Category Archive: World War II

This Day In History June 30, 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler’s purge of political rivals

    ” History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins     The Rise of Totalitarianism in Pre-WWII Germany – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler’s violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place The Night of the Long Knives (German: Nacht der langen Messer), sometimes called Operation Hummingbird …

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This Day In History – May 12 Siege of Charleston, Battle of Raymond MS, U-Boat sinks ship in Mississippi, Berlin Blockade

  “History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; …

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This Day In History May 3, 1942 – WWII: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins

  The Battle of the Coral Sea, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia.   On this, the first day of the first modern naval engagement in history, called the Battle of …

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This Day In History May 2, 1945 – WWII: U.S. 82nd Airborne Liberates Wöbbelin Concentration Camp

  1945 – World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.   The Wöbbelin camp, near the city of Ludwigslust, was a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. The SS had established Wöbbelin to house concentration camp prisoners whom the SS had evacuated …

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This Day In History – April 30

  ” History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins       America A New Nation 1789 – George Washington becomes America’s first and most popular president On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President …

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This Day In History – February 10

    History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner             Medieval History 1306 – Raibeart Bruis (Robert the Bruce) slays political rival John Comyn igniting the Scottish Revolution against Great Britian In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert …

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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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B-17 Flying Fortress – “Aluminum Overcast”

  Aluminum Overcast – B-17 Flying Fortress Some great photographs of a restored B-17 Flying Fortress. The photographs are offered by Bernard Zee at his website, and are of the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” on the 2011 tour of the aircraft in Hayward, California. There are over 70 photographs of the aircraft in flight, on the …

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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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American Heritage: Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

    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 fought during World War II, that reminds us of the evolution of American culture where all men …

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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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