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"What a week, huh?""Lemon, it's Wednesday."
09/22/2021

"What a week, huh?"

"Lemon, it's Wednesday."

"What a week, huh?"

"Lemon, it's Wednesday."

#OTD in 1942: The Boeing B-29 makes its first flight.
09/21/2021
The Boeing Century

#OTD in 1942: The Boeing B-29 makes its first flight.

During its 100-year history, William Boeing’s company has developed many of the most iconic airplanes ever to take to the sky. The world’s largest

From 1907 until 1947 Buffalo Soldiers, known for their exceptional horsemanship, taught classes of all-white cadets ridi...
09/20/2021
Famed Buffalo Soldiers Honored at West Point With Statue

From 1907 until 1947 Buffalo Soldiers, known for their exceptional horsemanship, taught classes of all-white cadets riding skills and tactics at the West Point Military Academy. Yet their contributions were little more than a footnote in the history of the academy until recently.

From 1907 until 1947 Buffalo Soldiers, known for their exceptional horsemanship, taught white cadets riding skills and tactics at the West Point Military Academy

Grunge is back! The original black Dr. Marten boot traces its roots back to World War II, when Klaus Märtens, then a 25-...
09/20/2021
How Doc Martens Went from WWII Discards to Everyone’s Favorite Grunge Boot

Grunge is back!

The original black Dr. Marten boot traces its roots back to World War II, when Klaus Märtens, then a 25-year-old doctor in the German army, injured his ankle skiing.

The original black Dr. Marten boot traces its roots back to World War II, when Klaus Märtens, then a 25-year-old doctor in the German army, injured his ankle skiing

#Fromthearchives: In 1966 the U.S. military desperately needed more troops in Vietnam. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara...
09/20/2021
McNamara's Boys

#Fromthearchives: In 1966 the U.S. military desperately needed more troops in Vietnam. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara had a plan to get them.

In 1966 the U.S. military desperately needed more troops in Vietnam. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara had a plan to get them

#OTD in 1862: Holding the high ground outside of Sharpsville, Maryland, Confederate General Robert E. Lee decides to giv...
09/17/2021
Antietam’s Deadly Harvest

#OTD in 1862: Holding the high ground outside of Sharpsville, Maryland, Confederate General Robert E. Lee decides to give battle with his just-reunited Army of Northern Virginia against Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac in the Battle of Antietam –– the single bloodiest day in American history.

New revelations from a recently discovered map

#OTD in 1849: Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
09/17/2021
The Legacy of Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter and Spy

#OTD in 1849: Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

Harriet Tubman helped plan a South Carolina river raid that freed hundreds of slaves. hen the Civil War began, Harriet Tubman had already been a freedom

#OTD in 1943: The German Tenth Army declares that it can no longer contain the Allied beachhead at Salerno, Italy.
09/16/2021
Avalanche: How Both Sides Lost at Salerno

#OTD in 1943: The German Tenth Army declares that it can no longer contain the Allied beachhead at Salerno, Italy.

Sometimes it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you wind up in a long, protracted struggle.

The defeated Confederate President’s dramatic capture—in fact and fiction.
09/14/2021
Uncloaking the Jeff Davis Myth

The defeated Confederate President’s dramatic capture—in fact and fiction.

The defeated Confederate President’s dramatic capture—in fact and fiction

Happy birthday, Mr. Lawrence Brooks!
09/13/2021
Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates 112th Birthday

Happy birthday, Mr. Lawrence Brooks!

A veteran of the 91st Engineer Battalion, a primarily African-American unit, Brooks served in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II as a servant to three white officers

#OTD in 1862: Union soldiers outside of Frederick, Maryland discover General Robert E. Lee’s Orders No.191 wrapped in ci...
09/13/2021
'The Roar and Rattle': McClellan's Missed Opportunities at Antietam

#OTD in 1862: Union soldiers outside of Frederick, Maryland discover General Robert E. Lee’s Orders No.191 wrapped in ci**rs. Union Gen. George McClellan famously hesitates.

