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The Supreme Allied Commander

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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National Hubris, International Tragedy . . . .

On this day in 1988 the aircraft bearing tail-number N739PA, operating the transatlantic leg of Pan Am Flight 103, was destroyed by a bomb killing…

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In Infamy

On this day in 1941, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”…

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Grace and Thanks Through Adversity . . . .

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. On this very day in 1950, Gen. Douglas MacArthur falls for a Chinese feint in Korea, as 230,000 pair of…

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This Galaxy of Clowns

On this day in 1945, 24 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers go on trial before the International War Crimes Tribunal in…

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American Anguish

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…

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