Category Archive: World War I

This Day in History May 7, 1915 – WWI: German submarine sinks Lusitania

  World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.   The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany …

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This Day In History – February 25

  ” Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape – into time. ~A.L. Rowse, The Use of History ”       _______________________________       American Revolution 1779 – British surrender Fort Sackville On …

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This Day In History – February 4

  Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. Machiavelli     …

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This Day In History – January 28

  Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind. ~W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand           Medieval History 1521 – The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25 The Diet of Worms 1521 (German: Reichstag zu Worms, [ˈʁaɪçstaːk tsuː ˈvɔɐms]) was a diet (a …

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This Day In History – December 11

  If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me! ~George Macaulay Trevelyan     Ancient History 361 – Julian the Apostate “The Last Pagan” enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the …

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This Day In History – November 11

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff       Ancient History 308 – Roman Emperor emeritus Diocletian attempts order in the Empire At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus …

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American Heritage: Honoring the ‘Code Talkers’

  Amazon.com Widgets   America has just celebrated Veterans Day, remembering and honoring those who have served in various capacities in all branches of the Armed Forces, from the American Revolution until today. In recognition of a special group that saved untold lives and ensured Allied victory in World War II, a story that reminds …

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November 7 – News, Views & The Past

News, views, issues and history to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge critical, deliberative thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.     QUOTE [T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too …

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This Day In History – November 2

  “There is one mind common to all individual men…. ….Of the works of this mind history is the record. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. All the facts of history pre-exist as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant. The creation of a thousand forests is in …

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October 31 – News, Views, Issues & The Past

News, views, issues and history to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge critical, deliberative thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.   QUOTE “This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new …

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This Day In History – October 24

  History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future. –Robert Penn Warren       Ancient History 69 – Second Battle of Bedriacum Forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal …

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This Day In History – October 21

  History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses. ~Charles Angoff     Ancient History 1097 – First Crusade Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch. The First Crusade (1096–1099) was a military expedition by Western Christianity to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim …

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This Day In History – October 20

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  Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape – into time. ~A.L. Rowse, The Use of History   Revolution 1774 – Congress creates the Continental Association On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the …

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This Day In History – October 18

  There will always be a connection between the way men contemplate the past and the way in which they contemplate the present. —Henry Thomas Buckle (24 November 1821 – 29 May 1862) was an English historian.         Ancient History 1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Destroyed The Holy Sepulchre a Christian church in Jerusalem, …

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This Day In History – October 8

    The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? —David McCullough (July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.     October 8, 314 – Ancient History Licinius defeated by …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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This Day In History – September 24

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. —Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.       September 24, 787 – Medieval History Second Council of Nicaea The Second Council of Nicaea is regarded …

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This Day In History – September 18

    96 AD Ancient Rome – Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1502 Early Americas – Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage 1776 War of Independence – Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights 1830 Science History – American steam locomotive races horse …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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This Day In History – September 10

  September 10, 1608 – Early American History English adventurer John Smith to lead Jamestown English adventurer John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia–the first permanent English settlement in North America. Smith, a colorful figure, had won popularity in the colony because of his organizational abilities and effectiveness in dealing with local Native …

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