From the Articles of Confederation and its Eight Presidents by Bill Urich

On this day in 1777, The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, are approved for eventual ratification among the 13 original states of the United States of America, and served as its first constitution until March 4, 1789. The Articles of Confederation legally came into force on March 1, 1781, […]

The Vietnam Memorial – by Bill Urich

On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington DC after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The often controversial and long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 58,195 American servicemen and women who died in the conflict, […]

The Lonely Lady’s Demise

On this day in 1944, a flight of 32 British Lancaster bombers equipped with “Tallboy” ordnance score two direct hits on the infamous German battle wagon Tirpitz, sending her to the bottom. Like her sister ship Bismarck, the Tirpitz was armed with a main battery of eight 15-inch guns in four twin turrets. After a […]

The Great War Ends

On this day in 1918, and specifically at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Imperial Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The […]

The Blue Route © 2018
%d bloggers like this: