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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
14SEP 2018
American Revolutionary War Film

American Revolutionary War Film

Hollywood has often turned to American history for stirring and patriotic historical films, but the War of Independence has proven to be the most difficult period to portray. This is not because the conflict between Britain and the American colonies lacks exciting vignettes: the Boston tea party, the first shots fired at Lexington, the signing of the Declaration of Independence…

Continue Reading
10SEP 2018
Industrial Revolution Innovation

Industrial Revolution Innovation

Britain has a long and proud history as a hotbed of innovation. We led the Industrial Revolution over 200 years ago when scientific leaps and technological innovations brought enormous economic benefits and improvements to living standards. The innovations of that time were responsible for radically re-drawing the roadmap of British manufacturing. Manchester became the world’s first…

Continue Reading