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

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