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Happy Washington’s Birthday February 18, 2019

Officially, the day is Washington’s Birthday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday although many people call it Presidents’ Day. Here’s how the states classify the day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday#Official_state_holidays.   Advertisements

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Missing Ships and Found Shipwrecks

In responding to a comment about a recently found shipwreck – Wreck of USS Hornet Found, I went to Wikipedia and found two lists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missing_ships and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_shipwrecks. Some of the shipwrecks are visible on sites such as Google Maps. A … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Blogging Activities

I enjoy writing blog posts, but that’s not the topic of this  post. One of my favorite blogging activities is skimming through and reading other bloggers’ posts. I don’t read them all, but I use a mixture of WordPress Reader, … Continue reading

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Historical Marker Database

I don’t remember when I first came across this website, https://www.hmdb.org/, but it has been a blessing. From their About Us page: https://www.hmdb.org/about.asp: This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside … Continue reading

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In Memory of Colgan Air Flight 3407 February 12, 2009

In memory of those who lost their lives (49 in the plane and 1 on the ground) in this plane crash on February 12, 2009. This post was partly based on a blog post: respectfulcatholic.com/2019/02/11/remembering-flight-3407/, and partly on recently seeing … Continue reading

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Secrets Of War, Espionage 03 Breaking The Japanese Code: YouTube Video

Secrets Of War, Espionage 03 Breaking The Japanese Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfxrOMTLvq4 (around 51:54 minutes long). Some websites for additional information: https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/11/u-s-in-world-war-ii-how-the-navy-broke-japanese-codes-before-midway.html; https://www.encyclopedia.com/politics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/world-war-ii-united-states-breaking-japanese-naval-codes; and https://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143287370/the-codebreaker-who-made-midway-victory-possible. Definitely worth the read if you are into this sort of stuff.    

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Sir Nicholas Winton Remembered

I saw a post on Facebook today about Sir Nicholas Winton. If you are not familiar with him, he helped rescue 669 children, mostly Jews, from Czechoslovakia shortly before World War II broke out. You can learn more about him … Continue reading

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