Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Doolittle Raid

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, the first bombing of the Japanese main islands during World War 2. The raid, planned and lead by Jimmy Doolittle with a force of 16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers with all volunteer air crews were successful in their mission and achieved ...

Remembering World War 1

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Today marks the 94th Anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War 1, with its Declaration of War on Germany. World War 1 was one of the deadliest conflicts in history. This year it is even more important to remember it as the last American veteran of that war, Frank ...

Mt. Suribachi Anniversary

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Today is the anniversary of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The flag was raised by five U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman, immortalized in a photo by Joe Rosenthal. Three of the men in the photo were killed in battle. The Battle of Iwo ...

Battle of Rorke’s Drift

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Today and tomorrow marks the 130th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift. This was a landmark engagement between 139 British soldiers against over 4,000 Zulu warriors during the opening days of the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. Rorke's Drift was immortalized in the film Zule, which starred Michael Caine and featured ...