Monday, February 19, 2018

President's Day: History & Meaning

When is Presidents' Day 2018? And Washington's Birthday? History and meaning from The Old Farmer's Almanac

Marines invade Iwo Jima

Marines invade Iwo Jima » 1945 WW2

The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army during World War…

British navy bombards Dardanelles

British navy bombards Dardanelles » 1915 WW1

The Dardanelles (/dɑːrdəˈnɛlz/; Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı, Greek: Δαρδανέλλια, translit. Dardanellia), also known in Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont (/ˈhɛlɪspɒnt/; Greek: Ἑλλήσποντος, Hellespontos, literally "Sea…

Chicago Seven sentenced

Chicago Seven sentenced »1970

South Vietnamese coup unsuccessful

South Vietnamese coup unsuccessful » 1965 Vietnam War

Tiger Woods apologizes for extramarital affairs

Tiger Woods apologizes for extramarital affairs » 2010

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods[5] (born December 30, 1975)[6][7] is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for…

Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph

Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph » 1878

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.[1] He developed many devices that greatly influenced…