11DEC 2016
World War Two weapons

World War Two weapons

It might have been the greatest lost weapon of World War II. Major-General JFC Fuller, the man credited with developing modern armored warfare in the 1920s, called failure to use it the greatest blunder of the whole war. He even suggested that British and American tank divisions could have overrun Germany before the Russians — if it had been deployed, that is. I’ve been looking…

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10DEC 2016
Manhattan Project testing

Manhattan Project testing

Redactions Let’s get this out there: I’m a confessed “Archive Rat.” While I may not actually be thrilled while in the archives themselves (which are often dusty, bureaucratic, uncomfortable places), I love the thrill of finding something old, something new, something once secret. I get a lot out of that…
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09DEC 2016
Abraham Lincoln short Story

Abraham Lincoln short Story

Abraham Lincoln was not regarded as a particularly hardworking child. Instead of adapting to frontier life and embracing the hard labor associated with it, Abraham retreated into books and self-education. He did, however, gain a local reputation as an expert fighter after defeating one of his town’s…
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08DEC 2016
First moon landing for Kids

First moon landing for Kids

On July 16, 1969, NASA launched the space rocket Saturn V, which had the Lunar Module spacecraft and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins aboard. Their mission, called Apollo 11, was to land the module on the surface of the moon, a feat that no other human had ever done before…
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07DEC 2016
Casualties of American Civil War

Casualties of American Civil War

The Cost of War: Killed, Wounded, Captured, and Missing The Civil War was America s bloodiest conflict. The unprecedented violence of battles such as Shiloh, Antietam, Stones River, and Gettysburg shocked citizens and international observers alike. Nearly as many men died in captivity during the Civil…
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06DEC 2016
Daughters of the American Revolution award

Daughters of the American Revolution award

The Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress is a time-honored tradition that has been held in Washington, D.C. as the annual national meeting of the DAR membership since the organization’s founding in 1890. Not to be confused with the United States “Congress, ” the DAR national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American…

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05DEC 2016
Date of the Louisiana Purchase

Date of the Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase summary: The United States bought 828, square miles of land from France in 1803. The French controlled this region from 1699 until 1762 when it became Spanish property because France gave it to Spain as a present, since they were allies. But under Napoleon Bonaparte, France revived the aspirations to build an empire in North America so the territory was taken…

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04DEC 2016
Define Lewis and Clark

Define Lewis and Clark

American-made from imported ingredients —One significant medicine was not imported–the famous Bilious Pills of Benjamin Rush. (They were actually anti-bilious pills. A patient was said to be bilious when supposed poor flow of bile in the body caused a complex of symptoms including constipation, headache, and lassitude.) Dr. Rush had expressly indicated to Lewis that when one of…

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03DEC 2016
Industrial Revolution in Australia

Industrial Revolution in Australia

It’s 160 years ago this year (2014) since the first railway was opened in Australia in 1854. The railways were a vast improvement on the Cobb and Co. coaches, which carried people, and the drays and wagons, which carried goods, over the rough bush tracks. Pulled by horses or bullocks, wagons were slow and expensive, while the threat of being held up by bushrangers was a real possibility…

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02DEC 2016
When man first landed on the moon

When man first landed on the moon

Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks during a celebration dinner at Ohio State University honoring former U.S. Sen. and astronaut John Glenn s 50th anniversary of his flight aboard Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Myth: That in his later years he gave no media interviews. In fact, starting…

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