during the Second World War where Strategic — Terror if you… Continue reading January 2, 1945 – “Near-Perfect” Bombing of Nurnburg

Army · Belgium · Christmas · Germany · Military · Second World War · United States

December 22, 1944 – The Day the American General said “Nuts” to a German Demand

One the 16th of December, 1944, a major German offensive was launched into the poorly defended Ardennes area of France. The goal was to split the Allied positions in the area and to capture the port city of Antwerp. The initial German attack consisted of: Josef Dietrich’s 6th SS Panzer Army with two SS Panzer… Continue reading December 22, 1944 – The Day the American General said “Nuts” to a German Demand

1700s · Composers · Music · Songs

December 17, 1770 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Baptism

I am not certain that I am going to have time to make a lengthy post today and I don’t usually write about people’s birthdays because being born is not historically significant. It is unknown when Beethoven was born and thanks to Google’s doodle for today I know that he was baptised today 245 years… Continue reading December 17, 1770 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Baptism