General History

USS Indianapolis – Sinking and Tragic Aftermath

Tragedy and Horror of the USS Indianapolis

Late July 1945, the warship USS Indianapolis is on a secret mission to deliver components of the first atomic bomb to American B-29 bombers stationed on the Pacific Island of Tinian. After a successful delivery of the payload, the Indianapolis heads west towards Leyte Gulf to join the battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) in preparation to invade Japan. Before reaching its new destination, the USS Indianapolis is attacked….

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Old Photos: New York Historical Photos

New York Historical Photos – An Amazing Look at Pre-1900 New York City & Central Park

New York City is one of America’s oldest and largest cities. First settled along the Hudson River in 1624 by the Dutch, the colony of New Amsterdam was established on Manhattan Island two years later in 1626. In 1664, English settlers took control of the area and renamed it New York….

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Civil War Photos – Part 2 (20 Historical Photos)

Civil War Photographs – Part 2

Civil War Photographs – Photography was still a relatively new technology during the American Civil War, but war correspondents managed to capture thousands of riveting photos throughout the conflict. These graphic images brought the front line of the war straight to the people of the United States and the entire world….

March 4, 2018 / by / in ,
Bonnie Parker Poetry – Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker Poetry – Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde were legendary outlaws that robbed banks, killed people and terrorized part of the country during the Great Depression. Police officials and the FBI viewed Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as dangerous criminals, but much of the public admired the couple and viewed them as modern-day Robin Hoods. Their legend and warm perception with the public was in part aided by Bonnie Parker’s poems: “The Story of Suicide Sal,” and “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.”…

February 22, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Young Bill Clinton Meeting President John F Kennedy

Teenage Bill Clinton Shakes Hands with President John F. Kennedy

More than five decades ago, on July 24, 1963, a young Bill Clinton shook hands with President John F. Kennedy in the Rose Garden of the White House. Clinton was a 16-year-old young man attending the American Legion Boys Nation program. …

January 27, 2018 / by / in ,
How the Super Bowl Got Started

History of the Super Bowl

Every February Americans gather to celebrate the National Football League’s championship game. Some gather just for the food or the alcohol, while others are genuinely excited to cheer their team to a win (or loss), and others still are simply excited to be a part of the party atmosphere. If you’ve been living under a rock, the game is called the Super Bowl and it’s a big thing. In fact, it is not just a thing, it is THE thing. …

January 26, 2018 / by / in ,
Civil War Photos – Part 1 (20 Historical Photos)

Civil War Photos – Part 1

Photography was still a relatively new technology during the American Civil War, but war correspondents managed to capture thousands of riveting photos throughout the conflict. These graphic images brought the front line of the war straight to the people of the United States and the entire world….

January 5, 2018 / by / in ,
Bonnie and Clyde – The Real Story

Bonnie and Clyde – Their History, Romance & Unlikely Success

“Bonnie and Clyde” – Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker – were shot to death by officers in a well-orchestrated ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934…

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