The Battle of Antietam resulted in more pivotal changes, across a broader spectrum of events—military, political, diplomatic, societal—than any other battle of the war. Yet if evaluated in purely military terms, it was not decisive at all.

On September 11, 2001, Air Force pilot Heather “Lucky” Penney was asked to do the unthinkable ––  find the airliner and ...
09/11/2021
This Daring F-16 Pilot Went on a Kamikaze Mission on 9/11

On September 11, 2001, Air Force pilot Heather “Lucky” Penney was asked to do the unthinkable –– find the airliner and take it down by any means necessary.

On September 11, 2001, Air Force pilot Heather "Lucky" Penney was asked to do the unthinkable.

9.11.2001(Fred George, "Ash Wednesday, Dusk," New-York Historical Society).
09/11/2021

9.11.2001

(Fred George, "Ash Wednesday, Dusk," New-York Historical Society).

9.11.2001

(Fred George, "Ash Wednesday, Dusk," New-York Historical Society).

09/09/2021

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Until the 19th century, ice fit for human consumption was scarce, hacked and sawn by hand, and available only locally in...
09/09/2021
How Pioneering Entrepreneurs Helped 19th-Century America Keep Cool

Until the 19th century, ice fit for human consumption was scarce, hacked and sawn by hand, and available only locally in limited, highly prized quantities.

Until the 19th century, ice fit for human consumption was scarce, hacked and sawn by hand, and available only locally in limited, highly prized quantities

For some a secular saint, for others a symbol of oppression.
09/08/2021
Unforgiven: Robert E. Lee's Conflicted Legacy

For some a secular saint, for others a symbol of oppression.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his conflicted legacy. For some, he was a secular saint, for others a symbol of oppression.

#OTD in 1941: German forces begin their siege of Leningrad –– one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history.
09/08/2021
Leningrad Symphony: A Symphony of War

#OTD in 1941: German forces begin their siege of Leningrad –– one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history.

During the dark days of the Wehrmacht's long siege of Leningrad, the spirits of the Russian city's citizens and defenders were lifted by a musical masterpiece.

#OTD in 1940: The Luftwaffe begins bombing London. The Blitz has begun.
09/07/2021
Shadows of the Blitz in Today's London

#OTD in 1940: The Luftwaffe begins bombing London. The Blitz has begun.

The signs of the Blitz's devastation in London are hard to find, but a walk through central London can still reveal the scars of those days; you just need to know where to look.

#OTD in 1783: The signing of the Treaty of Paris formally ends the Revolutionary War, with Britain recognizing the sover...
09/03/2021

#OTD in 1783: The signing of the Treaty of Paris formally ends the Revolutionary War, with Britain recognizing the sovereignty of the United States.

#OTD in 1783: The signing of the Treaty of Paris formally ends the Revolutionary War, with Britain recognizing the sovereignty of the United States.

#OTD in 1945: The Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay, officially concluding the bloodiest war in recorded history.
09/02/2021
Jubilation and Reflection: V-J Day 76 Years On

#OTD in 1945: The Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay, officially concluding the bloodiest war in recorded history.

Marked both by jubilation and somber reflection, the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay officially concluding the bloodiest war in recorded history.  In

NFL standout Pat Tillman wasn’t out to win recognition or stir up controversy when he enlisted and deployed to the Middl...
09/01/2021
Honor Before Glory: Pat Tillman in Afghanistan

NFL standout Pat Tillman wasn’t out to win recognition or stir up controversy when he enlisted and deployed to the Middle East.

NFL standout Pat Tillman wasn’t out to win recognition or stir up controversy when he enlisted and deployed to the Middle East

#OTD in 1939: Germany invades Poland in an unprovoked attack –– precipitating the start of #WWII in Europe.
09/01/2021
The Man Who Started World War II

#OTD in 1939: Germany invades Poland in an unprovoked attack –– precipitating the start of #WWII in Europe.

Alfred Naujocks was an SS expert in dirty deeds done well, charged with making Poland appear a villain. And he did just that in the small town of Gleiwitz.

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