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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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Relics and Artifacts That Countries Are Still Fighting For – YouTube Video

Something you don’t hear much about – Relics and Artifacts That Countries Are Still Fighting For: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr3VBm1CDTE (about 10:30 minutes long). #11: Hoa Hakananai’a – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoa_Hakananai%27a #10 Nefertiti Bust https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nefertiti_Bust #09 The Rosetta Stone (not the language software) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone #08 … Continue reading

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Onward, Mississippi – Birthplace of the Teddy Bear – Roadside America

Roadside America – Onward, Mississippi Birthplace of the Teddy Bear: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/26948. You can also view the historical marker at https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=80119 or https://www.mississippimarkers.com/sharkey-and-issaquena.html (scroll down) and a few other photos relevant to the event. Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear#History. There is a store nearby: … Continue reading

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This Day in Aviation History February 12th

I came across this article, https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/12-february-1959/. The B-36 isn’t a plane you hear much about. Wikipedia is a good starting point https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_B-36_Peacemaker if you don’t have a family member or friend who is familiar with the plane. There are only … Continue reading

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Featured Vlogger of the Week Allec Joshua Ibay – February 12, 2019

I chose Allec Joshua Ibay: https://www.youtube.com/user/delanyify as my Featured Vlogger of the Week. He vlogs on YouTube, many are about air plane crashes which can be hard to watch as there are often few or no survivors in many of … 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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