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Ike’s Operation Overlord and Hitler’s End

On this day in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) by FDR, serving in a…

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Trump’s War

The following is an excerpt from a post I made on Facebook 6 years ago. It goes double today. Just because I don’t support Benjamin…

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The Battle of New Orleans

On this day in 1815, two weeks after the Treaty of Ghent had ended the War of 1812 on Christmas Eve, General Andrew Jackson achieves…

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The Beginning of the U.S. Navy with the Continental Congress

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress names Esek Hopkins, Esq., as commander in chief over the fledgling fleet of what would become the…

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Barefoot and Freezing at Valley Forge

On this day in 1777, Gen. George Washington and his ill-equipped, poorly fed and largely shoe-less army stagger into Valley Forge, weary from long marches…

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Following up Normandy with the Battle of the Bulge

On this day in 1944, 200 hours ahead of Christmas, the Germans launch their last major offensive of WW2, Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein, and so…

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