Posted in Foreign Policy History

The Complex Manhattan Project

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in…

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Posted in Business History

Model A to Today

On this day in 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A…

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Posted in Entertainment History

99 years of the Hollywood Bowl

On this day in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens its first official full season with a performance by…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Human Interest

The Battle of Britain

Within the shank of the battle, PM Winston Churchill remarked “Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few.” 1,542 such few gave their lives in the course of air combat; as of February, 2019, six of The Few from the RAF are still with us.

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From Yerba Buena to San Francisco

On this day in 1846, USN Capt. John Montgomery anchored in an obscure bay in California and led a party of marines and sailors ashore….

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From the Shogunate to Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1853, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, representing the U.S. Government, sails into Tokyo Bay, Japan, with a squadron of four vessels. For…

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