- 05/12/2016 at 10:59 #53429
On this day in 1839, Union General George Armstrong Custer is born in Harrison County, Ohio. Although he is best known for his demise at the hands of the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana,in 1876, Custer built a reputation as a dashing and effective cavalry leader during the Civil War.07/12/2016 at 09:18 #53498
At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.08/12/2016 at 11:38 #53558
Beginning on this day in 1775, Colonel Benedict Arnold and General Richard Montgomery lead an American force in the siege of Quebec. The Americans hoped to capture the British-occupied city and with it win support for the American cause in Canada.08/12/2016 at 12:01 #53560Not Connard SageParticipant
John Lennon was murdered.
"I'm not signing that"08/12/2016 at 12:04 #53563
John Lennon was murdered.
I am focusing on war related things, cos you know..08/12/2016 at 12:08 #53564Not Connard SageParticipant
I was being subversive, cos you know…
"I'm not signing that"09/12/2016 at 09:57 #53606
On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country.09/12/2016 at 10:09 #53607Guy FarrishParticipant
The poem, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ by Alfred Tennyson was published in 1854 on this day.11/12/2016 at 10:24 #53664
On this day in 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac occupies Fredericksburg, Virginia, as General Ambrose Burnside continues to execute his plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia.12/12/2016 at 19:50 #53781
On this day, the U.S. Navy takes control of the largest and most luxurious ocean liner on the seas at that time, France’s <i>Normandie,</i> while it is docked at New York City. Shortly thereafter, the conversion for U.S. wartime use began.12/12/2016 at 20:26 #53783John D SaltParticipant
So now Mr. Picky has sent in a correction to the history site pointing out the difference between displacement and gross registered tonnage.
All the best,
John.18/12/2016 at 18:26 #54131
Following the breakdown of peace talks with North Vietnam just a few days earlier, President Richard Nixon announces the beginning of a massive bombing campaign to break the stalemate. For nearly two weeks, American bombers pounded North Vietnam.19/12/2016 at 09:41 #54147
In the final hours of December 18, 1813, approximately midway through the War of 1812, some 500 British soldiers (regulars) as well as some 500 militia and Indians—crossed the Niagara River from Canada determined to seize Old Fort Niagara on the opposite shore in New York. By sunrise on December 19, the British were victorious and America’s Niagara frontier lay open to attack.
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