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

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

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

1900s · Christmas · Postal Service · Tuberculosis

December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

In the early 1900’s tuberculosis was the number one killer in the United States. Doctors were beginning to make progress with survivability in various sanatoriums around the country. Sanatorium: a medical facility for long-term care. In December 1907, a small sanatorium near Wilmington, Deleware was having financial troubles. The Brandywine Sanatorium was $300 short of… Continue reading December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold