The Red Baron Wins his First Aerial Combat

By | Sep 17, 2017

He was only 25 when he died on April 25, 1918, but Manfred von Richthofen also known as the Red Baron was a flying ace and a deadly combat pilot for Germany during World War I. He was also know as “le Diable Rouge” (“Red Devil”) or “Le Petit Rouge” (“Little Red”) in French, and […]

Private William Williams

By | Sep 13, 2017

William Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 14, 1814. He was assigned to the 38th U.S. Infantry Regiment. The unit was assigned to Fort McHenry in early September of 1814. Williams had his leg blown off in the British Attack on Fort McHenry. The same attack that prompted Francis Scott Key to pen […]

Her Death Lead to the Downfall of a Clown

By | Sep 9, 2017

If it wasn’t for the people that were around her when she died on September 9, 1921 in San Francisco, the name and the person Virginia Rappe would just be a small fact in the course of history. However, Rappe died after attending a Labor Day party held by Hollywood Silent Film Comic Roscoe ‘Fatty’ […]

The Mayflower set Sails

By | Sep 6, 2017

Many know the story of how the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower from Southampton, England (the same port where the Titanic set sail for New York nearly 300 years later) to settle on the shores of the New World. It was on September 6, 1620 that the ship left England. The ship was bound for […]

Kodak – Eastman Picks a Name

By | Sep 4, 2017

What’s in a name? For George Eastman the name is Kodak. It was on September 4, 1888 that he patented the name Kodak. When applying to the British Patent Office his comments were; “This is not a foreign name or word; it was constructed by me to serve a definite purpose. It has the following […]

Battle of Cooch Bridge – Delaware’s Only Revolutionary Battle

By | Sep 2, 2017

During August and September of 1777, the Colonial Troops of the United States lead by George Washington were fighting battles near the colonial capital Philadelphia. During this campaign the only battle fought in Delaware, the Battle of Cooch Bridge occurred. The engagement began on August 30th and by September 3rd the British and Hessian troops […]

A Sharpshooter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

By | Aug 13, 2017

Annie Oakley, the female sharpshooter of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” fame along with her husband Frank Bulter called Cambridge, Maryland one of their retirement homes. She along with Butler decided in 1912 to stop performing with the Wild West show. The couple lived in the Eastern Shore town from 1912 until 1917. Those familiar with […]

The Family

By | Aug 10, 2017

During first days of August of 1969 many young Americans were in the planning stages to attend the music festival in Woodstock New York that would begin in mid month. But in Los Angeles during the early hours of August 9th and then again in late hours of the same day and into August 10th, […]

Mata Hari – She Died a Spy’s Death

By | Aug 7, 2017

The name Mata Hari is known as a female spy. The Real Mata Hari was born Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle on August 7, 1876 and was executed on October 15, 1917 after being sentenced on July 25, 1917 as a German spy. Prior to World War One, Mata Hari was many things. She was the […]

Music, The Brothers Gibb and 1977-78

By | Jul 30, 2017

In a 53 week period from July 30, 1977 to July 29, 1978 The Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees, brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin, or their younger brother Andy) held the Number 1 spot for 31 weeks. July 30 – August 13 and September 17, 1977 (4) “I Just Want to be Your Everything” – […]

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