Monday, May 29, 2017

8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day

From its Civil War origins to its modern-day traditions, find out more about America’s most solemn holiday.
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The Quaker Cookbook That Fed Generations


The Quakers journeyed across the vast ocean in search of religious freedom, and to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
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American Flag Guidelines


The Old Farmer’s Almanac provides a list of etiquette regarding the display, care and positioning of the American Flag, as advised by Congress.
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Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats

Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats » 1942 WW2



were ordered to sew on their outer garments to mark them as Jews and Christian in public at certain times in certain countries, serving as a
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Controversial ballet Le Sacre du printemps performed in Paris

Controversial ballet Le Sacre du printemps performed in Paris » 1913 WW1

United States and USSR issue a joint communique

United States and USSR issue a joint communique » 1972

Supreme Court rules in favor of Major League Baseball

Supreme Court rules in favor of Major League Baseball » 1922

John F. Kennedy is born

John F. Kennedy is born » 1917



John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and…
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Fremont begins his second western expedition

Fremont begins his second western expedition » 1843

Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps makes its infamous world premiere

Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps makes its infamous world premiere » 1913

T.H. White, author of The Once and Future King is born

T.H. White, author of The Once and Future King is born » 1906


Terence Hanbury "Tim" White (29 May 1906 – 17 January 1964) was an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. One of his most memorable stories is the first of that…
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Bob Hope celebrates 100th birthday

Bob Hope celebrates 100th birthday » 2003

Bonus Marchers arrive in Washington

Bonus Marchers arrive in Washington » 1932

Wisconsin enters the Union

Wisconsin enters the Union » 1848

Ships crash in heavy fog

Ships crash in heavy fog » 1914


RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank in the Saint Lawrence River following a collision with the Norwegian collier SS Storstad in the early hours of 29 May 1914. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died.[1][2] The number of deaths is…
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Woody Harrelson's father is arrested for murder

Woody Harrelson's father is arrested for murder » 1979



Charles Voyde Harrelson (July 23, 1938 – March 15, 2007)[1] was an American organized crime figure who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr., the first federal judge killed in the 20th century. He was the estranged…
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Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks

Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks » 1988

Union troops reach Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia »

Union troops reach Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia » 1864 Civil War

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500 » 2005

Tarleton gives "quarter" in South Carolina

Tarleton gives "quarter" in South Carolina » 1780 American Revolution

Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit

Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit 1953

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Belgium surrenders unconditionally

Belgium surrenders unconditionally » 1940 WW2

U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny

U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny » 1918 WW1

U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill"

U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill" » 1969 Vietnam War

Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move

Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move » 1957

British soldier George Washington experiences combat for first time

British soldier George Washington experiences combat for first time » 1754

The Virginian is published

The Virginian is published » 1902

Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the Flashdance theme

Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the Flashdance theme » 1983

Author Maya Angelou dies

Author Maya Angelou dies » 2014

Tortilla Flat is published

Tortilla Flat is published » 1935

Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife

Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife » 1998

Ethiopian capital falls to rebels

Ethiopian capital falls to rebels » 1991

First blood of the French and Indian War

First blood of the French and Indian War » 1754

Mine explosion kills hundreds in India

Mine explosion kills hundreds in India » 1965

The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld

The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld » 1986

Matthias Rust lands his plane in Red Square

Matthias Rust lands his plane in Red Square » 1987

African-American regiment departs for combat

African-American regiment departs for combat » 1863 Cival War

Volkswagen is founded

Volkswagen is founded » 1937



Volkswagen (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlksˌvaːɡŋ̍] - listen (help·info)), shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on May 28, 1937 by the German Labour Front and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group and is the largest automaker worldwide.[1]
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Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War

Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War » 1754 American Revolution



George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (1789-97).
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Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches

Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches 1961

Saturday, May 27, 2017

U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini's plane goes down in the Pacific

U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini's plane goes down in the Pacific » 


Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was a US prisoner of war survivor in World War II, a Christian evangelist and an Olympic distance runner.
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British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity

British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity » 1940 WW2

Third Battle of the Aisne begins

Third Battle of the Aisne begins » 1918 WW1



The Third Battle of the Aisne (French: 3e Bataille de L'Aisne) was a battle of the German Spring Offensive during World War I that focused on capturing the Chemin des Dames Ridge before the American Expeditionary Forces arrived completely in…
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Sweden announces support to Viet Cong

Sweden announces support to Viet Cong » 1971

U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets

U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets » 1965

Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500

Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500 » 1972

FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency

FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency » 1941

Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith

Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith » 1831



during the early 19th century. After 75 years of obscurity following his death, Smith was rediscovered as the American whose explorations led to the use of the 20-mile (32 km)-wide
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