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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

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

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

Accidents · Airplanes · Disasters · Florida · Military · Mysteries · Navy

December 5, 1945 – Flight 19 Vanishes While on Routine Training Mission

I LOVE the Bermuda Triangle and the mysteries that surround the the 500,000 square miles of ocean connecting Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. One of the most amazing things about the triangle is that when things disappear in the triangle they leave almost no trace. On October 1 2015 the container ship El Faro was… Continue reading December 5, 1945 – Flight 19 Vanishes While on Routine Training Mission

Army · Marines · Military · Spain · United States

November 27, 1901 – The Army War College is Established

We Americans like our sugar¬†and this is not a new thing. In 1895, Cuba produced 1/3 of the world’s sugar. Newspapers and the American elite wanted part of the action. Cuban rebels started clashing with the Spanish government controlling Cuba. This rebellion was bloody, cruel, and brutal. Both sides of the conflict were equally to… Continue reading November 27, 1901 – The Army War College is Established