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Facts About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

[ReviewAZON name=”Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping The Memory of the World Wars” id=”2″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0195071395″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]On Veteran’s Day, we try to remember our soldiers and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation free.  In the United States, we do this in the form of military services, parades, offers to our veterans and a special tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.  This national monument was built in 1921 to commemorate the U.S. Soldiers who went to war and never came back.  The bodies interred there, as the name suggests, are unknown.  Here are a few interesting facts about this memorial and what it means to our country, as well as the rest of the world. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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Pearl Harbor Day Quiz

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Posted by Jimm - December 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About John Wayne

Things You Didn't Know About John WayneFew have ever commanded a movie screen the way John Wayne did. Over the course of his fifty-plus-year career, the six foot-two, 220lb. tough guy made over 170 films, appeared on television and radio, and wore a cowboy hat like nobody’s business. Most would agree that the Western genre itself wouldn’t exist without him.  Here are five things you might not have known about this iconic actor. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - August 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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What If: “The London Gun” Hadn’t Been Created?

It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these “What If’s” so it is about time to talk about some unknown history they don’t teach you in history class.  So, you’ve never heard of the “London Gun”?  It was a secret weapon designed by the Nazis during World War 2 in an attempt to finish off England once and for all.  If this weapon had been activated, the entire history of the planet may have been different – and not for the better!  Here is the story… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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Five Things That Happened on May 2nd

Today is May 2nd and even though we have are wondering about who is going to win the NBA Championship, bomb scares on Times Square, and the crisis on Wall Street, other things have happened on this day, as well.  A lot of people look at history as dry and boring.  We’re going to try and change that by relating what’s going on with all the juicy details of sex, violence, and fun.  With this new series of posts, we’ll look at the history of May 2nd and update you of the previous happenings on this day in the past. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - May 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

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Five People Born On March 7

iwojimaToday is March 7, 2010 and the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 298 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1020 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date, in 1985, We Are The World – written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie was released.  Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - March 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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