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

20th Century · Airplanes · Army · England · Military · Music · Second World War · United States

December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

I have always been a Big Band fan. For me, there is only one name that comes to mind when I think Big Band. Glenn Miller! I almost titled this post as “The Day the Music Died” but I did not want to confuse people. Glenn Miller has always been one of my heroes, and… Continue reading December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

Michael Jackson · Motown · Music · Pop Culture · Television

December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

I love Music! 🎼 ♫ ♫ I grew up listening to the King of Pop and had to jump on this story. Growing up in Gary, Indiana the Jackson Brothers started performing in 1964. Brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie were a phenomenal singing group that change the band name to the Jackson 5 when little brother… Continue reading December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

China · Genocide · Japan · Military · Second World War

December 13, 1937 – Nanking Falls to Japanese Invaders

There are some stories that are too horrific to write about. This is one of those times. —I cannot think of a photo that I want to use for this article and fair warning, and image search will lead to VERY disturbing photos!!! I am going to talk about some of the things that happened… Continue reading December 13, 1937 – Nanking Falls to Japanese Invaders

1900s · Catholic Church · Nebraska · Orphans · States · United States

December 12, 1917 – Father Flanagan Starts What will Become Boys Town

Being an adult in today’s world is rough. Being a parent is just that much harder. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual –Heck life didn’t come with one either– and we as parents do our best to teach our children. Every parent’s dream is for their child to have a better life than they… Continue reading December 12, 1917 – Father Flanagan Starts What will Become Boys Town