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This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Revolution: The Continental Navy is formed

  This Day In History October 13, 1775 – American Struggle For Independence: The Continental Congress authorizes the first American naval force, the Continental Navy   On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy. Since the outbreak of open …

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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 – 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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Solar Energy Saving Military Lives


  Solar power generation has not proven to be a viable source for large quantities of energy as discussed in this article Shedding Some Light On Solar Power. But it is valuable for isolated, moderate demand conditions and may help save lives in the military for such applications. The following video from CNN Money describes …

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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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Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity – Robert Roland Ingram USN

Robert Roland Ingram, USN NAVY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HOSPITAL CORPSMAN THIRD CLASS   Great Unknown Americans Series   Robert Roland Ingram was born on 20 January 1945 in Clearwater, Florida. In November 1963, at age 18, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. After completing recruit training in San Diego, California, he requested 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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How Civilizations Die

    How does the health and vitality of a culture influence its longevity? A wide variety of cultural facets foster growth and stability, or contribute to its demise: form of government, taxation, financial system, commerce, incentives for growth and production, agriculture, health care, diet, science, the family unit, roles of gender, commonly accepted sexual …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – “We Will Fight For Uncle Sam” – circa 1860

    We Will Fight For Uncle Sam A lively tribute in song to the Irish troops that fought on the side of the North to preserve the Union in the American Civil War. The lyrics are written by an unknown poet set to the tune of “Whiskey in the Jar”. The song is common …

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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 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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This Day In History – September 4

  September 4, 476 – Ancient History Western Roman Empire falls to Barbarians Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who proclaims himself king of Italy. Odoacer was a mercenary leader in the Roman imperial army when he launched his mutiny against the young emperor. …

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This Day In History – August 25

    History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner     August 25, 325 – Ancient Christian History Council of Nicaea concludes The Council of Nicaea, the first ecumenical debate held by the early Christian church, concludes with the establishment of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Convened …

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This Day In History – August 24

Follow ‘This Day In History’ During Weekdays At FACEBOOK Legacy-America August 24, 1776 – American Revolution General Lee recognizes Georgia’s value On this day in 1776, American General Charles Lee informs Congress that Georgia was more valuable than he had originally suspected. Lee argued that the state’s salubrious climate, crops of rice, numerous harbors and …

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This Day In History – August 21

Follow ‘This Day In History’ During Weekdays At FACEBOOK Legacy-America August 21, 1754 – American Revolution Bloody Ban Tarleton born in Britain Banastre Tarleton is born as the fourth child of John Tarleton, the former lord mayor of Liverpool, and a money lender, merchant and slave trader. After completing his education at Oxford, Tarleton became …

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This Day In History – August 20

The cemetery and memorial in Vassieux-en-Vercors where, in July 1944, German Wehrmacht forces executed more than 200, included women and children, in reprisal for the Maquis's armed resistance.

    Follow ‘This Day In History’ During Weekdays At FACEBOOK Legacy-America August 20, 1794 – American Westward Expansion – Indian Wars Battle of Fallen Timbers The Battle of Fallen Timbers was an important victory for the United States Army against natives in the Northwest Territory. In 1792, President George Washington appointed Anthony Wayne as …

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Oldest U.S. Survivor Of WWII Bataan Death March Takes His Leave

Buffalo Bill Cody, circa 1875

Rest In Peace Old Warrior Unknown American Hero   Albert Brown, the oldest survivor of the horrors of the World War II Bataan Death March and a Japanese war POW camp in 1942 in the Philippines passes on Sunday, August 14, 2011. “Doc” Brown was 105 and lived in Pinckneyville, Ill. Within hours of the …

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This Day In History – August 14

Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General Richard K. Sutherland watches, September 2, 1945

August 14, 1776 – American Revolution Stamp Act remembered The city of Boston observes the 11th anniversary of the popular resistance that prevented the execution of the Stamp Act there on this day in 1776. The celebration included the erection of a pole at the site of the original “Liberty Tree.” The Stamp Act, passed …

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This Day In History – August 6

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

August 6, 1777 – American Revolution General Nicholas Herkimer falls at the Battle of Oriskany On this day in 1777, 800 of Patriot General Nicholas Herkimer’s militiamen from Tryon, County, New York, are ambushed as they attempt to relieve Fort Stanwix (now Rome, New York), which was occupied by the British. Herkimer was mortally wounded …

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The Sunken Wrecks Of Truk Lagoon – Underwater History


    Underwater record of WWII in the South Pacific – stunning photography Truk Lagoon, known as Chuuk – a group of tropical paradise islands in the Federal States of Micronesia – offers adrenaline-junky scuba divers a cool yet creepy underwater adventure in shark-infested Pacific waters while wreck diving the mysterious Ghost Fleet of Truk …

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