20OCT 2018
Manhattan Project lead scientists

Manhattan Project lead scientists

In 1934, German scientists discovered nuclear fission, the splitting of an atom of uranium into two elements. If fission became a chain reaction, the energy of the nucleus of the uranium atom might be released. A very large number of atoms split very quickly might result in a massive explosion. Five years later, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt describing the…

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16OCT 2018
Lewis and Clark Expedition information

Lewis and Clark Expedition information

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were born simultaneously in neighboring counties in Virginia on August 1, 1773. Oddly enough, it was precisely 30 years and 30 days after their birth that they began what would become their legacy, the expedition that today bears their name. But all of that was to come later in the varied and fascinating parallel lives that each of them led. Though…

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12OCT 2018
Pearl Harbor Retaliation

Pearl Harbor Retaliation

America Strikes Back Once the shock of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor subsided, the focus of American military planners turned to retaliation - even if it was only symbolic. A few weeks after the attack, Lt. Colonel James H. Doolittle presented his superiors with a daring and unorthodox plan. B-25 bombers, normally land-based, would be transported by an aircraft carrier to…

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08OCT 2018
Abraham Lincoln death

Abraham Lincoln death

Abraham “Abe” Lincoln was born on February 19, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky, to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one-room log cabin. Nancy Lincoln passed away when Abraham was nine years old, and his father remarried Sarah Bush Johnston, who encouraged his education and maintained a cordial relationship between Abe and his father. More about Abraham Lincoln On April 3, 1865, Abraham…

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04OCT 2018
Was the American Revolution Radical

Was the American Revolution Radical

The South East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, by Peter Cooper, circa From another perspective, however, the American Revolution was as radical as any revolution in modern history, for it replaced monarchical authority with representative government and created a society that was far more democratic than even the founding fathers had anticipated. Nowhere were the effects of…

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30SEP 2018
Germany after World War II

Germany after World War II

Lily Gardner Feldman has been studying German reconciliation for four decades. Image: Tony Richards Related Articles A closer look at Germany s compensation programs, which started in the 1950s and will continue for the foreseeable future In early March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Japan, her first trip to the country in seven years. She met with Prime Minister Shinzo…

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26SEP 2018
Pearl Harbor Damage

Pearl Harbor Damage

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will be closed to visitors until at least June 4 after a dock to the memorial that sits atop the sunken battleship was damaged in an accident Wednesday, the National Park Service says. The damage occurred when tugboats were “assisting” the USNS Mercy, an 894-foot-long, 69, -ton hospital ship, inside the harbor…

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22SEP 2018
September 11 2001 events

September 11 2001 events

September 11, 2015 marks the 14th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in America s history. On that fateful day in 2001, almost 3, innocent civilians lost their lives to one of the most brazen and deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil. Organized by Islamic extremist organization Al Qaeda and its leader Osama Bin Laden, it led to the ongoing Global War On Terrorism…

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18SEP 2018
Pearl Harbor Parking

Pearl Harbor Parking

Memorial is the number one visitor destination in Hawaii. Millions of people from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3, miles from the West Coast of America and 4, miles from Japan…

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