Go to https://NordVPN.com/thehistoryguy and use code THEHISTORYGUY to get a 2-year plan plus 1 additional month with a huge discount. It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee! On June 11, 1837 a group of drunken volunteer firefighters stumbled into a funeral procession along Boston’s broad street. The Broad Street riot that followed includedContinue reading “The Boston Broad Street Riot of 1837”
The Sports and Fitness Industry estimated that 53 million people use a treadmill at least once a year. While today’s treadmills are primarily used as an exercise device, their history stretches back further than you might think, and for thousands of years had nothing to do with exercise.
On this day in history, June 8th, 1944, the fighting ceased around Angoville-au-Plain, where D-Day Medics Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore were treating wounded from both sides of the conflict in a church in France. Their service and heroism are history that deserves to be remembered.
On June 6, 1944, the allies prepared one of the most ambitious operations in military history: the landing of over 156,000 troops in Nazi-occupied France. D-Day remains the largest seaborne invasion in history. In addition to the troops that landed, over 190,000 naval personnel and more than 6,900 ships were involved in the landing. AmongContinue reading “USS Texas and Omaha Beach”
The unique topography of what is called the “eastern foothills” of Colorado gives rise to a weather phenomenon called “cloudbursts.” A flood resulting from a cloudburst rises so quickly that it is usually described as a ‘wall of water.’ 100 years ago today the “great flood” of 1921 came during the transition of the AmericanContinue reading “Pueblo Colorado: The Great Flood of 1921”
It may sound surprising that the last American cavalry charge occurred less than a hundred years ago, not in the pre-industrial years of the nineteenth century, but on the modern, tank-filled battlefields of WWII.
Memorial Day hearkens to the most divisive time in the nation’s history, but brings Americans together in common cause — remembering the soldiers who died in combat serving their country. The History Guy remembers the origins of the American holiday, “Memorial Day”.
Enjoy 10% off 6” and 8.5” MOVA Globes with code THEHISTORYGUY. Shop now on https://bit.ly/THGMOVAGlobes In 1964 engineers at NASAs jet propulsion laboratory noted that a rare alignment of four planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, would occur in the late 1970s, allowing an unprecedented opportunity to have a single spacecraft visit several planets. NASAContinue reading “Voyager 2 and the Grand Tour”
On the Maryland side of the Potomac river in Charles County, Maryland, there is a shallow bay tucked between Sandy and Liverpool point. Partially hidden in the muck and largely submerged, this unassuming bay holds a unique secret: the “largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere”.
The Brooklyn bridge represented the growth and might of the industrial age, and the coming of age of the United States, and its largest city. There is much that can be said of the Brooklyn bridge, but, marvel that it is, it also represented the novel challenges of an era of massive change, many contradictions,Continue reading “The Brooklyn Bridge and the Gilded Age”