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

Bavaria · Germany · Munich

November 30, 1487 – German Beer Purity Law Passed

Here in the United States, you cannot buy a food item unless there are a list of ingredients, allergens, sugar content, and other health related information on the label. The latest of these food regulatory items was H.R. 1599 passed by the US House of Representatives in July of 2015. This resolution demanded that the Food… Continue reading November 30, 1487 – German Beer Purity Law Passed

Bavaria · Coup · Germany · Hitler · Nazi

November 9, 1923 – The Beer Hall Putsch – Part two

As the morning of November 9, 1923 started to appear, Hitler and friends realized they had been betrayed (sounds like a bad cartoon show). Ludendorff had let Kahr and company go during the night to take up their roles in the putsch. This allowed them to contact the central government in Berlin, since the Nazis had… Continue reading November 9, 1923 – The Beer Hall Putsch – Part two

Bavaria · Medicine · Nobel Prize · X-Ray

November 8, 1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen discovers x-rays

Beside my curiosity for all things modern medicine, I also work for a radiology software company, so today’s subject matter jumped right into my lap. On the night of November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen–a Physics Professor at the University of Würzburg–made an unusual discovery. He was testing the path of cathode rays from an… Continue reading November 8, 1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen discovers x-rays